Kottai Periya Mariamman Temple near Salem in Tamil Nadu

Kottai Periya Mariamman Temple is dedicated to Goddess Mariamman incarnation of Mother Goddess Shakti. The temple is located at Salem Town in Tamil Nadu. The presiding deity of the temple is known as Kottai Periya Mariamman.

The widespread belief is that she protects devotees from contagious diseases like Small Pox, Chicken Pox etc. As Mother she protects her children from all sorts of natural calamities.

Angapradhashanam is an important ritual in the temple. A devotee rolls round the Temple Parikrama in the ritual.

For curing eye related problems, people offer Kannikkais. Dolls, human parts made in metals are offered in the temple.

By way of submitting kannikkais such as doll having the appearance of human being, the Kannadakkam, which is made up of a Gold, Silver or metal plate bearing the impression of eye of human being, for the curing their eye problem, by the Goddess.

The murti worshipped in the temple is unique it faces northeast. Mother is not stamping on the head of a demon. She is shown keeping her feet on lotus.

Vinayaka Chaturthi, Navrathri (nine nights), Deepavali, Krithigai, Thai Pongal, Shivarathri, Chithirai 1 and Aadi Masam are observed in the temple.

Kottai Periya Mariamman Temple Timing

Morning 6.00 A.M. to 2.00 P.M
Evening 4.00 P.M to 9.00 P.M