Ooty Mariamman Temple



Ooty Mariamman Temple is dedicated to Goddess Mariamman, Goddess Kali and Goddess Katteri. Ooty Mariamman Temple festival is a major car festival in the region. Goddess is taken out in procession in various forms - Durga, Kamakshi, Parvathi, Meenkshi, Rajarajeswari, Heddhai Amman and Bhagavathi.

Ooty Mariamman Temple Goddess Durga represents three powers – Itcha Shakti, Gnana Shakti and Kriya Shakti.  Mari, Kali and Katteri represent the three Shaktis in the temple. It is very rare that all the three Shaktis are present in a single temple. Goddess Kali is not her furious form in the temple. She is calm and benign.

The temple is unique as the Navgrahas in the temple are present with their consorts.

Devotees offer black sari, cradles and lamps in the temple. Annadanam is another important offering made in the temple.

Mother blesses devotees with good health. Prayers offered to childless couples.

Mudikayiru, a special thread, prepared with Mantras in the Katteri Amman Temple is believed to protect devotees from evil looks, illness, magic spells, and witchcraft.  Children and women wear the thread. Mudikayiru also protects cows and ox. 

Ooty Mariamman Temple Timing
Morning Darshan Time is from
6:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Evening Darshan Time is from

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

The temple is located in the main city center in Ooty.