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Pechi Amman Temple in Madurai in Tamil Nadu – Pechiamman Temple Madurai

Pechi Amman Temple is a unique temple as the deity worshipped in the temple is the one who provides speech to people who cannot speak. Pechu also means speech. Pechiamman Temple is located at Simmakkal around 2 km from the Madurai Meenakshi Temple. It is situated within the Madurai Town limit.

The popular belief is that those people having speech problems like stammering, those unable to speak, various other communication problems get relief by offering worship in the temple.

The murti worshipped in the temple is an incarnation of Mother Goddess Durga. The murti is Swayambhu – it appeared on its own. The murti is depicted as holding a sword in one hand and head of a demon in another hand.

The temple is located on the banks of the Vaigai River. Local legend has it that she is the guardian deity of villages. It is also believed that she guards the Madurai Meenakshi Temple.

A Host of Subsidiary Shrines

Another unique aspect of the temple is that the temple has subsidiary shrines of most important murtis in Hindu Pantheon. The temple has small shrine of Ganesha, Muruga, Goddess Menaskhi, Dakshinamurthy, Dattatreya, Hanuman, Goddess Lakshmi, Saraswati, Kali, Durga and Sapta Kannikas. The temple also has murtis of village deities like Karuppuswami, Iruppuswamo, Ayyanar, Veeramalai, Periannan and Chinnannan.

Friday is the most auspicious date in the temple. The main offering is milk abhisheka.

Rahu and Ketu Worship

The temple is also an important shrine for those devotees who have trouble in horoscope due to Rahu and Ketu. Such people offering worship at Naga Shrine in the temple is considered highly meritorious.

The most important festivals in the temple are the Pongal, Shivaratri and Navratri Festivals.

Opening and Closing Time of Pechi Amman Temple

The temple is open in the morning from 5:30 AM to 12:00 PM

In the evening the Shrine is open from 4:30 PM to 9:00 PM