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Mahadanapuram Mahalakshmi Temple Story And History – Goddess Lakshmi Temple at Mahadanapuram in Tamil Nadu

Mahadanapuram Mahalakshmi Temple is a popular shrine dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi at Mahadanapuram near Krishnarayapuram in Karur District in Tamil Nadu. The most important festival in the temple is the Aadi Perukku which is held on the 18th day of Aadi Masam.

Story And History of Mahadanapuram Mahalakshmi Temple
Legend has it that Goddess Lakshmi appeared here when demon Andhakasura was chasing her. She took refuge in the land and asked Kurumbas who were residents of the land to protect her.

The Kurumbas protected her by invoking Shiva. They broke coconut with their bare head to please Shiva. They did this as coconut has three eyes and Shiva is also three-eyed.

Pleased with their devotion, Shiva appeared and killed the demon and protected the Kurumbas and Goddess Lakshmi.

Goddess Lakshmi decided to stay here and protect her devotees. It is said that Kurumbas had covered Goddess Lakshmi with wool reared from their sheep.

Other Details
It is believed that the temple was built by the famous Krishnadevaraya of the Vijayanagara Empire.

Goddess Lakshmi worshipped here is dark in color and is Swayambhu – appeared on its own.

Prayers are offered here for early marriage and for success in educational matters. The temple is famous as many childless couple have found relief after offering prayers here.

A unique ritual performed here by devotees has made the temple famous. People clean shave their hair on the head and break coconuts for wish fulfillment and after wishes are fulfilled.

Mahadanapuram Mahalakshmi Temple Timing
Morning Opening and Darshan Timing is from 6:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Evening Opening and Darshan Timing is from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Mahadanapuram Mahalakshmi is located on the State Highway 66. The temple is around 25 km east of Karur Town.