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Vemalamma – About Goddess Vemalamma

Vemalamma is a village deity worshipped mainly in Andhra Pradesh and parts of Karnataka. She is associated with the neem tree – Vepa or Vema. The Goddess is worshipped in the form of neem tree. In some regions the murti (idols of Vemalamma) are placed beneath the neem tree.

Vemalamma is the deity that cures common diseases like fever, cough, cold, infection, chicken pox, small pox etc.

When villages are inflicted with contagious diseases, the villagers turn to Vemalamma for protection.

Symbolically, the deity represents the various medicinal property of the neem tree.