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Ammavaru – About Hindu Goddess Ammavaru

Ammavaru is widely worshipped in many villages in South India, especially in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. At the beginning of creation, Ammavaru produced three eggs. The three eggs contain three great gods. Thus she is the primordial source of life on earth.

To start creation on earth, she wished to have intercourse with the three great gods. However, two of them refused because they considered Ammavaru as their mother.

The third one agreed but only if Ammavaru gave her third eye to him. The goddess agreed and gave him the third eye. All her power rested in the third eye. When the goddess lost her third eye, she became powerless. The third god killed her and scattered her on earth. In the scattered form, she appeared as Gramadevata or village goddess.