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Story Of Ammachiveedu Temple And Jinn

Ammachiveedu Temple located at Kollam in Kerala is a unique temple and it has a story connecting it with Jinn (djinn or jinnu, genies or spirits or demons), supernatural creatures in Muslim and Arabic stories.

Once there was a fight between two families in the region. It is said anger and hatred are gates to hell. One family attempted to kill a child of the other family with the help of a Muslim sorcerer. But Ammachiveedu Bhagavathy (Adi Parashakti) came to the rescue of the child. The Muslim sorcerer attempted to paralyze the Goddess. But the family invoked the Sudarshana Chakra of Goddess, which freed the Goddess.

Ammachiveedu Bhagavathy then pushed the sorcerer into the Agnikund which the sorcerer was preparing. Agni or fire purified the sorcerer. He was transformed into a Jinn.

The Jinn has a special place at front just outside the temple under the Ilanji Tree.

Ammachiveedu Moorti Temple Facts

  • The Adi Parashakti worshipped here is formless.
  • The original temple belonged to Parappur Unithans. It was their family deity.
  • Originally there was only a Peedam in the sanctum sanctorum.
  • The temple was modified in 1968 and now there is a murti of Goddess which faces east.
  • The upa devatas worshipped in the temple are Ganapathy, Raktha Chamundi, Madan, Brahmarakshas, Vedalam and two Yogishwarans.
  • The annual festival in the temple is held for 10 days after the Sabarimala Mandala Pooja in Dhanu month.
  • The shrine of Parapuramma is located at grove near the temple.
  • The urala family of the temple does not visit Sastha Temple in Sasthamkotta as they are the Gurus of Ayyappa.