believers are vociferous in their statements and urge, compel, coerce their
nearer. and dearer to follow suit. And lo! this belief is increasing in the
numbers of devotees as the craze is conferring tangible results sooner or later.
This is a regular feature held periodically when huge crowds visit and
participate in special prayer services are offered. The famous Mariamman temple
at Periapalam village lying
on the Chennai -Uthukoti highway is practicing odd traditions and thousands of
women are performing worship to the universal Mother Mariamman for carefree
daily existence and they are blessed without reservation.
bizarre belief practiced here though confined to women only, there is another
sacred temple in, the state of Karnataka, where males also worship in the
similar manner. And there are blessed with what they worshiped for. This is
going on periodically making the temple a yatrasthala. Atheists may denigrate
and agnostics too cry down this practice as nothing but barbarous, but it is
going non-stop with increased following
The temple is accessible from Chennai or Uthukota by four wheelers.