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  BANNARI - MARIAMMAN TEMPLE

The Goddess Mariamman is very popular in Tamil Nadu and many temples both ancient and modern are luring steady streams of devotees and pilgrims as well throughout the year. In certain big cities too, this veritable kalpavriksha is adored with such inexplicable pomp and splendour that it outshadows the celebrations carried on in the famous temples dedicated to Vishnu or Siva. On account of banning the animal sacrifices, these Sakti temples have caught the Imagination of the elite is filling the temple coffers and heightening the  grandeur of festivals. This Bannari Marriamnran temple exemplifies this unprecedented popularity a direct consequence of the introduction of Satwika type of offering prayers. Dally worship is offered with great devotional fervour Many types of good old traditions like 'Theechatti' carrying 'Fire-Pots' on the head to the temple to the accompaniment of Instrumental music in redemption of vows lure huge crowds crossing lakhs at times. This is observed during the Goddess is invoked particularly to ward off the disastrous effects epidemic diseases, and as if by miracle the adorers are relieved rather released from them without hospital cure. The temple has vast courtyards to hold thousands of devotees, who prepare pongal in improvised ovens to offering as Naivedyam.  The annual festival is worth a sight and adoration confers manifold
blessings.

It is 10 km off Bhavanisagar and 83 km off Coimbatore, accessible by bus from any point in the district.

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