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  SALEM - KOTTAI MARIAMMAN TEMPLE

It is quite fascinating to hear the interpretation of the locals that Mariamman means rain giving mother; since Mari stands rain, and she showers mercy just as black clouds give rain. Are not prosperity, peace and progress depending upon rain? In any century or in any place for that matter. Why in any time also. That rain symbolising grace emerges from the Mother. That is the reason why, both class and mass adore her passionately. Throughout the length and breadth of the country without any exception, to speak the truth.

The Kottai Mariamman is the supreme deity presiding over several other Mariammans installed in almost all street corners, or under trees in Salem town. As she pours down auspiciousness-subham or mangalam over this place, it can be fittingly termed Mangalampur. The august seat of this Varaprasadi and Abhyudayakarini is located in the centre of the city and is very near bus stand. Moreover, it is on the eastern bank of the river Tirumanimuthar. 

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