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This is a famous centre of pilgrimage. The Samayapuram Mahamayi is a very powerful Goddess with a long legend. Thousands of pilgrims visit every day and the deity is extremely awe-inspiring with her enormous size. And by showering boons like the Kalpa Vriksha, it is lifting millions of devotees. A miss not spot of great spiritual sublimity.

The temple lies on the bank of the river Peru Valai Vayakkal and it is deemed a Mahasakti-Peetha. Many legends are woven round this thirtha kshetra. According to one legend, a Chola king gave his daughter in marriage to a Ganganadu prince and gave away a newly built big fort as a part of dowry. It developed in all directions under the able administration of the prince and it was called Kannanoor. Alas, fall came to that glorious city when Pandyans invaded the fort and destroyed it. Later it came up in fame after the installation of the august idol of Vaishnavi in fearful aspect - rudrarupa being worshipped at Srirangam Temple. Her coming to this temple is attributed to one Jeer's daring act. The Jeer apprehending that her ugrarupa might bring inauspiciousness, brought the idol and left it in a forest. Later when the Mother's infinite compassion fulfilled peoples' desires it was called Mariamma or Mahamayi. 

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