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 SAMAYAPURAM - MAHAMAYI TEMPLE

A big temple was built by Vijayanaga kings later with spacious courtyards adorned with excellent sculpture. The locals narrate that a certain Vijayanagara king on his way to Northern parts for conquest stayed here for a night. He prayed that if his campaign would turn out victorious as planned, he would build a big temple for the Mother. The Mother's blessings bore fruit and he built o grand temple. With many mini-shrines for parivaradevathas. The icon set up on a high dais is about ten feet in height and is very awe-inspiring with her eight hands adorned with several awful weapons.

About this statue too, there is a legend which is of no mean spiritual significance. Once it appears a devotee by name Surappa Nayakar out of extreme devotion installed a new one in the place of old. It was resented by Mother. Many unpleasant things occurred to him and hence the restoration of the old, removing the new one, which is now used as Utsav vigrah. Many kinds of festivals are celebrated throughout the year. Among them, the "Theechatti" tradition - carrying a fire pot on the head and passing through the streets is quite colourful and worth witnessing. It is one of the rituals offered to redeem the vows taken. Several others like offering sweet pongal also is quite common and it is done with great devotional fervor. Celebrated posts sung the Mother's glory in sweet poems.

It lies 12 km. of Trichi town, accessible by town bus.

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