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Arulmigu MundagaKanniamman Temple - History


Mundakanni Amman is said to be a form of Saraswathi:

      Mundakanni Amman is said to be a form of Saraswathi who blesses people to excel in thier fine arts. Amman is also known to relive Naaga Dhosham, as the temple is the residing place of snake anthill along with banyan tree behind the sanctum sanctorum of amman, and it is belived and true to say, that naagam[snake] still worships amman everyday...

Behind the main shrine is the banyan Tree:
      Then once you enter the temple,you can worship amman,the statue is said to be formed naturally- "swayambu"[not carved by man]the moolavar or the main deity resembles a lotus bud and beneath which you can see soolam engraved on it. Above this you can see a silver roof with amman's face on it[donated by music director ilayaraja]. Abishegam is done to amman from morning till noon. The main shrine [moolasthanam] is built naturally with thatched roof as amman loves to be surrounded by nature and also to remain cool, so as to take all the pain within her, and thereby relieve those who come to her for cure from sickness, pain and hardship. . .

      Behind the main shrine is the banyan tree which is belived to be the place of the temple naagam and also have a separate sanidhi for naagam with the statue of snake in it..

      Talented Sangam poets like Elam pon vaniganar, Eane Cherimudhamosiar, kallian kumaran, Siruganthan, Palshayanar and Maruthuvan Thamodharan were also born at this place. We come to know from Abithabi Chintamani and Ottakoothar’s Thakkayaha Parani that the ancient Woraiyur which was covered by a heavy rain of sand about twenty feet below the ground is now known as Pandamangalam. .