Samayapuram Mariamman Temple

Approximately 20 kilometres from Trichy’s downtown, you’ll find the stunning temple. Goddess Mariamman, the deity revered in this region, is viewed as the goddess of authority.

There’s a common belief that those who worship Mariamman will enjoy better health and more success in life. There is a firm faith that this deity can heal both smallpox and chickenpox. Shrines dedicated to Mariamman and moolavar, two deities whose images are carried in a procession, can be found at this temple. The annual Thai Poosam festival draws many visitors, as does the abundance of food and drink that is consumed in its honour. Since the goddess idol is built of both sand and clay, it is not applicable to “abhishekams” (holy washing), as is customary in most Hindu temples.   When a member of the family becomes ill, devotees are known to purchase little metal statues of the idol to keep as a good luck charm; once the illness has been cured, the statue is then given to the charity box.

How to Reach:

By Train: Tiruchirappalli Junction

By Air: Tiruchirappalli International Airport

By Bus: Tiruchirappali – Chatram Bus stand. Buses are available from Central Bus Stand

Distance Chart:
Srirangam Temple to Samayapuram Temple: 11 km
Thiruvanaikaval Temple to Samayapuram Temple: 8.5 km
Rockfort Temple to Samayapuram Temple: 13 km 

Temple Timings:
5:00 AM to 11:00 AM and 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Important Festivals:
Poochoriyal (Flower Sprinkling Festival): Tamil Month Masi – 28 days Festivity
Thai Poosam: Tamil Month Thai – 11 Days Festivity
Chithirai Festival: Tamil Months Chithirai – Panguni – 13 Days Festivity
Panchaprakaram: Tamil Months Chithirai – Vaikasi – 15 Days Festivity
Navarathiri Festival: Tamil Month Purattasi – 9 Days Festivity