Tamilnadu Temples

Melmalayanur Sri Angala Parameswari Temple Timings, History, Pooja

Melmalayanur Sri Angala Parameswari Temple is located near Gingee, Villupuram, Tamil Nadu, 21 km from chetput (Tiruvannamalai District). It is famous for the Goddess Angalamman.

About Melmalayanur Angalamman Temple:

Lakhs of devotees visit here every new moon and full moon days since it is supposed to be auspicious during these days. But it lacks Medical facilities and hotel facilities. Melmalayanur is assembly constituency which will send representative to the members to the state assembly.

Mother parvathy only created Brahma, Vishnu, Rudra, Maheswaran and Sadhasivan for creation, Maintenance, distination, hiding and blessing.

Melmalayanur Arulmigu Angalamman Temple Timings: 5:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Melmalayanur Arulmigu Angalamman Temple Pooja Details:

Nadai Thirappu : 5:00 AM
Kala Santhi Pooja: 8:00 AM to 8:30 AM
Sayaratchai Pooja: 4:00 PM to 4:30 PM
On all Full moon day, No moon day, sunday’s and friday’s special Alankarams, Special poojas and Unjal Urchavam with Mela thala Vathiam are being performed throughout the year

Melmalayanur Arulmigu Angalamman Temple History:

Goddess Mother Parvathi the wife of Lord Shiva took birt on her as hive. The purpose of the birth is to clear Lord Shiva from certain sin and give blessings to all people in kaliyug. The birth took place her before the start of kaliyug. The birth place melmaliyanoor where the temple is situated. The specialty in this temple is Mother in Angala amman faces north while blessing devotees.

The great dazzling brightest light is mother Sri Angalaparameshwari was ruling the world even before inhabition started.

Mother parvathy only created Brahma, Vishnu, Rudra, Maheswaran and Sadhasivan for creation, Maintenance, distination, hiding and blessing.

Lord Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma are supported to be three hands of Gods. All of sorts of energies were differentiated mainly as three types, Wish, action and Wisdom. Right Side is taken as Male and left as Female. When both sides confine together resulted in creation of Sky, Water, Fire Wind and Earth. Siva, Vishnu and Brahma were teamed with Eswari, Lakshmi and Sarswathi.

Brahma, the God for creation had 10 assistants to help in his activities. Thakkan the important assitant crores of livings including saints. He also created 60 extremely beautiful girls and married them to Godmen. In this process Eswari’s creator, He created Dhakshayani and married here to Lord Shiva.

When Takkan went to kailash, He was stopped bygod one of Shiva’s deputies. Angered by this takkan performs difficult yagams with selfish maotives. He did not invite Lord shrine. Dhakshyani went to yaga in sprite of Lors Shiva’s unwillingness. She accused thakkan for inviting Lord Shiva. But she was only insulted completely dissatisfied, Dhakshayani saw yaga was destroyed.

Dhakshayani destroyed her own body. Lord Shiva took her body and devised with uncontrollable anger (Rudhrathandavam). During this, the right hand of Dhakshayani fell in Dhandakarunyam. Malayanoor is a part of Dhandakarunyam.

Aroop (shapeless) Angalaamman to join with Lord Shiva took Birth as Parvathi, the Daughter of parvatharajan. She married Lord Shiva.

With power of manthras and boons from Lord Shiva, Brahama performed a yaga to save god men from two demons known as SANDOBI and SUNDARAR. Thro this yaga thilothama as apsaras came to life.

Attracted by the beauty of thilothama not only demons but brahma also followed her. For her protection She went to kailash where Brahma also followed. As Brahma also was with five heads, Parvathi mistook him for Shiva and felt at his feet. when Parvathi realized the truth, she was very angry and prayed Shiva that fifth head of Brahma should be destroyed. As Suggested by Lord Vishnu, Shiva fought with Brahma and cut his fifth head. But Brahma was compensated with new head. Shiva cut Brahma’s head nine hundreds and ninety nine times and got tired.

He made all the nine hundreds and ninety nine heads into garland and wore it. Then again he cut Brahma’s head and confirmed with four heads only.

Melmalyanoor Sri Angala Parameswari Temple

Shiva was affected by sin due to this. Devi Saraswathi, wife of Brahma cursed Shiva to have no food, no sleep, and his hunger to be quenched with as and thirst to be quenched with bone only. After this Shiva was roaming all over the world.

Saraswathi cures parvathi to become ugly, parts of crane and peacock are to become her dress, her assistants to become demons.

On knowing this status, Lord Vishnu apprises Parvathi that her ordeal will come to an end when she becomes snake in melmalaiyanoor.

Deve parvathi roams all over the world. She meets sage Kapil in Thiruvannamalai and takes bath in Brahmatheertham. She gets relieved from Sarswathi’s curse.

From Thiruvanamali, Devi Parvathi comes to Thazhanur Where she stays over night. On the way to malaiyanoor. She creates big lake (ponneri). Her ring is lost in the nearby fields. She curse the lake will not have any fields thereafter. These in true till date.

On the way she felt thirsty. But people there did not oblige her with water. So she curse that are will never have palm trees.

Dasan with 3 sons (Veeran, sooran, Ukiran) went for fishing in malaiyanoor lake. Parvathi suggested to them that catch should be devoted to her only Veeran wanted to oblige. But he was sorry for having damaged net.

Angala Amman gave three stones to veeran. The first when thrown in to lake it will make the net all right, second stone will result in catching fishes which is to be devoted to mother. Third stone will result in large catch which can be used for sale. Veeran obeyed the commands.

Then Angalamman created a snake hive in palace garden and set there as five headed snake. Fisherman Dasan unsuccessfully tried to doze the hive. Third day Angalamman gave Darshan to all four fishermen.She commanded the fishermen, Due to Saraswathi’s curse i am here. Daily you do Pooja to me . I will save you and your future generations. Accordingly fishermen performs pooja even now.

Then Angalamman created a snake hive in palace garden and set there as five headed snake. Fisherman Dasan unsuccessfully tried to doze the hive. Third day Angalamman gave Darshan to all four fishermen.She commanded the fishermen, Due to Saraswathi’s curse i am here. Daily you do Pooja to me . I will save you and your future generations. Accordingly fishermen performs pooja even now.

King of the place Malai Arasan came to gardens and saw the snake hive temples. He got angry with Dasan’s family. he sent a great force to destroy the snake hive. Mother made everything invisible and geve dharshan to the king, Who donated twelve kanni lands for building the temple.

People took sand from snake hive as prasad and got relief from diseases. Lord Shiva crosses river sangraparani and reaches Melmalaiyanoor. In cremation ground consumes three handful of ash and gets some relief from hunger. Then he asks for food in front of the temple. On hearing Shivas voice Parvathi feels happy and thinks of her brother Vishnu who appraises the procedure for relief from curse.

That Moment she had consultation with Lord Vishnu. He advised her that Tasty food is to be prepared in three parts. the fist two parts are to be given to Kabalam, Third part is dropped in the floor as if by mistake, then when Kabalam comes down to taste the food parvathi should take giant shape and squeeze it. Then the curse will be released. To cook the food she should take the help of lakshmi and Amudha Surabi.

Melmalyanoor Sri Angala Parameswari Amman

Parvathi Prepared food accordingly. She orders Lord Ganesh to take care of his father till the lunch is over. Ganesh obeyed his mother’s word. Parvathi performed pooja to the feet of Lord Shiva and served lunch as suggested by Vishnu. When Kabalam come down to eat the third part of food, Parvathi took giant shape of Angala Prameshwari and crushed it with right foot and made it as her servant.

As Shiva was released from curse he felt happy and went to Chidambaram for Dancing happily. He got the name of Dhandeswarar and Parvathi as Dhandeswari.

The Angalaparameshwari was taken in procession in car to subside her anger. Angels, sages and saints became wheels, Wheel latch and throne of the car. Angalamman came to normal and under took procession in normal shape. So Angala amman bless her devotees by staying in melmalaiyanoor.

Melmalayanur Arulmigu Angalamman Temple Festival:

S.No Pooja Details Timing
1 Chitrai Festival New Year Day,Laksha Deepam,Chitrai Graham,
2 Aadi Festival(Fridays) Five Fridays Festivals,Five Sundays Festivals
3 Iypasi Deepavali Festival
4 Karthikai Festival Karthikai Deepam,Laksha Deepam
5 Margazhi Festival Morning 4:00 AM Poojas for the Total Month
6 Thai Festival Pongal Festival,Thai Amavasai
7 Masi Festival Masi Peruvizha 13 Days Festival
8 First day The Mahashivratri festival
9 Second day Mayana Poojai
10 Fifth day Thimithi Thiruvila
11 Seventh day Thiru Therottam
12 Ninth day Pushpa Pallakku
13 Tenth day Theppam Urchavam
14 Thirteenth day Kappu Khazagha Festival
15 Every New Moon Day Amman Cradle Special Festival, 12:00 to 1:30 AM mid night
16 Every Full Moon Day Amman Special Prayer and Cradle Festival, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
17 Every Friday Weekly Prayers, Amman Cradle festival, 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM
18 Navarathiri Festival 10 Days Festival,Vijaya Dhasami, Parivettai
[/su_table] Note: There is no Oonjal Urchavam in the month of Chitrai & Masi Month.

Melmalyanoor Arulmigu Angalamman Temple Address:

One day Annadhanam for 100 persons – Rs.2000/-
Permanent endowment for one day’s Annadhanam Scheme (The Annadhanam will be done on the day of your choice every year) – Rs.20,000/-

How to Reach Melmalyanoor Arulmigu Angalamman Temple:

By Air:
Nearest airport is Vellore Airport situated at 82.8 KM from the Temple. And the next Nearest airport is Pondicherry Airport which is 83.5 km.

By Rail:
The Nearest railway stations to Melmalayanur are Kanij railway station 16.8 km, Tiruvannamalai railway station 18.5 km, Polur railway station 19.1 km and Aliyabad railway station 35.4 km.

By Road:
Melmalayanur is located near Gingee, Tamil Nadu which is 21 km from chetput.

Angala Parameswari Temple is located at Melmalayanur, 32 km from Gingee in Viluppuram District.

Avalurpet (Town Panchayat) which is 10 km away from Melmalayanur and 22 km away from Thiruvannamalai since devotees come to Avalurpet and then go to Melmalayanur because Avalupet connects NH and state highway.

Places Near Melmalyanoor Arulmigu Angalamman Temple:

Senji Kottai / Gingee Fort
Hanuman Temple
Auroville
Nandieswarar Thiruvaamathoor Temple
Venkataramana Temple
Krishnagiri Fort

Melmalyanoor Arulmigu Angalamman Temple Annadhanam:

Arulmigu Angalamman Thirukoil,
Melmalayanur,
Gingee,
Viluppuram,
Tamilnadu – 604204.
Phone : 04145 – 234 229, 04145 – 234 201.
E-Mail : [email protected]

Melmalyanoor Angalamman Temple Map:

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  • Nice effort to give lot of information to the devotees of the Goddess.
    May Goddess Angala Parameshwari Bless us all.

    Kindly correct the spelling errors and update the article.

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