Temple Details

Paadaikattiya amman temple   Valangaiman

About Paadaikattiya amman temple

      Mariamman Temple is a Hindu temple in the town of Valangaiman in the Tiruvarur district of Tamilnadu, India. The main God here is Valangaiman Mariamman and Amman.
This temple is a Amman Koil.

       The Temple is situated with cultural style. The Sudha Idol of Mahamariamman in the front elevation is attractive with natural appearance. The stone idol of Pechiyamman, Erulan and Veeran are situated in left prakara mandapa

      This temple is called Paadikattiya Amman temple dedicated toMariamman. It is also known as Sri Valangaiman Maha Kali Temple andis very old - 1000 to 2000 years old.

      the story of mariamman is In a street Valangaiman Varadharajanpettai about 200 years ago there lived Kathagounder. His wife's Govindamammal both of them devotees of God.  His wife prepared eatables and sold them in the nearby villages. She had a good sale of her eatable in a village called Pungancheri South East of Valangaiman.

       One day on Friday Govindammal went to Pungancheri for her business. She got a lot of money, paddy and then she went to a tank for bath, there she saw a Brahamin couple with their child went towards Adaikkalam Katha Ayyanar Temple. After bathing Govindammal heard the cry of a child from the side of the Ayyanar temple.

     Govindammal hurried to the spot and found a girl child was crying there. She called the neighbours and the people from the street ran towards the temple. They searched for the persons who brought the child there, but ther was nobody.

     Govindammal took the crying child and immediately the child stopped her cry and laughed beautifully. All the people of the street were attracted by beauty of the child. And they wanted to bring up the child themselves.

    Finally the people decided that the leader of the street (Nattamai) should bring up the child. Govindammal felt sorry that she did not get the child. She returned to her house and for three days she didnot go to Pungancheri for selling.

    In Pungancherri all of a sudden fowls, sheep and cattles died and many people suffered by small box. The child from the Ayyanar temple was also infected by small box. There was confusion everywhere at that time a furious man said that the child should be given to Govindammal and further said that then only that village would be come well.

      Immediately they called Govindammal and gave the child to her. Govindammal got the child named her as 'Sithala' and began to bring her up. But on the 3rd day by the acute small box the child passed away. Govindammal and her husband with sorrowful heart did the funeral at the back of their house (some belived that the child lived for seven and half years in Govindammal's house and had done many wonders and then only she died).

      Later on people after bathing in 'Kudamuruti' crossed the backyard of Govindammal's house. They came to know that it was Mariamman came to the house of Govindammal in the shape of the child, immediately they built Sithala Devi Mahamariamman temple and considered the Goddess as Mother Parasakthi. This is the historical backgound of the Valangaiman Mahamariamman temple.

There are shrines for Lord Vinayaka, Pechi Amman, Irulan and Madurai Veeran in the temple.

By Airport

Air ports near by valangaiman

civil airport-85km near

By Rail

Kumbakonam Rail Way Station ,

Darasuram Rail Way Station are the very nearby railway stations to Valangaiman. 

Thanjavar Rail Way Station is major railway station 34 KM near to Valangaiman 


 By Bus

Thippirajapuram SH 66; Madagudi; Tamil Nadu 612402; India 
1.9 KM distance     

Padagacheri Bus Stop 

Kumbakonam - Mannargudi - Adirampattinam Rd; Padagacheri; Tamil Nadu 612804; India 
4.6 KM distance      

Vadakupattam Bus Stop 

192; Papanasam - Valangaiman Rd; Valangaiman; Tamil Nadu 612802; India 
4.8 KM distance      

Sakottai Bus Stop 
SH 65; Sakkottai; Kumbakonam; Tamil Nadu 612401; India 
7.0 KM distance      

Thenampadugai Bus Stop 

 Thenampadugai - Udaiyalur Main Rd; Thenampadugai; Tamil Nadu 612703; India 
7.2 KM distance      



Kumbakonam - it is a temple lover’s paradise and is the second bigger town in Thanjavur District, in the Cauvery delta of Tamil Nadu. And is famous for silk and metal items of various components are manufactured here. 

Darasuram -it is an ancient town and is about 380 km from the state capital Chennai. 

Swamimala-The sacred town is located in Tanjore district of Tamilnadu, near to Kumbakonam. It is one of the sixt holy abodes of Lord Murugan.

Navagraha Sthalas-   Navagraha temples in Tamil Nadu are a cluster of Navagraha Temples dating from the Chola dynasty near Kumbakonam in Tamil Nadu.

Thiruvarur-The famous and oldest temple town of Tamilnadu.

        In India this is the only separate temple for Goddess Sithala Devi as called as “Padaikatti Mariamman” protected the people from smallpox and many other diseases. This Goddess Padaikatti Mariamman has a supreme power to the Devotees.
            Devotees here follow a strange custom of prayer commitment by doing a ritual with Padai – generally used for carrying a dead body.
           The Paadai festival is celebrated in the month of Panguni-March-April.  Sick people pray to Amman that they would offer the Padai Kavadi to her after recovery from illness.  The patient after recovery shall lie on this Paadai as a dead person accompanied by son and wife. The patient will be brought to the temple.  The priest would spill the water on the body.  The person would wake up as if from death by the grace of Amman.  The belief is that Amman would not let her devotee die.
           Every year in the days of Panguni Padaikatti Festival Lacks of People from all over the country visited this temple for worshipping to sending their Nerthi Kadan, Kanikai and Whatever they think it and get the turning point in their life.     

        The temple is open from 5.30 am to 1.00 p.m and again 4.00 p.m to 9.00 p.m daily.
On Sundays it is open from 5.30 a.m to 10.00 p.m. On festival days the temple is open throughout the day and night and it is never closed.
 Valangaiman Mahamariamman temple daily poojas, special poojas and poojas on festival days are conducted properly.
The six time poojas of the temple.
  1. Ushathkalam Pooja -Morning   6.00 a.m
  2. Kalasandhi Pooja- Morning   9.00 a.m
  3. Uchikalam Pooja- Noon      12.00
  4. Sayaratchai Pooja-Evening   6.00 p.m
  5. Irandamkalam Pooja- Night  8.00 p.m
  6. Arthajamam Pooja-Night   9.00 p.m

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