Peria Mariamman ,Erode,Erode
Moolavar : Peria Mariamman
Urchavar : –
Amman / Thayar : –
Thala Virutcham : Neem tree
Theertham : –
Agamam / Pooja : –
Old year : 1000-2000 years old
Historical Name : –
City : Erode
District : Erode
State : Tamil Nadu
The car festival in Panguni (March-April) is an important event in the temple. It is preceded by an inauguration ceremony on the first Tuesday of the month called Poochattu, planting of the post, lighting of lamps made of flour paste, offering the Pongal etc. Finally after the car festival, the post is removed and left in the canal nearby.
Erode is a city that has a number of Mariamman temples as Chinna Mariamman, Vaikkal Mariamman, Kongalamman, Karungalpalayam Chinna Mariamman, Surampatti Valasu Mariamman and so on. Peria Mariamman is worshipped as Head of all Mariamman
The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and 4.p.m. to 8.00 p.m.
Sri Peria Mariamman Temple, Brough Road, Erode district.
Pujas to the deity is performed thrice a day at 7.00 a.m. (Kalasandhi), at 12.00 a.m. (Uchikala) and the Sayaraksha puja (night) at 7.30 p.m.
Peria Mariammam protects her devotees from heat related diseases as measles and boils. Devotees pray to the Shakti each Friday with Archanas seeking child boon.
Devotees perform abishek and offer vastras to Peria Mariamman.
Greatness Of Temple:
The Simha Vahana (Lion vehicle of Shakti) and a thoori appears majestically at the entrance. There is a sculpture for Sage Parasurama. The Car of the temple has paintings of Lord Shiva and Lord Muruga. The car is designed as if it is borne by four elephants on four sides.
All the Mariammans join together from day one of the car festival in which all communities transcending religion and caste gather together for the celebration and this is the unique feature in the Erode Peria Mariamman festival.
People gather in groups, organize music performances, plays, debating forums called Pattimandran on religious topics and epics, Kavi Sammelans, Seminars, Bommalattam-an event played with dolls and such other cultural programmes etc. From beginning to end during the festival fancy dress events also takes place and the final day Manjalneer (water mixed with turmeric) is a replica of the Holy festival in North.
When the posts-Kambams- are removed on the final day, thousands of women gather to bathe them with the Turmeric water was before leaving them in the canal.
It is said that the Kongu Cholas who ruled the region would have built the temple 1200 years ago.