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Vandiyur Mariamman Teppakulam, Madurai

Located 3 km from Meenakshi Temple, Vandiyur Mariamman Teppakulam is a famous Hindu temple in Madurai. It came into existence in the year 1646 when the soil of this region was dug for some construction. A self-manifested idol of Lord Vinayaka was discovered by Thirumalai Nayak and after the incident, a pond was constructed that spans a total area of 16 acres. The main shrine is dedicated to Goddess Mariamman who is considered as the ‘Guardian Deity of Madurai'. The pond water is used rituals conducted in the temple.

 

It Is Known For:-
1) Vandiyur Mariamman Teppakulam is popular for the self-manifested idol of Lord Vinayaka. It still exists in a small shrine located adjacent to the pond and is visited by numerous followers of Ganesha
2) This shrine is known for curing the various ailments and also blesses the childless couple with a child
3) The prayers in this temple are carried throughout the day, especially on the occasion of Theppotsavam. Countless devotees gather to seek the blessings of their guardian deity

 

Best Time To Visit:-
A casual visit to Vandiyur Mariamman Teppakulam is always an amazing one because it provides a mental calmness. Every day, numerous people visit this temple but, the festive season is considered as the best time for witnessing the enchanting beauty of this holy site.

 

Reaching There:-
Vandiyur Mariamman Teppakulam runs its own free of cost bus service for the devotees. Visitors can commute to and from the temple bus service till the nearest bus stand.

 

Nearest Railway Station- Madurai Junction
Nearest Airport- Madurai Airport

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