Arulmigu Vembadi Isakki Amman Temple, Thoothukudi


This temple is located from Palayamkottai Highway near by V. O. Chidambaram College. The worship of Isakki Amman is usually a community festival where food for the goddess is cooked in the vicinity of the deity. The deity of the goddess painted in garish colors. Ponggal and tamarind rice are favourite offerings. Isakki shrines are sometimes smeared with a liquid made from mixing lime water and tumeric and which ritually represents blood. Apparently this red liquid is indicative for certain blood sacrifices. Sacrificial rituals are not uncommon in Isakki worship. Isakki worship is not flagged with formalities. Isakki worship usually follows crowd sentiments of the devotees in the village settings. This is sometimes tied to the local tales and her equal treatment of one and all. Their shrines are quite regional.

‘Amman’ means mother. Isakki is a generic rural goddess of South India. She is also known as Pechi Amman or Ezki Amman. The name Isakki has its origins as Yakshi. Yakshis are said to be bloodthirsty female tree spirits. She is also connected to Goddess Nili that appears in the Silapathikaaram.

Pooja Timing

S.No
Pooja Details
Timing
1 Ushakkalam Pooja 05.00 A.M
2 Kalasanthi Pooja 09:00 A.M
3 Uchikalam 01:00 P.M
4 Sayarakshai 06.00 P.M
5 Ardhajamam 10.00 P.M

Temple Opening Time

Morning :   07.00 AM To Evening :   09.30 PM

for other details visit temple official website www.udumalaimariammantemple.tnhrce.in

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