Temple is Administrated by Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Department, TamilNadu Inspected area Thirchy.About 7 kilometers (4.37 miles) from Trichy in Woraiyur, Vekkaliamman Temple is an important pilgrimage centre, and an erstwhile seat of the Cholas.The temple is unique in that the shrine of the presiding deity has no roof. Legend has it that Goddess Vekkaliamman saved the people of Trichy from sand storm and torrential rain, and told her devotees to not build a roof over her shrine until every person living there had shelter. Daily pujas are performed here, while special pujas are done on Tuesdays and Fridays when devotees from across the city throng the shrine
There is a very interesting folklore associated with the north facing idol of Goddess Vekkaliamman. Idols of deities who personify valor and chivalry, and face north are believed to bless the king with victory in war. And so, the Chola kings first visited this shrine to pray to Vekkaliamman and seek her blessings before heading to the battle field. Chola kings Pugazh Chola Nayanar and Gochenkan Chola were born in Woraiyur, but it was the latter who built this shrine to the Goddess of Shakti (Power).Talented Sangam poets like Elam pon vaniganar, Eane Cherimudhamosiar, kallian kumaran, Siruganthan, Palshayanar and Maruthuvan Thamodharan were also born at this place.
|1||Visvaruba Pooja (Sun Rise Pooja)||05.15 A.M|
|2||Morning Abisegam||05:30 A.M|
|3||Morning Deepa Tharisanam||06.15 A.M|
|4||Uchikaala Abisegam(Noon)||12:00 P.M|
|5||Uchikaala Deepa (After Noon Pooja)||01:00 P.M|
|6||Maazhai Tharisanam (Eve Pooja)||06:00 P.M|
|7||Night Tharisanam (Night Pooja)||09:00 P.M|
|8||Thanga kavasa Pooja(Payable)||10.15 P.M|
Morning : 05.00 AM To 12.00 P.M
Evening : 04.00 PM To 11.00 P.M
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