Sri Mariyamman temple – Punnainallur
Moolavar : Mariyamman (Muthumari), Durgai
Urchavar : –
Amman / Thayar : –
Thala Virutcham : –
Theertham : –
Agamam / Pooja : –
Old year : 500 years old
Historical Name : –
City : Punnainallur
District : Thanjavur
State : Tamil Nadu
Main Goddess is a gigantic Amman in standing posture, but it is not made of stone sculpture, but of mud(puthu Mariamman). So no abishegam is done for main deity here. Instead, there is small Vishnu Durgai amman sanctum near main diety and all abjshegam are done only to this deity. No archana also for main deity, archanas are done to Uthsava Idol kept at the entrance of the main sanctum.
One can vow to offer Gold Petticoat( thanga pavadai) to main deity, when one”s prayer is fulfilled by HER. Devasthanam collect Rs.1000/- per offer on pre fixed dates. Atleast 3-7 days before one has to fix the date,as per temple timings.
Then we can also pray at Periyachi amman, another Amman deity, who wards off one’s evil effects.
If you want to have good and peaceful dharshan of this famous Mariamman, avoid Sundays,Tuesday and Fridays. Fullmoon days also attracts good crowd. Special Dharshan ticket @ Rs.10/- available,but during these festive days, long queues can be seen.
Best day and timing for good darshan- weekdays(other than Tuesday,Friday & Sunday) early morning..6-8 am.