IMG_20171211_120229-300x225, Mahishasura Mardhini Amman Temple, Mathur, Thiruvallur
IMG_20171211_120229-300x225, Mahishasura Mardhini Amman Temple, Mathur, Thiruvallur

Mahishasura Mardhini Amman Temple, Mathur, Thiruvallur

Date built:
Deity:Mahishasura Mardhini
Architectural style:Dravidian architecture
Major festivalsNavratri
Locale:Mathur
District::Thiruvallur
Address:Mahishasura Mardhini Amman Temple,
Mathur, Thiruvallur – 631 206
Phone+91 94433 55835
 Mahishasura Mardhini Amman Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Sakthi located at Mathur Village near Thiruthani in Thiruvallur District of Tamilnadu. This temple is linked to the Murugan temple at Thiruthani by legend.

Architecture

Legend / Local stories

The Swayambu Amman Idol was found in 1960’s near the Railway track in a place called Sakthi Medu. In 1954, while laying the railway track between Chennai and Tirupathi, this Goddess appeared as Swayambu to a group of workers in this place. Stunned by the charm of the Goddess, they constructed a small temple for her in this place which later developed into a big temple as it is now.

The main temple has a vast corridor with colourful pillars with a scenic backdrop of the Tirupathi hills. The main deity, Mahishasura Mardhini, is about 10 feet height. The Goddess is so charismatic that even while killing the demon Mahishasura with her “Soolam” at her feet, she presents a smiling face, which is a rarity. She is having eight hands (Ashtabuja) with four on either side, each holding a weapon.

Also, she is also wearing skull garland. The Idol was installed under simple roof structure. Lord Vinayaga and Om Shakthi shrines are situated at the temple entrance. Another unique feature here is the Sthala Vriksham (Temple tree) which is the neem tree. Its leaves do not taste bitter.

See also  Choleeswarar Temple, Sengalipuram, Thiruvarur

Temple Opening Time

This temple remains open from 06.30 a.m to 01.00 p.m and 04.00 p.m to 08.30 p.m.

Festivals

During New moon and Full moon days, milk Abishekham with 108 litres of milk, and special homams are conducted on a very grand scale.

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Contact Details

Mahishasura Mardhini Amman Temple,
Mathur, Thiruvallur – 631 206
Mobile: +91 94433 55835

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