- Mariamman temple, Ooty
Mariamman temple, Ooty
Name Proper name: Mariamman temple Tamil: மாரியம்மன் கோவில், உதகை Location Country: India State: Tamil Nadu District: Nilgiris Location: Ooty Elevation: 2,240 m (7,349 ft) Coordinates: 11°24′44″N 76°42′46″E / 11.412142°N 76.712728°ECoordinates: 11°24′44″N 76°42′46″E / 11.412142°N 76.712728°E Architecture and culture Primary deity: Goddess Mariamman Important festivals: Ooty Mariamman Temple Festival Architectural styles: Dravidian architecture Number of temples: 1 Website: www.ootymariammantemple.com
The Mariamman temple (Tamil: மாரியம்மன் கோவில்) is located near the market in Ooty, in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. Mariamman is the local deity of the region. It is dedicated to Mariamman, the Hindu Goddess of rain.
Ooty Mariamman Temple Festival is celebrated in the month of April. Mariamman, the mother Goddess is widely considered to be a form of the goddess Kaali. Mariamman is also referred to as Seethala Gowri or Mahamaayi. A festival honouring the goddess is held in the temple annually, which is visited by thousands of devotees from across the country. One of the important events in the festival includes devotees walking barefoot over burning coal to show their devotion to the goddess. The devoteed also make oil lamps from grounded rice and offer them to the goddess.
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- Nilgiris District
- Temples in Tamil Nadu
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