Mariamman temple, Ooty

Mariamman temple, Ooty
Mariamman temple, Ooty
Proper name: Mariamman temple
Tamil: மாரியம்மன் கோவில், உதகை
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°E / 11.412142; 76.712728Coordinates: 11°24′44″N 76°42′46″E / 11.412142°N 76.712728°E / 11.412142; 76.712728
Architecture and culture
Primary deity: Goddess Mariamman
Important festivals: Ooty Mariamman Temple Festival
Architectural styles: Dravidian architecture
Number of temples: 1

The Mariamman temple (Tamil: மாரியம்மன் கோவில்) is located near the market in Ooty, in the state of Tamil Nadu, India.[1] Mariamman is the local deity of the region.[2][3] It is dedicated to Mariamman, the Hindu Goddess of rain.

Temple Festival

Ooty Mariamman Temple Festival is celebrated in the month of April.[4] 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.[5]

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