Saturday, April 28, 2007

Goddess Moongilanai Kamakshi Temple at Devadanapatti


This temple is located amongst lush paddy fields near the Manjalar river in batalagundu in TamilNadu, India. The most unique feature of this temple is that the worship is performed only the doors of the sanctum sanatorium. The main doors of the temple are never opened.The Goddess Kamakshi is an aspect of Shakti. She is said to be doing penance in this temple. The Ghee which is kept in this temple never melts and no ants or insects come near it.

In the Movie Mahashakti Mariamman, this temple history is described. It is also said that Sri Sadasiva Brahmendra was involved in this temple construction. There is another version that Sri Kuzhandaiananda Swamigal was instrumental in the temple and the deity is considered as a form of Bala Tripurasundari. In any case, the deity here is offered toys meant for children and she is treated as a child. For more info on Bala Tripurasundari, please see the article below:

http://www.gopura.in/2013/05/moola-mantra-bala-stuthi-tamil.html

Near this temple, there are ruins of another temple whose pictures are shown below. Perhaps, a little bit of historical investigation is required?







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