Maingod: Arulmigu Mariamman
Arulmigu Mariamman Temple,
N0 1/Main Bazar
The 28 day car festival during the whole of February month is the longest and biggest festival of the temple. Mother Aadhi Parasakti comes in procession in different forms as Durga, Kamakshi, Parvathi, Meenkshi, Rajarajeswari, Heddhai Amman and Bhagavathi.
Crowd would be in lakhs. During the car procession, devotees throw salt on the deity in the hope that all their hardships would go off as salt disappears in water
The temple would be full of devotees on new moon days, Fridays in the month of Aadi (July-August), Navarathri days in Purattasi (September-October) and other days of religious importance.
he temple is kept open for darshan from morning 6.00 to night 8.00 .
Two sisters, so beautiful in appearance came here from north and asked the traders assembled there a space for their stay. Seeing the sisters, the traders felt some influence in them and asked the sisters to stay near the tree there.
A lightning linking earth and heaven appeared and the sisters disappeared. The traders realized that they were but Goddesses, built the temple and began worships. The temple came to be known as Sandhaikadai (shandy) Mariamman Temple.