Sri Angala Parameswari

Temple History

Melmalayanur Angalaparameswari temple is an ancient temple (1000 years old) located in Melmalayanur, Gingee Taluk, Viluppuram District, Tamil Nadu state, India.

Lord Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma are supported to be three hands of Gods. All of sorts of energies were differentiated mainly as three types, Wish, action and Wisdom. Right Side is taken as male and left as female. When both sides confined together resulted in creation of Sky, Water, Fire Wind and Earth. Siva, Vishnu and Brahma were teamed with Eswari, Lakshmi and Saraswathi.

A festival celebrated here during February-March is famous for Simimasana Kollai. During the festival many pilgrims cook large quantities of various kinds of grain and set it out in the burning ground. This offering to the goddess is believed to grant wishes.

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Additional Information

Hotels are available in Melmalayanur. More hotels and lodges are in Gingee, Tiruvannamalai and Villupuram. Nityannadanam is offered here for the devotees.

Lakhs of devotees visit here every new moon and full moon days since it is supposed to be auspicious during these days.

Melmalayanur bus stand is just 500 mtrs from the temple. Gingee taluk bus stand is 14 kms and Tiruvannamalai bus stand is 34 kms from the temple. Villupram city is 50 km.

Tiruvannamalai railway station is the nearest railway station which is 34 km. Villupuram Junction is 59 kms. Tiruvannamalai and Villupuram junction's are well connected to all the major cities of Tamilnadu. Buses and private transport is available from these cities to the temple.

Pondicherry Airport is 84 kms and Chennai Airport is 144 km from the temple.
  • 5:00 am to 9:00 pm, Kala Santhi Pooja: 8.00 AM - 8.30 AM, Sayaratchai Pooja: 4.00 PM - 4.30 PM
  • Contact Person: Executive Officer
  • Contact Number: (+91) 04145 234 229, 04145 234 201