Angala Parameshwari Temple | Festivals, Pujas & Timings

There is no other Mandir in India where the primal deity had represented by a natural putta(Anthill) than the Angala Parameshwari Temple at Putlur near Chennai. Angala Parameshwari temple timings are from 06:00 am to 07: 30 pm.

Overview of Angala Parameshwari Temple

Putru, or Anttha, has a beautiful face, parted lips, kind eyes, delicate eyebrows, arms, legs and especially a pregnant belly. 

Though dimly lit and narrow, the sight of this Mandir fills one with awe and wonder. The temple is very famous, and worshipers go from all over the country to seek the grace of the Goddess. 

Devi is seen as a pregnant woman with parted lips and suffering from the pangs of childbirth. Behind the sanctum sanctorum are the temples of Ganesha, Nataraja as Thandavaraya, and Angala parameshwari.

Putlur Angala Parameshwari Amman Temple

Childless people come here to pray for progeny, solutions to other problems, fulfilment of wishes and other things. Devotees had expected to buy five limes and glass from outside shops selling puja materials. 

People should not come out of the temple to conduct any transactions. Devotees should first worship at the Putru Orant hill, then the primal deity, and then all other deities. The temple and its surroundings are well-kept. 

HR and CE, Tamil Nadu, look after the temple. On full moon or full moon days, many people stay overnight. The next morning, at 5 o’clock, a special prayer is offered for those who have stayed awake all night and prayed. The temple had crowds on Sundays, Tuesdays, Fridays and full moon days.

History of Putlur Angala Parameshwari Amman Temple

According to legend, Lord Shiva and Parvati walked from Melmalayanur to Ramapuram, which is very important. It had mostly located where the temple is, but it is named Putlur because the deity revealed himself in the form of Putru or Putta. 

The place is a dense forest full of neem trees. Exhausted from the long journey, Parvati sat down and asked Lord Shiva to bring her some water. Shiva searches for water but is unsuccessful, which is the most important thing. 

Finally, he had to travel mostly to the Coom River, which at that time had crystal-clear water. Suddenly a heavy rain started, and the river had mostly submerged. As a result, he chose to wait until the rain stopped.

Parvati was bored waiting for Lord Shiva. Contrary to popular belief, the Goddess, especially overcome by hunger and thirst, definitely collapsed on the ground. A herd soon surrounded her, and contrary to popular belief, she got along well.

When Lord Shiva arrived after some time, he found that Parvati had merged into Putta and established a permanent abode there. So, he joined her and named Thandavarayan. It may be the only Amman temple with Nandi in front of the sanctum sanctorum. 

It is due to the presence of Shiva standing behind the deity. This temple had associated with another story. A rich man once punished a poor villager who owed him much money for not fulfilling his obligations. 

He also ordered them to plough a rough field at night as punishment. While ploughing, he found blood oozing from an anthill. Because the inhabitants thought the Goddess was in the Son, they started worshipping it, and the town got its name Putlur.

Timings of Putlur Angala Parameshwari Temple

The temple is open from 06.00 am to 1.00 pm and 2.00 pm to 7.30 pm.

DaysMorning TimingsEvening Timings
Monday6.00 am to 1.00 pm6.00 am to 1.00 pm
Tuesday2.00 pm to 7.30 pm6.00 am to 1.00 pm
Wednesday2.00 pm to 7.30 pm6.00 am to 1.00 pm
Thursday2.00 pm to 7.30 pm6.00 am to 1.00 pm
Friday2.00 pm to 7.30 pm6.00 am to 1.00 pm
Saturday2.00 pm to 7.30 pm6.00 am to 1.00 pm
Sunday2.00 pm to 7.30 pm6.00 am to 1.00 pm

Poojas and Rituals at Angala Parameshwari Temple

Visitors to the temple should bring five lemons. Before a devotee enters the temple, the lemon has swung around the head thrice, clockwise and counter-clockwise. 

It is to get rid of the evil eye or sight. Then it is thrown on the ground and crushed under the left foot. After that, in the temple, three lemons must be tied on the Trishul or javelin. Another lemon had been kept before Amma, who was next to Nandi.

After that, a lamp should light at the shrine, and some saffron and turmeric powder should place in the two vessels kept for it. Usually, two garlands, lemons, had been offered to the priest after circumambulating the deity. 

Angala Parameshwari Temple Timings

Both places on the deity, and one returned later. It should display in front of the house. It can also place in shops, cars and pooja rooms. Prasadam lemons are wrapped in saffron and placed at the feet of the Goddess. 

Maa bangles as prasad

The priest receives the bangles and then distributes the extra bangles as prasad. After smearing lemon with saffron from a stone near the feet of the Goddess, female devotees collect it in their saree pallu. It had been considered unlucky if a lemon slipped and fell. Men hold lemons in their hands to welcome them.

As you leave the temple, you will see another huge mound to the right of the sanctum under the Sthalavriksha, a neem tree. This cantata has no human form and looks normal. Midnight puja is performed on full moon days and is very popular. Importance of Temple

Many female devotees come to this place to have children. After fulfilling their wishes, they attach sari pallu or small pieces of Uya to the neem tree near the mound. The temple premises had surrounded by dense forests with neem trees. People also give bananas/jaggery to their children according to their weight.

Festivals are celebrated at Sri Angala Parameswari Temple.

Shivratri and Masimagham festivals had commemorated in February-March, while Aadi Fridays had celebrated in July-August. Pujas also performed on Amavasya Day.

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Sri Angala Parameswari Temple, Ramapuram (Putlur)-602 025, Tiruvallur district, Tamil Nadu.

Phone Number: +91- 94436 39825.

How to reach?

By Road:

On the Tiruvallur road, after crossing Nemam, go straight. There will be a board on the right saying Putlur. Just a few feet away, you can see Angala Parameshwari Amman Temple.

By Train:

From Central, one has to take a train bound for Tiruvallur, Thiruthani or Arakkonam and get down at Putlur station. Make sure it is not an express which stops only at limited stations. From there, the temple can reach by walking or sharing an auto.

By Air:

The nearest Airport had located in Chennai.


Are Kali and Angalamman the same?

Achillingam Kali and Angalamman are the same.

How do I contact Putlur Amman Temple?

Sri Angala Parameshwari Temple, Ramapuram (Putluru)-602 025. Thiruvallur Dist. Phone: +91- 94436 39825. 

What are the special days of Putlur Amman?

Many stay overnight on full moon or full moon days. The next morning, a special prayer had offered at 5 am for those who prayed during the night. The temple had crowded on Adi, Mangala, Sukra and Full Moon days.

What is the name of Putlur Amman Temple?

Poongavanathamman Temple