Vekkali Amman Temple

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  • Address: Fathima Nagar, Woraiyur,Thiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu, India, Tiruchirappalli
  • Timings: 06:00 am - 08:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +91-4312761869
  • Time Required: 00:30 Mins
  • Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Family And Kids
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The Vekkali Amman Temple is constructed without a roof and it is said that even though many people have tried to build a roof over the temple, for some reason they have been unsuccessful. It is believed that once a sandstorm was on its way to devastate this city and Goddess Vekkali Amman pleaded Lord Thayumanavar to control his anger so that the sandstorm would stop. Lord Thayumanavar anger was ceased and the people of the city thanked the goddess. However, since all their homes were now roofless, the Goddess decided to live in a temple that would remain roofless till everyone had a roof over their heads.

The idol is placed facing north since kings believed that praying to these idols will favour them with victory in war.  This particular temple was built by Gochenkan Chola and much like the unusual open roof construction, it has a unique idol with the left leg placed on the demon rather that the right leg placed on the demon as seen in other idols. The temple is at its best during the Chittirai festival, Navarathri and Thai Velli when the Goddess’s idol is embellished with jewellery and a series of pujas are arranged. Don’t forget to see the beautifully made golden chariot when you visit the temple.  Devotees come here to write down their wishes on a piece of paper and tie it to the trident of the idol hoping that the Goddess will grant their wishes while others light lamps at the temple to pray for marriage and children. If you like mythology and simply want to see an interesting place rooted in deep faith, the temple is perfect for a short stop when in Tiruchirappalli.

Vekkali Amman Temple Travel Tips

  • It is customary to remove your footwear before entering the temple.
  • Please wear modest clothes for your visit.

How to Reach Vekkali Amman Temple

  • By Bus.: Vekkaliyammankoil Bus Stop
  • By taking an Auto-rickshaw.
  • Private Taxis are available for hire.
  • By renting a Car/ Bike.

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  • Vekkali Amman Temple Address: Fathima Nagar, Woraiyur,Thiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu, India, Tiruchirappalli
  • Vekkali Amman Temple Contact Number: +91-4312761869
  • Vekkali Amman Temple Timing: 06:00 am - 08:00 pm
  • Best time to visit Vekkali Amman Temple(preferred time): 04:00 pm - 07:30 pm
  • Time required to visit Vekkali Amman Temple: 00:30 Mins
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  • 0.63% of people who visit Tiruchirappalli include Vekkali Amman Temple in their plan

  • 95% of people start their Vekkali Amman Temple visit around 5 PM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Vekkali Amman Temple


95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Vekkali Amman Temple

People normally also visit Manghalam Towers while planning their trip to Vekkali Amman Temple.

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  • We would like to request for a pooja to be done for us, we're from Malaysia. Please advise.

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