Kariya Kaliamman Periyamanali

Kariya Kaliamman, Periyamanali

Other Temples - Namakkal District


Kariya Kaliamman, facing north

Other Deities

Chamundeswari, Muneeswaran

Kariya Kaliamman Periyamanali is a beautiful north-facing temple situated on a huge campus with a wedding hall and organized parking space. There is a wide Mukha Mandapam spanning the entire width of the temple with different forms of the goddess on top. The entrance to the main deity is through a small 3 tiered gopuram on top. This is followed by a long corridor extending the full width of the temple and a small door leading inside to the Maha Mandapam in front of the sanctum sanctorum of the main deity. There is a metal encased flagstaff in front. The main deity is in sitting posture adorned with lots of bangles. There are many stone idols of guardian deities on either side in the mandapam outside the sanctum sanctorum. There is a shrine for Muneeswara behind with 6 huge idols in sitting posture. Outside, on the opposite side, are temples for Mariamman, Angalamman, Shiva as Nageswara, and Venugopala.

Holy Water (Theertham) – No information

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – Neem (Azadirachta indica)


Kariya Kaliamman Periyamanali is said to be an old temple that has been completely rebuilt. Historical information is not available as of now.


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Kariya Kaliamman Periyamanali is about 25 kilometers southwest of Rasipuram and northwest of Namakkal.

Stay and Food

None locally. The closest is Salem or Namakkal depending on your travel plans.

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