Badhrakali Amman Mecheri

Badhrakali Amman, Mecheri

Other Temples - Salem District


Badhrakali Amman, facing north

Other Deities

Vinayaka, Naagar, Kala Bhairava, Ummathiamman, Veerabadhra. Sanctum Niches – Narthana Vinayaka, Maheshwari, Dakshinamurthy, Kowmari, Durga

Badhrakali Amman Mecheri is a north-facing temple with a 5 tiered Rajagopuram at the entrance in the north. Before the gopuram is a mandapam and shops. Badhrakali Amman Mecheri is situated in a single beautiful, clean, and well-maintained prakaram. Apart from the Rajagopuram, there are three 3 tiered gopurams in the cardinal directions of east, south, and west which are kept closed normally. A maha mandapam is in front of the Sanctum Sanctorum of the main deity. The goddess here at Badhrakali Amman Mecheri is seen in an aggressive standing position with eight hands holding different weapons, blessing the devotees, and with a slain demon lying below her legs.

Holy Water (Theertham) – No information

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – No information


Badhrakali Amman Mecheri is an old temple said to have been originally built by the local kings about 800 years ago. Historical information is not available as of now.


Badhrakali is the fierce form of goddess Parvati and is considered as the protector of good. There are many forms of the goddess and Badhrakali Amman Mecheri is the abode one of her fierce forms.


Badhrakali Amman Mecheri is in the center of Mecheri town. Mecheri is about 30 kilometers northwest of Salem via Omalur.

Stay and Food

None locally except tea and snack shops. The closest for food and stay is Salem.

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