Angala Parameswari Temple - Melmalayanur: in the olden times, both the Lords Siva and Brahma had 5 heads. Because the Lord Brahma became haughty and started behaving extremely arrogant. In order to teach him a lesson, Lord Siva cut off one of Lord Brahma's hands with the weapon in his hand called 'Soolayudham'. Because of this, Lord Siva was affected by 'Brhamahathi;
Subsequently, Lord Sive became restless, roaming around places with the cut-off head of Lord Brahma on one hand and his 'soolayudham' on the other hand while smearing his body with ash. He reached the Melmaraiyanur Angala Parameswari temple.
Goddess Angala Parameswari fed the severed head of the Lord Brahma and allowed the food (rice) to spread over the ground. At this time, the severed head went down and started picking the spilt rice.
Immediately, the Goddess Angala Parameswari took her Viswa Roopam (Fully enlarged shape) and crushed the severed head by trampling on her foot. With this, the Brahmahathi on Lord Siva left him!
However, even after crushing the severed head, the anger of the Goddess did not subside. In order to quell her anger, as per the suggestion of the Lord Maha Vishnu, a chariot Festival is arranged.
The Devas and the Rishis formed the wheels of the chariot, the main pin, and the different levels, floors, and the seating stage of the chariot.
With this, the anger of the Goddess Anagala Parameswari got quelled - she entered the chariot, sat on the special seat and wet on a procession around the streets.
Once the procession gets over, all the Devas and Rishis return to their original shapes and vanish. As per this mythical story and the routine practised for several hundred years, the chariot gets dismantled every year after the occasion of the chariot festival/ A new chariot will be made for te next year's chariot festival.
On the occasion of Navarathri, the 10 days Brahmotsavam is celebrated in Melmalaiyanur Angala Parameswari. During the chariot festival day, a new chariot will be made every year. The Goddess will be taken on a procession on this.
This procedure is still being followed. The temple of Melmalaiyanur Angala Parameswari temple is located 20 km North of Senji in Villupuram district and 29 km towards the east from Thiruvannamalai.
Angala Parameswari Temple: Goddess Mother Parvathi the wife of Lord Shiva took birt on her as hive. The pupose of the birth is to clear Lord Shiva from cetain sin and give blessings to all people in kaliyug. The birth took place her before the start of kaliyug. The birth place melmaliyanoor where the temple is situated. The specialty in this temple is Mother in Angala amman faces north while blessing devotees.
The great dazzling brightest light is mother Sri Angalaparameshwari was ruling the world even before inhabition started.
Mother parvathy only created Brahma, Vishnu, Rudra, Maheswaran and Sadhasivan for creation, Maintenance, distination, hiding and blessing.
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 confine together resulted in creation of Sky, Water, Fire Wind and Earth. Siva, Vishnu and Brahma were teamed with Eswari, Lakshmi and Sarswathi.
Brahma, the God for creation had 10 assistants to help in his activities. Thakkan the important assitant crores of livings including saints. He also created 60 extremly beautful girls and married them to Godmen. In this process Eswari's creator, He created Dhakshayani and married here to Lord Shiva.
|Daily Poojas at Temple|
|Morning:||08.00 AM to 08.30 AM|
|Evening:||04.00 PM to 04.30 PM|
|Chitrai Festival||New Year Day,Laksha Deepam,Chitrai Graham,|
|Aadi Festival(Fridays)||Five Fridays Festivals, Five Sundays Festivals|
|Karthikai Festival||Karthikai Deepam, Laksha Deepam|
|Margazhi Festival||Morning 4.00 AM Poojas for the Total Month|
|Thai Festival||Pongal Festival, Thai Amavasai|
|Masi Festival||Masi Peruvizha 13 Days Festival|
|First day||The Mahashivratri festival|
|Second day||Mayana Poojai|
|Fifth day||Thimithi Thiruvila|
|Seventh day||Thiru Therottam|
|Ninth day||Pushpa Pallakku|
|Tenth day||Theppam Urchavam|
|Thirteenth day||Kappu Khazagha Festival|
|Every New Moon Day||Amman Cradle Special Festival, 12.00 - 1.30 AM mid night|
|Every Full Moon Day||Amman Special Prayer and Cradle Festival, 9.00 - 1.00 PM|
|Every Friday||Weekly Prayers, Amman Cradle festival, 7.00 - 8.00 AM|
|Navarathiri Festival||10 Days Festival, Vijaya Dhasami, Parivettai|