In the heart of Erode the Periamariamman temple is being located. The Marianmman is the Queen of all the Goddesses. The temple is built by the Kongu Cholas more than 1200 years ago. The temple has an area of three thousand five hundred square metres. Pongal is considered to be greatest festival that takes in the temple premises. It takes place in the month of April and it is one of the most auspicious festivals of the Southern India. The temple is considered as very sacred by the pilgrims who visit here in large numbers during the festival. The ‘Ma-vilaku’ worship is a very special kind of worship that is being performed by the devotees during the festival.
It is said that Mariamman has the power to eradicate all kinds of diseases. The architecture of the temple is very famous as it has brilliant sculptures all over it.