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Masani Amman Temple, Pollachi
Masani Amman Temple is dedicated to Maasaniamman, and the deity is depicted as one with a serpent’s body. Located at a distance of 24 km from Pollachi, devotees throng to the place believing that their prayers would be answered within three weeks by the deity. The temple is especially crowded Tuesdays and Fridays as it is considered auspicious to the deity. The central area of the temple houses a painting of Maasaniamman in reflecting colours. The image is that of the deity resting on her back.
The legends say that the Maasaniamman temple was constructed in the name of a girl who ate a mango from a tree belonging to King Nanan. The girl was sentenced to death by the king because of her act. The locals later started worshiping the girl as ‘Masani’. Legends also say that Lord Rama visited the temple during his search for Sita and sat in the temple to meditate.