Sri Badrakaliyamman temple is one of the most powerful Hindu temples in the entire Thirunallar and perhaps in Tamil Nadu. Though the place is situated in Pondicherry, people from all across the southern state of Tamil Nadu do visit the place in order to receive the blessings of the deity.
The deity here in this temple is a woman and she is made of Terracotta with four arms and faces the north. The women devotees give all kinds of precious things to the Goddess after their wishes are being fulfilled as the deity is considered to be a symbol of power for the women. The temple is situated fifteen kilometers west of Karaikal.
During the months of May and June a famous festival is organized by the temple authorities in order to celebrate the auspiciousness of the goddess. The temple is also known as the Ambagarathur kaliyamman temple.