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Grind Chillies at Masani Amman Temple and Get Your Wishes Granted!

By Siji Ram

Tamil Nadu is a state that is known for its tradition, rich culture and heritage. Innumerous temples stand tall flaunting their stunning architecture and legends that make them interesting.

In Coimbatore district of Tamil Nadu, at Anaimalai Hills, there is a temple that is believed to answer the prayers of the devotees in 3 weeks! Yes, let's get to know more about this amazing temple.

Masani Amman Temple, also known as Anaimalai Masani Amman Temple and Arulmigu Masani Amman Temple, is located around 25km from Pollachi in Tamil Nadu. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Arulmigu Masani Amman who is believed to be a 'Goddess of Justice'.

Masani Amman Temple

Masani Amman Temple deity
Photo Courtesy: Official website 

The History of Masani Amman Temple

The legend behind the temple's existence is quite interesting. During ancient times, Anaimalai was known as Nannur and the region was ruled by Nannur. He had proclaimed severe punishments on those who plucked fruits from the dense mango grove that belonged to him. Unfortunately, one day a lady happened to consume a fruit not knowing of the strict measures. Nannur sentences her to death despite the plea of the general public.

Later, Nannur was killed by the villagers in a battle near Vijayamangalam, and a shrine was erected to worship the lady who sacrificed her life. Since the lady was killed, the deity was called as Shmasani, which in Sanskrit means 'graveyard'. Later, the deity came to be called as Masani.

Masani Amman Temple

Masani Amman Temple
Photo Courtesy: Official website 

The Deity of Masani Amman Temple

Goddess Masani Amman, the goddess of justice, is one who grants justice to her strong believers. The 15ft long idol is in lying position, with four hands. Each hand holds snake, trident, skull and drum respectively.

The Neethi Kal, or the Stone of Justice, is a stone that is present in the temple that is believed to have unique powers. Devotees who has lost their belongings or have been cheated in business by their enemies, etc. come here seeking justice and to get answers to their prayers. They grind red chillies and apply it on the stone and pray. This is believed to free them from all kinds of evil in life.

From Pollachi, it is hardly half an hour's drive to Masani Amman Temple. You can take Meenkarai Road and Ambarampalayam - Sethumadai Road to reach the temple. Here's how to reach Pollachi.

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