The Elai Kaatha AmmanTemple Festival

The Elai Kaatha Amman Festival, which occurs in September, is a unique and significant event. During this temple festival, devotees observe a 15-day fast, refraining from cutting or breaking coconuts, lemons, trees, or engaging in construction activities (such as mixing cement or mud).  The festival involves the selection of seven young girls, typically around 1....
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• During this temple festival, devotees observe a 15-day fast • Selection of seven young girls, typically around 10 years old and in the pre-puberty phase, to represent the Daughters of Elai Kaatha Amman and they undertake sacred duties for the entire 15-day duration. • Unmarried female devotees carry small clay dolls and married women fill pitchers with milk and adorn them with coconut kernels, creating 'Madhu Kalayam' (milk pots mixed with Padhaneer). • Ambalakara is carried under an umbrella during the evening ceremonies. Following this, the seven girls dress as "Amman" - the Goddess and bestow blessings upon the people

Organized By

Trustees of Elai Katha Amman Temple
Tourist Officer, Madurai
No.1 west Velli Street, Madurai 625 001

How to reach

The nearest airport is Madurai International Airport, which is 40 KMs away.
The nearest convenient railway station is Madurai Junction, which is 37 KMs away.
The nearest major city is Madurai, which is 35KMs away.
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Event Details
Venue Address
The Elai Kaatha AmmanTemple
Date Time

12 Sep 2023 - 28 Sep 2023

6:00 AM - 7:00 PM




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