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Karaikal Ammaiyar Temple

Karaikal Ammaiyar Temple is located on the Barathiar Street in Karaikal, Pondicherry. It is dedicated to a shaivite saint, Punithavathi, who is the only woman among the 63 Nayanmars. According to a local legend, Lord Shiva once appeared in disguise of an ascetic seeking alms from Punithavathi.

A festival named Mangani is held here annually during June-July.

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: Karaikal
Location: Barathiar Street


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