The Periyapalaith Amman temple, dedicated to Goddess Periyapalayathamma, is situated at Chennai
in Tamil Nadu
. Periyapalayathamma is an incarnation of
(Supreme Mother Goddess). She is depicted in a fierce form but is considered loving and considerate like a mother.
The temple comprises shrines of other gods like
Lord Ganesh, Lord
Lord Ram, Lord Sanishwarar and
Navagrahas (the nine planets of the Solar System) are also worshipped.
Hanuman worship here is special and done in great grandeur. The festival of
Shivratri is celebrated with great zeal in this temple.