Gomathi Amman temple

Gomathi Amman TempleSankarankoil in Tirunelveli district is replete with legends and lore and this hallowed spot is thronged by devotees, throughout the year.

Special significance of worshipping Goddess Gomathi

There is a circular hole in front of the Sanctum Sanctorum of the Goddess with a design of Sri Chakra inside it. There is a popular belief that any one afflicted with mental disorder worships the deity sitting on the hole he or she is cured of the disease

Naga Sunai

This water tank was dug by the kings Padma and Sanka to ensure daily supply of water for the abishekam of the deities. This water has curative properties and is a panacea for all diseases. Having a holy dip in the waters vouchsafes good health. .

Faith can move mountains they say. The barren couple is blessed with a progeny on worshipping the celestial couple.

Spatika lingam

There is a Spatika Lingam like the one in Rameswaram. and abishekam is performed to it regularly.
The gopuram of the temple reflects the Dravidian architecture and is said to be the second highest gopuram in South India. There used to be clock which showed the astronomical timings but now it is not in a working condition.
The Cholas, Cheras and the Pandyas have contributed to the growth of the temple.

The Tamil month of Aadi is carnival time as the temple festivals are celebrated in a grand scale. Devotees throw sugar and salt in the holy tank hoping that their aliments will disappear as the offerings that are dissolved in water.

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Namaskaram, My name is Gopalasamudram Ananthkrishnan, I am from Mumbai, and i am planning to visit Gomathi Amman Koil at Shankaran Koil near Tirunelvelli. May i request you to please provide me the complete address of Gomathi amman Koil and also the Trustee's telephone number. On my visit to the temple, i have to do some pujas to Gomathi Amman.
Posted by G.Ananthkrishnan on 27 Mar 2013 09:44 AM
i want to visit gomathi temple
Posted by gomathi on 05 Apr 2012 02:10 AM
Here we feel god and goddess vibration when we complete our prarthana of Angaprathachanam. Immediately we got relief from our problems. Lord Gomathi Ambal blesses all - S Muthukrishnan, M Rekha M Adhvaitha Gomathi, M Adhithya Janaki
Posted by S Muthukrishnan on 04 Jul 2011 02:02 PM
Further to my message on August 17, 2010, I have just returned from Sankaran Koil after attending the magnificent function of releasing the book of sacred hymns on Sri Gomathy Ambal in the form of Songs composed by my beloved Grand mother Mathusri Kunjammal Chandrasekhara Iyer (1862-1965) together with an Audio CD containing 15 songs selected from the book sung by noted singer Charulata Mani, on December, 29, 2010. The book and audio CD were released by Sri Rajamani Dy. Commissioner HR & CE and the first set was received by Dr.S. Subburaju of Sankaran Koil. The pleasant function and the elaborate Puja were arranged by the descendants of the family. The function at Sankarankoil went off very well with grand puja to Sri Gomathi Ambal for four hours and the songs of my Grand mother describing the splendours of Ambal sung by the younger generation of the ladies of our family reverberating before the Sanctum. It was an emotionally charged occasion for about 25 members of our family gathered from various places to fulfill the desire of the old lady. Mathusri Kunjammal had given birth to twelve children, but only six of them survived to live long. I belong to one of these six families.Though She wanted to publish her songs in a book form for distribution among the devotees of Ambal in Gomathi Amman Koil, some how she could not accomplish the task during her life time. Now her grand children and great grand children living in India and abroad took up the task of completing her desire.
Posted by Brahmanyan on 15 Jan 2011 08:50 AM
i wld like to hv a snap of gomathi amman to my mail id. is there any temple in chennai.
Posted by usha on 11 Oct 2010 12:16 PM
My grand mother (Late)Mathusri Kunjammal alias Meenakshi ammal Chandrasekhara Iyer was a great devotee of Gomathi Ambal. She has composed many beautiful songs on Ambal which came out of her lips effortlessly after her daily puja. Though she is not with us now, the grand children and great grand children have taken interest to fulfill her desire by publishing her songs in a book form and record some of them sung by an eminent singer in Audio CD to place them before Ambal. Arrangements are being made to release both the book and Audio CD at the Holy Abode of Gomathi Ambal this December (December 2010).
Posted by Bahmanyan on 17 Aug 2010 09:08 AM
25 07 10 adithvasu festivel one of the greatest festivel. visit on that day get amma's blessings
Posted by ramesh on 27 Jun 2010 02:15 PM
We following this temple from our ancestor. This temple giving peace.
Posted by Padmanabhan on 21 May 2010 05:27 PM
gomathi ambal she powre full god
Posted by j.m.durai on 18 May 2010 05:14 PM
i finished b.tech in sathyabama ihave not yet seen
Posted by gomathi on 31 Mar 2010 07:31 PM
Pl send one gomathi amman's & Sankaranarayanan's image/photos I want in full size. Please send me one to below given maild id.
Posted by a.krishnaswamy on 12 Mar 2010 09:13 PM
Please tell me some songs on the gomathy amman
Posted by R.Gowrisankaran on 21 Dec 2009 07:28 PM
We need Gomathi Amman Temple phone number.
Posted by punitha on 05 Oct 2009 01:49 PM
What a beautiful temple.
Posted by Ayyappan on 27 Sep 2009 01:35 PM
Gomathi Amman is our family deity. i always wanted to visit the temple, since it gives peace of mind to me. Whenever i visit temple, really i feel free and got peaceful mind.
Posted by V.S.Prabhu on 04 Aug 2009 02:08 AM
hi am from coimbatore. iam studing b.tech in psgtech.am not visit that gomathiamman temple.
Posted by geethanjali on 11 Mar 2009 02:01 PM
Very nice to read about Sankarankoil.Sri Gomathi Ambal is our Kola deivam. We visit Sankarankoil every year.Maavilakku is an important offering in this temple.Putru marundu has curing properties.We always keep it in our house.Golden chariot(Thanga Ther) pulling is also a speciality of ths temple. Podhigai express is a convenient train from Chennai egmore to Sankarankoil,direct.Abot 12 hour journey.Runs on all days of the week. We invoke the Blessings of Sri Gomathi Ambal&Sri Sankaranarayanar for all. Sankar&Santha
Posted by Sankar.R on 12 Feb 2009 10:33 PM
i have visited so many times this temple but i have missed the hole you have mentioned which have sanctity. i am native of tirunelveli and visiting temple once in a year. many thanks for giving this good information.
Posted by veeramani on 11 Feb 2009 04:24 PM
what a story!!!! I would like to hear more of these!!! This gives me more faith in what our true beliefs in our Hindu culture really means!!! Keep your good work!!! Thnak you and GOD BLESS you!!!!!!!!
Posted by Pat Pattabhiraman on 30 Jan 2009 03:29 AM
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