Angala Parameswari Temple is located at Melmalayanur which is 32 km from Gingee in Viluppuram District. The deity of the temple is the Sembadavars. There is an ancient snake pit in the inner sanctum.
Goddess Mother Parvathi the wife of Lord Shiva took birth on her as hive. The purpose of the birth is to clear Lord Shiva from certain sin and give blessings to all people in kaliyugam. The birth took place her before the start of kaliyugam. The birth place is melmalaiyanoor, where the temple is situated. The specialty in this temple is Mother in Angala Amman faces north while blessing devotees.
A festival celebrated here during February-March is famous for Simimasana Kollai. During the festival many pilgrims cook large quantities of various kinds of grain and set it out in the burning ground. This offering to the goddess is believed to grant wishes. Lots of devotees throng to the temple during Ammavasai (New Moon day).
Lakhs of devotees visit here every new moon and full moon days since it is supposed to be auspicious during these days.
How to Reach:
The nearest airport is at Chennai, Tamil Nadu State, about 129 Km near
Nearest Railway station is at Viluppuram 160 km from chennai Another at Polur around 31 Km from Melmalaiyanur
Direct buses from Viluppuram, around 60 Km from Melmalaiyanur Direct buses from Gingee around 40 km from Melmalaiyanur Taxies and Cabs can be arranged.
Nearest place is Gingee where Hotels and Lodges are avilable.