Sri Badrakaliamman Temple is the most famous temple in Sivakasi. This temple is dedicated to Goddess Badrakaliamman, who is also the patron goddess of the town
Powrnami Puja is celebrated grandly on the full moon day. Large
numbers of people come to worship the Goddess.
There is a very beautiful
garden in this temple, and it impresses the visitors to a greater extent.
Chitirai Thiruvizha is the major festival celebrated during April and May every year. It is celebrated for 10 days from the day of
Kodiyettram. On the 7th day the "Ratha Urchavam" (Therottam) is held.
The people move the giant car (Ratham) through four streets of Sivakasi
during the festival. It is a spectacular event for this temple.
Sri Badrakaliamman Temple is most famous temple of Sivakasi situated in the north of the town. Goddess Badrakaliamman, the guardian of sivakasi is a powerful deity who fulfills the truthful prayers of the needy.
The main feature of this temple is its rajagopuram, which is considered to be the highest amongst all the Kali temple gopuras of Tamilnadu.
The Rajagopuram of Sri Badrakaliamman Temple is believed to be the
tallest of all kali temple towers in the state.
Raja Gopuram has the
length of 66 feets, width of 44 feets and the height of 110 feets of 7
The base was constructed by stone, for 30 feets with 100
sculptures in 6 years. 80 feets of 7 stages was constructed with 30
architects within a period of 1½ year. It has glittering gold kalasams
which attract all newcomers.
- Do pray your Ishta Devata before pilgrimage to Temple.
- Do contact Temple Devasthanam information centre for enquiry, temple information and for Pooja details etc.
- Do reserve your travel and accommodation at Temple well in advance.
- Do bath and wear clean clothes before you enter the temple.
- Do concentrate on God and Goddess inside the temple.
- Do maintain silence and recite Om Namahsivaya or your Istamantram to yourself inside the temple.
- Do observe ancient custom and traditions while in Temple.
- Do respect religious sentiments at Temple.
- Do deposit your offerings in the hundi only
- Do not come to Temple for any purpose other than worshipping of God and Goddess.
- Do not smoke at Temple.
- Do not consume alcoholic drinks at Temple.
- Do not eat non-vegetarian food in the Kshetram.
- Do not approach mediators for quick Darshanam. It may cause inconvenient to others.
- Do not carry any weapon inside the temple.
- Do not wear any head guards like helmets, caps, turbans and hats inside the temple premises.
- Do not buy spurious prasadams from street vendors.
- Do not spit or create nuisance in the premises of the temple.
- Do not make temple ponds/ tanks unclean by bathing with soaps, washing clothes etc.