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Mahalakshmi Amman temple
 

Situated at Mettumahadanapuram, the 800 year old Mahalakshmi Amman temple dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi is believed to be built by King Krishna Deva Raya. Mattumahadanapuram is also known as Krishnarayapuram, which was named after the king.

The annual festival of the temple known as Adi festival is celebrated for two days in the Tamil month of Aadi (mid July - mid August). The festival commence with the ceremonial procession of the 'Amman' to the temple and the chief priest performed abishekam with the holy water brought from the Cauvery river. The main highlight of the festival is the breaking of coconut on the heads of the devotees as a part of their fulfillment of vow. During the festive days a traditional lamp was lit on top of the temple flag post. 


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