Ooty Mariamman Temple

There is a famous Mariamman temple which is situated near Ooty vegetable market. Mariamman is worshipped as the goddess of Ooty by almost all the people living in Ooty. Mariamman, means goddess of rain. Since ancient times,Lot of merchants would assemble at this Ooty Market, in order to make their business with the local people. […]

Goddess Mariamman & her consort Lord Shiva

Goddess Mariamman bears close resemblance to Goddess Shitaladevi. She is worshipped for different reasons in different states of India. Her consort is Lord Shiva. The Goddess Mariamman is popularly known as the rain Goddess in the South Indian states such as Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu and border district of Kerala. The Tamil speaking […]

Budhashtami Vrat Katha, Story

Budhashtami Vrat Katha or the Story of Budh Ashtami vrat is mentioned in the Bhavishya Purana. Budhashtami is observed on the Ashtami tithi which falls on Budhwar, Wednesday. Budhashtami Vrat katha goes like this… There used to be a brahmana named Dhira whose wife was named Rambha. Dhira’s son was Koushika, his daughter was Vijaya […]