selfless Prayers of the Devas and Siddhas reached the Universal
Mother and due to Amma's immense love for the world, Amma
consented to incarnate in Human Form on the earth to answer
the yearning call of mankind. Amma chose the same auspicious
and sacred land of Thirumalikodi to incarnate in Human Form
and where Amma continues to live today.
The divine Mother incarnated on
the earth in the form of our beloved Arul Sakthi Amma also
known as Sri Narayani Amma, the Sakthi form of the Holy Trinity
of Goddess Durga, Lakshmi and Saraswathi.
Only the great merits of the good
deeds of several births and the immense grace of Amma can
lead a person to this Holy place. Visiting the Divya Kshethram
(Holy Place) of Thirumalaikodi and taking the Darshan (Blessing)
of Goddess Narayani and receiving a loving glance is truly
the Ultimate blessing of Life. Devotees come from many parts
of the world to take this precious opportunity to surrender
and take refuge at the Lotus Feet of our Beloved Amma.
In 1992, our beloved
Arul Sakthi Amma predicted that a “Swayambhu” (a
religious symbol that appears on it’s own accord) would
manifest itself at Malaikodi. To prove Amma's "Sathya
Vaakku ", (Divine words of Truth), a great miracle took
place on the 11th September 1992.
On that beautiful evening around
6:00pm, there was a special gathering of very blessed devotees
at Malaikodi. In the divine presence of our Beloved Amma,
Mother Earth gave way, and there emerged a beautiful "Swayambhu".
Blessed were all those who witnessed this Spectacular Divine
Event and blessed indeed, is the entire creation!
Several weeks after the appearance
of the Swayambhu, a "putthu" (anthill) began to emerge
behind the Swayambhu. The Swayambhu temple was constructed around
the Swayambhu and the anthill, and was consecrated on January
9th, 2000. Seated at the Gopuram (tower) of the Swayambhu Temple
are the idols of the 18 Siddhas who had done great penance
to the Divine Mother.
Today, we can see the huge anthill,
inside this Swayambhu Temple. The Divine mother is in the form
of a snake blessing her children with good health. She protects
her devotees from diseases and bestows the boon of children
to women who do not have children.
"Santhana Lakshmi " (Goddess
of Children) is also installed inside the Swayambhu Temple,
just behind the anthill. An Akhanda Deepam (Eternal Lamp)
is always burning bright in this Sannidhi (shrine), showing
light to all the spiritual aspirants. Going around inside
the Swayambhu Temple bestows the devotees with the grace of
the Divine Mother and the 18 Siddhas.
Amma’s “Arul Vakku”
(Divine Prophecy) is that grievances of people would be reduced
if they worshipped the Goddess after pouring ghee in the “Akhandha
Deepam” located in the Swayambhu Temple and walked around
the Swayambhu nine times with prayer in their hearts.
Sri Narayani Temple
A unique and magnificent,
artistically designed and beautifully hand painted temple
has been built for Goddess Narayani, the first of its kind
ever. This has been constructed over a period of four years
and stands majestically at Thirumalaikodi. The temple tower
(Vimanam) is built with artistic finesse in the octagonal
(Ettuppattai) shape standing up to 63 feet high.
Several weeks before the consecration
there were special pujas & yagams being conducted and
the chanting of the name of Goddess Narayani - one billion
(Crore) times by 750 priests (Sivacharyas).
The temple consecration (Maha Kumbabhishekam)
was performed by Sri Narayani Amma on 29th, January 2001.
Over 35,000 people came from many of the villages around and
foreigners from many parts of the world to witness this special
A stone idol (Vigraham) of the
Goddess Narayani was installed the night before the consecration,
in the temple chamber under the tower. Today, hundreds of
devotees come from near and far to this temple for worship.
A Temple is the Divine Abode of
God. Goddess Narayani is the combined form of all the three
Maha Sakthis - Durga, Lakshmi and Saraswathi. Goddess Narayani
is the Supreme Devi, the cause of all causes, who is pervading
as the Universal Force of Consciousness in all beings.
Goddess Narayani is omnipresent.
Goddess Narayani is Janani, the Mother of all that is witnessed
as the Entire Universe, the Goddess who is not under the influence
of Time. Goddess Narayani is the Manifested and the Unmanifested,
known as the Adhi Sakthi, Maha Sakthi and ParaSakthi!
The Shanthi Mandapam (Hall of Peace)
is the centre of the Peedam. Devotees witness Pujas for approximately
4 hours consisting of Abhishekam, Alankaram and Deepa Aradhana.
After the pujas they receive Theertam (Holy Water) and Ashirwadam
(Blessings) from Amma.
Front view of the Hall of Peace
The Shanthi Mandapam is superbly
designed and beautifully hand painted. As you enter you can
see the lotus designed stage where Sri Narayani Amma performs
the daily pujas to the Narayani Vigraham. Beautiful statues
of Lakshmi, Durga and Saraswathi adorn the walls both inside
Sri Narayani Peedam Yagashala - Full Moon Hall
The Sri Narayani Peedam Yagashala was inaugurated on January 1st 2006. Every month the Full Moon Puja is conducted here. This beautifully decorated stage is the venue for various other functions all during the year.
Statue of Adhi Narayani
This satue of Adhi Narayani is located just below the Durga statue at the Sri Narayani Peedam.
Durga Matha Statue
The most breathtaking statue of
our beloved Mother Durga has been consecrated at the Sri Narayani
Peedam. The statue stands 25 feet tall and is beautifully
hand painted. Everyday Amma does puja to Goddess Durga.
Kamala Nivaas (Lotus House) is
in Malaikodi and is about a ten minutes walk from the Peedam and a five minutes from the Sripuram. This
guest house is octagon shaped and is surrounded by beautiful
gardens. There are 52 rooms which are designed to accommodate two or four people
comfortably. It has hot and cold water, air conditioning and
western style bathroom facilities. There is a large dining
hall and kitchen. Delicious meals are prepared three times
a day consisting of Eastern and Western cuisine for all the
guests. Please visit www.kamalanivas.org for more details.
Today we all live in a materialistic
world. Every individual is caught in the web of Materialism
(Loukikam) pursuing and demanding more than what is required.
Our devotion (Bhakti) is always related to the attainment
of Material Pleasures and fullfillment of one’s personal
needs. In the name of Bhakti, we do so many things due to
ignorance and absence of wisdom (Gnana).
To teach and infuse Wisdom through
Materialism, Amma has launched the Sripuram – Spiritual
Park. Like, when a mother gives her sick child a bitter pill
coated with sweetness, two purposes are served. While the
child is happy with the sweet taste, the Mother is satisfied
that the child has taken the medicine required to cure the
In the same manner, Amma is taking
us on the materialistic path to seek Spirituality and attain
Wisdom. Sripuram will be the source of Strength and Energy
to awaken spirituality and guide mankind on the righteous
path. Sri means “Mahalakshmi” or “Sakthi”
“Energy”, Puram means Place.
Sripuram spreads over 60 acres
of land planted with a large variety of trees, breathtaking
Landscape, Fountains, Eco-pond, Cascade Pathways in the shape
of the Sri Chakra, lined with Scriptures from various religions
of the world. At the very centre of the Sri Chakra pathway
stands a Majestic Temple. This spiritual path is meant to
foster greater reverence towards other religions. This Sripuram
– Spiritual Park is Amma’s dedication to the World
and all of Mankind. Please visit www.sripuram.org for more details.
Sri Narayani Peedam - Administration Block
The Administration Block is situated
at the northeast corner of the Peedam. There are offices and
conference rooms where the Peedam office staff carry out their
planning and administrative duties.
Sri Narayani Vidyalaya School
The Sri Narayani Vidyalaya School
is in Malaikodi about half a mile from the Peedam. This school
accommodates children from Kindergarten to Grade 9. Students
do not have to pay a fee to attend this school. It is a modern
school with the most up to date facilities and a fully qualified
staff. English is the medium of learning, and the students
are taught Tamil (local language), Hindi (India's official
language) & Sanskrit (language of the Vedas). This school
teaches up to a total of 17 subjects, which also includes
Sri Narayani Child Care Centre
The Sri Narayani Child Care Centre
offers free day care services and is situated in Malaikodi
at the back of the Peedam.
Hotel Annalakshmi - Vegetarian Restaurant
The Hotel Annalakshmi is a large restaurant that specializes in vegetarian cuisine. It is conveniently located next to the Sripuram Golden Temple for all visitors who wish to have a meal.
Sri Narayani Hospital & Research Centre
The Sri Narayani Hospital &
Research Centre is situated in Malaikodi about 5 minutes walk
from the Peedam. It is a spacious, well designed hospital
equipped with the most modern, medical facilities and a fully
qualified medical and administrative staff.
The hospital comprises of a Reception area with a warm and
friendly staff. There is a Human Resources Dept., a Meditation
Hall, a Laboratory, Operating Theatre, Intensive Care Unit,
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Casualty / Emergency Dept.,
X-Ray Dept., ENT Dept., Diabetology Dept., Physiotherapy Dept.,
Dietetics Dept., Dental Dept., Dermatology Dept., Ophthalmology
Dept., General Medicine Dept., Out-Patient Dept., Radiology
Dept., Obstetrics & Gynaecology Dept., General Surgery
and a Canteen.
There is also a Community Health Dept. where volunteers from
adopted villages are trained in Mother & Child Health,
Food & Nutrition, how to prevent or deal with Tuberculosis,
Hepatitis, Diabetes, HIV and Sexually Transmitted Diseases.
The medical camps and awareness programs spread over 120 villages
reaching a population of approximately 2 million.
The Amma Medical Clinic is now located on the ground floor
of the Hospital. It continues to provide specialized treatment and
medicines. The number of patients per day, now averages from
about 120-150. Once a week, a medical camp is hosted for Ear,
Nose & Throat ailments, Eye check ups, Diabetic patients
and camp for women. Each camp brings an additional 160 -180
patients to the Medical Clinic. For more details please visit www.snhrc.org.
Sri Narayani College of Nursing
The Sri Narayani College of Nursing was initiated by Sri Sakthi Amma to provide the proper training to those aspiring to become qualified nurses. The aim of this institution is to provide a range of nursing programs that prepare the graduates to deliver professional nursing care and personal support services at all levels of the health care system. For more details please visit www.sncon.org.
Free Computer Education Centre
A Free Computer Education Centre was opened on 24.06.2007 in Thirumalaikodi which is managed by the Faculty of the Sri Narayani Hospital and Research Centre. Many people cannot afford to pay for computer classes or even buy a computer and most of the computer centres are available only in Vellore. For those who live in and around Thirumalikodi they are deprived of the chance of getting a computer education. To resolve this, Arul Thiru Sakthi Amma has opened this free computer centre.
Sri Sakthi Amma Ayurveda Vaidhya Salai
The Sri Sakthi Amma Ayurveda Vaidhya Salai is a health care facility specializing in Ayurveda, traditional and alternative herbal remedies and treatments. It was inaugurated on September 10th, 2008 and presently caters for outpatient care. The plan is to open the inpatient care in the near future.