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About Goddess Maryamma ..

About Goddess Maryamma .., a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. Goddess Māri (Tamil: மாரி) is known as Mariamman, "Mother Mari" (Tamil: மாரியம்மன்), spelt also Maariamma (Tamil: மாரியம்மா), or simply Amman (Tamil: அம்மன்), meaning "mother". She is the main South Indian mother goddess, predominant in the rural areas of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. Goddess Māri is also closely associated with the Hindu goddesses Parvati and Durga.

Origin

Māri originated as an ancient village goddess related to fertility and rain. In Tamil, māri means rain. This goddess was a local deity, connected to a specific location, close to a specific tree, a rock or a special spot, mostly in rural areas. Another theory regarding origin of the name arises from the fact that mari in Tamil also means change. Thus, the name Mari Amman would mean goddess who has changed. According to some sources, Mariamman is the same as Renuka or Yellamma[1].

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Marriammen Feast 2013 ... Walking From The Beach To Marriammem Temple Nehru Nagar Juhu

Marriammen Feast 2013 ... Walking From The Beach To Marriammem Temple Nehru Nagar Juhu

Marriammen Feast 2013 ... Walking From The Beach To Marriammem Temple Nehru Nagar Juhu

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Carrying Burning Pots On The Head From The Beach To Marriammen Temple Nehru Nagar Juhu

Marriammen Feast 2013 ... Walking From The Beach To Marriammem Temple Nehru Nagar Juhu

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Marriammen Feast Juhu Beach 2013

Marriammen Feast Juhu Beach 2013

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