About Peedam

About Peedam


Sri Sakthi Amma stays at the Sri Narayani Peedam, an institution that sits at the edge of a mountain named Kailasha Giri.It is located in Thirumalaikodi (or Malaikodi), a small village near Vellore in South India. It is surrounded by mountains and lush, scenic beauty.

Thirumalaikodi is located 150 km from Chennai and is equidistant from the two other very well known pilgrimage towns of Tirupathi and Tiruvannamalai. When linked by straight lines the three towns form a triangle. In Thirumalaikodi several centuries ago, saints and sages performed intense penance for many years to the Universal Mother.


They prayed for the Universal Mother to descend on the Earth to protect creation from the afflictions of the Dark Age (Kaliyuga). The selfless prayers of the sages were received by the Mother who consented to incarnate in human form on Earth.


One should also express gratitude to nature, the five elements as they form the very basis on which all life forms are supported. It is considered a rare blessing to witness the Pooja for the Vigraham (idol) of Mangala Sri Narayani, which is the first of its kind on this planet Earth. Each day thousands of people visit the temple to witness the divine avatar perform Pooja to Goddess Narayani. Meditation, Bhajans and chanting Shlokas are a part of the three-hour long Pooja, everyday. Soon after the Pooja, all devotees line up for Darshan (Divine vision and blessing) and to receive Thirtham (holy water) from Amma. Prasadam is distributed to thousands of devotees after the Pooja, every day at Sri Narayani Peedam.

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Quote If we surrender then we are always at peace, and whether we get what we want or not, (or even whether we are happy or not) doesn't matter. This is becausewe accept everything that occurs happens for the best.    Quote

- Sri Sakthi Amma