Tholpuram Valakkamparai Muthumariamman Temple
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People once thought that Tholpuram Valakkamparai Muthumariamman came on her own to this spot because she thought it would be a good place to live, as there was lots of nature in the area.
The book Jaffna, which was written by Muthuthambipillai on July 22nd, 1912, says that Saravanamuthu Muthaliyar was Panchayathu's judge and the place where he had his court is known as Sathiyakadu which was in Tholpuram. During the time when the Masoorika disease attacked the people violently, people got permission from the Dutch Governor and built the Amman temple and started the prayer so that the disease could come down.
According to the available documents just before or after the year 1650, this temple was built with burnt bricks by Alakakone Muthaliyar. The descendants of the above person,one Ramalingam Kailayapillai reconstructed this temple with strong stones at the expense of general public in the land called Valakkamparai situated at Tholpuram.
The main religious festivals (which includes the Chariot Festival) at the temple are celebrated during June or July.
There is a large fully air conditioned wedding hall for the Hindu people. It could also be used for other activities as well. A maximum of 500 people could be accommodated for a wedding or other functions. This hall commenced functioning from 2015 to present.
- tholpuram (PDF). statistical hand book 2014,Jaffna Secretariat,. p. 5.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
- JAFFNA HISTORY. A.Mootootamby pillai. p. 102.
- "Tholpuram Valakkamparai Muthumari Amman Kovil History". tholpurameast.net.