Sri Mariamman temple in Samayapuram and its sub-temples, Sri Adhi Mariamman temple in Inam Samayapuram; Sri Bojeswarar temple and Sri Chellandi Amman temples both in Samayapuram; Sri Ujjayini temple and Sri Mukthiswarar both in Makalikudi village and Sri Adhi Mariamman temple in Inam Samayapuram village will remain closed from 4.30 p.m. on December 10 to 5 a.m. the next day.


In a press release issued here on Monday, Pon. Selvaraj, Joint Commissioner and Executive Officer of the temple, said that the closure was in the wake of the lunar eclipse occurring from 6.15 p.m. to 9.18 p.m. on December 10. The press release said that the temple would be opened for public darshan on completion of the preliminary rituals by 5 a.m. on December 11.