The pilgrim town of Samayapuram is located on the outskirts of Tiruchirappalli. The town has developed around Samayapuram Mariamman Temple, which is dedicated to Goddess Mariamman. Legend has it that the present-day temple was constructed by King Vijayaraya Chakkaravarthi during the 18th century. Goddess Mariamman is known to cure diseases and is revered as the Goddess of fertility. Hundreds of devotees throng the temple on Sundays, Tuesdays and Fridays to offer their respects to the goddess. Held in April-May every year at the temple is the famous Chithirai Car Festival. During the 11-day event, which has been celebrated annually for almost six-centuries, thousands flock here to witness the procession of the temple's deity through the town. It is indeed a spectacular sight!

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