It has been my custom a few years back to visit Melmaruvathur Adhiparasakthi temple during the New Year eve. Eyeing this trend and fortunately this year, I am in the city, I thought I would plan for Melmaruvathur today. I hence opted to start from home around afternoon 3 PM. Since I had a monthly MTC pass I could travel up to Chengalput without purchasing another ticket. So from Chengalput, I took the Villupuram corporation bus to Chengalput. Though there was huge crowds at Chengalput, a bus bound to Pondicherry was just starting and hence got a seating.
Reached Melmaruvathur around 5.45 PM. While leaving the footwear just observed the convoy of Arulthiru Amma crossing the stretch and hence had His darshan too. Due too crowd, only people with irumudi was allowed close to sanctum sanctorum. So our line was crossing from near the perimeter of the temple. Had two darshans of the Lordess. There is another lesser known sannidhi called Atharvana Bhadrakali just outside the temple. There is a board that making pongal here satisfies the ancestors and also this Lordess removes all evil seeded mantras like pilli, soonyam.
For the return journey, got the Tambaram bound bus from Kumbakonam. When the bus was just crossing Singaperumal Koil, it got stuck in traffic. Reached Perungalathur and boarded the local MTC bus to reach Tambaram