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Aṅkāḷamman


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The name of a village goddess (grāmadevatā), well-known throughout Tamil Nadu for making her power available to devotees. She is usually represented without a male consort, although her marital state is deliberately ambiguous. Often identified with Kālī, her cult has its centre at the Mēl Malaiyanūr temple near Gingee (Ceñci).

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