Samayapuram Mariamman Temple is one of the most famous Mariamman or Shakti temples, located in Samayapuram near Tiruchirappalli in Tamil Nadu. The main deity, Samayapurathal or Mariamman is made of sand and clay like many of the traditional Mariamman deities, and hence there is no abhishekam conducted to the main deity, but instead the "abhishekam" is done to the murti made of stone in front of it. The Goddess has enormous powers over curing illnesses and hence, it is a ritual to buy small metallic replicas, made with silver or steel, of various body parts that need to be cured, and these are deposited in the donation box. Devotees also offer mavilakku, a sweet dish made of jaggery, rice flour and ghee. Offerings of raw salt are also made to the Goddess by the rural devotees. The temple attracts thousands of devotees on Sundays, Tuesdays and Fridays, the holy days for Mariamman. Samayapuram is the second most wealthy temple (in terms of cash flows) in Tamil Nadu after Palani. The Chitrai Ther Thiruvila which is held in the month of Chitrai (April) attracts lakhs of devotees The festival is held for 13 days and the chariot festival is held on the 10th day.