This Summer visited Uthiragosamangai after lot of misses in the earlier plans.
Started from chromepet home at 5.00 am and proceeded on NH45, as usual morning itself traffic was there, by 7.30 reached Villupuram ariyas for breakfast, all tables were full waited and finsihed breakfast, after a 15 minutes continued towards Samayapuram Mariyamman temple.
After Samayapuram toll , forgot to take a turn to the temple, There are no marked signboards of Samayapuram temple while coming from Chennai, had to go forward take a U turn take the service road and no sooner you cross the underpass the parking contractor will jump in front of the car to collect the parking fee 40 rs. Reached Samayapuram by 9.00 am.
On that day May 27, 2017 temple was very crowded no parking was available, came to the temple took 100rs darshan ticket, stood one hour in the queue to move slowly but had a close darshan. Temple is completely renovated all ceilings are beautifully painted the priest informed there are 108 pictures painted on the roof. Now it has big space to circumambulate.
Came out by 11.30 am and continued to Pudukottai road, there was a temple procession which blocked the entire road at airport, got in to the jam for nearly 45 minutes as the procession was slowly moving.
Reached Karaikudi by 1pm for lunch and proceeded via kalayarkoil, paramakudi to Uthiragosamangai by 3.30 pm.
Temple was open had good darshan and came out by 5 pm.
Proceeded to Thirupullani temple , had Darshan and retired to Room by 6 pm.
Total run 510 km
Return Journey started from Ramanathapuram at morning 7 am,
8 am breakfast at Ilayankudi 20 minutes halt, not so good, but no other choice
9 am Karaikudi
10 am Trichy
12 am at Vikravandi KFC 15 minutes halt
2 Pm reached home return run KM 480