PechiAmman பேச்சியம்மன்(in Tamil), is a Tamil family deity. PechiAmman'will also be spelled as 'Petchiamman' or 'Petchi' or 'Pechi' or 'Pechi Amman' or 'Petchi Amman' or 'Paechiamman' or 'pachiamman' or 'patchiamman' etc. This goddess is another form of goddess Durga or 'Dhurga' or 'Dhurkaiamman'. More than 15 centuries the Tamils and Malayalis lived in South & South East Asia have been worshipping this goddess. There are several evidences found across this region, we can even see now. Those evidences found through websites are presented here.Pechiamman Temple is dedicated to Goddess Shakti. Situated in the banks of Vaigai river in Madurai, the temple also has separate shrine for Vinayaka, Laadapuratthu Aiyyanar, Irullappa swam and Nagamma. Legend has it that Pechiamman guards the Madurai Meenakshi temple. The temple deity is in standing posture with a sword in one hand, and the head of an asura in the other hand. Special pujas are performed on Fridays including milk and coconut water abhishekams and offering of po ngal neivedyam at night. The main festivals are Shivratri and Pongal which are celebrated in the month of Thai (mid January -- mid February).
பேச்சியம்மன் மதுரையில் அருளாட்சி செய்கின்றாள். பேசியம்மன் படித்துறை மதுரைவைகையாற்றில் பிரசித்தம். சரஸ்வதியே [saraswati] பேச்சியம்மன் என்று சொல்வார்கள். பேச்சியம்மனை பேய்ச்சியம்மன் என்றும்சொல்வதுண்டு. பேச்சியம்மன் வடிவங்கள் பிள்ளையொன்றை வைத்துக் கொண்டிருப்பதும் உண்டு. பௌத்த சமயத்தில் இருந்த தெய்வம் என்றும் சொல்வார்கள். ஹரீதி என்னும் தெய்வமாகவும் இருந்திருக்கலாம்
om kali..... periyachiamman is also a form of kali....but not parvathi avatharam...she is saraswati's avatharam.... PERIYACHI'S ORIGIN once upon a time when there was asura kulam...one asuran aset his town pupils to worship him as the maha avathar...but day past..they got fed up and set a alter in the cemetry..to worship kali....one day the king's wife thadagai got pregnent and was abt to labour...but somhow the village pupils got to know that if that child is gonna step in to the world...the whole is gonna be in his control....and atharma will be ahead ...so this village people when kali and prayed...to help them ...and kali send saraswathi to handle this mater...and she came down as a maruthuvachi ....and thadagai got labour pain..and saraswathi when in at thet moment and took vishwaroopam......as sri maha ugra periachi... and took her and layed her on her lap and tear open her womb and got that asurans baby in her left hand and took thadagais intestine and ate and drunk the blood of her.......and so thats how periachi got so ugram..... SARVAM PECHI MAYAM