MARIAMMAN; 70 CM
is an Tamil folk goddess, whose worship probably originated in pre-vedic India. She is the main Tamil mother goddess, predominant in the rural areas of Tamil Nadu. Māri is closely associated with the Hindu goddesses Parvati and Durga as well as with her North Indian counterpart Shitaladevi and Eastern Indian counterpart Manasa. Goddess Mariamman and Goddess Kali are closely associated with each other.