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Arulmigu Arulmigu Bathrakali Amman Temple is situated at Anthiyur in the heart of Erode City. The temple is situated in North direction in the heart of Erode town nearby Anthiyur.There are wide Histrocial temple around this amman temple.

Bathrakali is a Hindu goddess popular in Southern India. She is one of the fierce forms of the Great Goddess (Devi) mentioned in the Devi Mahatmyam. Bhadrakali is the popular form of Devi worshipped in Anhtiyur as Sri Bhadrakali and Kariam Kali Murti Devi. In Anthiyur she is seen as the auspicious and fortunate form of Kali who protects the good. It is believed that Bhadrakāli was a local deity that was assimilated into the mainstream Hinduism, particularly into Shaiva mythology. She is represented with three eyes, and four, twelve or eighteen hands. She carries a number of weapons, with flames flowing from her head, and a small tusk protruding from her mouth. Her worship is also associated with the Tantric tradition of the Matrikas as well as the tradition of the ten Mahavidyas and falls under the broader umbrella of Shaktism.

Anthiyur is well connected by roads with Gobichettipalayam and Sathyamangalam via Athani (Tamil Nadu), Erode via Bhavani. Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation (TNSTC) has a depot apart from a central bus stand in Anthiyur. The nearest Railway station is Erode Junction (32 km), which is a major railway station from where trains ply to all over the country. The nearest airport is Coimbatore International Airport (100 km).