Followers believe that by praying at the Chelamma shrine a person will be guarded from scorpion bites by the deity. There is an ancient Hundi which is carved down into the ground and people have been putting the gifts or Kanike in it from the past 1,000 years and no one has ever opened it.
The name includes the suffix "amma" which is a common suffix for most South Indian female goddesses. (See Amman)
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