Marudamalai Subramanya swamy temple :

God and Godess :

  • Lord Subramanya.
  • Vallidevi ,
  • Devasenai Amman ,

Location :

Marudamalai Subramanya swamy temple
Marudamalai (Forest Area) ,Near Coimbatore (city),
Coimbator district-641046,
Tamilnadu.

Timings :

  • Morning 5:30AM – 1:00PM.
  • Evening 2:00PM – 8:30PM.

Temple History :

Sri Subramaniyaswami Temple, Marudamalai is a popular hill temple dedicated to Hindu god Murugan, situated near Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India. Like most Murugan temples, the temple is situated on a hillock, part of the Western Ghats about 15 km west of the city of Coimbatore. Near the foothill, there is a temple for Pillayar known as the “Thaanthondri Vinaayakar”. There is a cave referred to as “Paambaatti Sitthar Kugai” dedicated to a Sitthar who lived here.

History:
According to the history of this temple Lord Muruga is glorified as the God of mountain and mountainous regions in Thirumugurugatrupadi, a noted work of the Tamil Literature of the Sangam Age.The word Muruga is a comprehensive term, connoting several meanings such as sweetness, youthfulness, beauty, divinity and honey and therefore it is but natural for the Lord to have His abode amidst scenic beauty among hills and mountains.This temple id Situated at a height of about 500 feet in a plateau on the western Ghats, fifteen kilometres north west of Coimbatore, amidst lush vegetation and salubrious climate, Marudhamalai Hills, dedicated to Lord Muruga (Maruthachalamoorthy) is classified under Kunruthoradal, one of the six main abodes of the God, the others being Thiruvavinankudi (PALANI), Thiruparangunram, (Near Madurai), Thirucheeralavai (Thiruchendur), Thiruveragam (Swamimalai) and Pazhamudhirsolai (Azhagarkoil near Madurai), Thiruthani. Set against the backdrop of hazy blue hills dotted with shrubs and bushes of varied hues, the sacred shrine verily reflects the picture of Lord Muruga, magnificently mounted on his vehicle peacock, flaunting and swaying its feathers and plume in full bloom.

The hoary past of the temple can be traced in such ancient works as Sage Kachyapar’s Perur Puranam. The origin of the temple is rooted in legendary antiquity and dates back to the age of Surapadama, the demon destroyed by Lord Subramanya referred to in Skandha Purana. The inscriptions found in Thirumuruganathaswami Temple, Thirumurganpoondi places the origin of the temple in the 12th century A.D.According to Perur puranam, Soorapadama, the scourge of the gods aided by his mighty brothers, Singamukha and Tharaka arrayed against them and struck terror in their already agitated minds by his sudden and surprising charges and depredations. Unable to bear the agony and anguish, the gods approached Lord Siva and sought His succour. Lord Siva comforted the Gods that Lord Muruga would come to their rescue, root out and destroy Surapadama and his retinue enmasse. The gods should hasten to the Marudhamalai Hills and await the advent of Lord Muruga, their Saviour! Perur puranam also alludes to a king called Kusathvajan, who, it is said, was blessed with a male issue, only after worshipping Marudhamalai Muruga.The Divine Cow Kamadhenu is reported to have grazed in the pastures of the hills of Marudhamalai.Perurpuranam lists the three neighbouring hills, vellingiri, Nili and Marudhamalai as the very manifestations of Lord Siva, Parvathi and Subramanya respectively and the three hills took together as the very symbol of Somaskanda.

Festivals :

  • Chittira Pournami (April – May) ,
  • Vaigasi Visagam (May – Jun),
  • Aadi Kritigai (July – Aug),
  • Ippasi Shasti (Oct – Nov),
  • Thirukarthigai (Nov – Dec),
  • Thai Poosam (Jan – Feb).

Ticket price for rituals, darshanams & special sevas :

  • Viswaroopa Darshanam(Ushakkalam) – 6:00AM
  • Kala Sandhi pooja – 9:00AM.
  • Thirukkappiduthal in day time – 1:00PM to 2:00PM.
  • Saya Ratchai Pooja – 5:00PM.
  • Ucchikala pooja – 12:00PM.
  • (Rakkala)Ardhajama pooja – 8:30PM.
  • Archanai – Rs.5/-
  • Special Entrance – Rs.10/-
  • Special Entrance(During Festival days)-Rs.20/- & Rs.50/-
  • Kala Sandhi pooja – Rs.25/-
  • Kala Sandhi pooja(on Festival days) – Rs.50/-
  • Mudikanikkai – Rs.10/-
  • Marriage – Rs.250/-
  • Uthiravu – Rs.25/-
  • Abhishegam Without Materials – Rs.50/-
  • Abhishegam With Materials – Rs.1200/-
  • Milk Abhishegam – Rs.25/-
  • Sandhanakkapu – Rs.50/-
  • Kavadi – Rs.10/-
  • Sagasakaranamam – Rs.100/-
  • Two Wheeler pooja – Rs.10/-
  • Car Pooja – Rs.20/-
  • Mairavanai – Rs.300/-
  • Thanga Kavasam – Rs.250/-
  • Golden Car – Rs.1500/-
  • Annadanam (Per day 150 Persons) – Rs.3000/-

Nearest Temples Around Marudamalai Subramanya swamy temple :

  • Avinashi Lingeswarar temple – Tiruppur district – 56.00 km
  • Thirumuruganpoondi Thirumuruganatha Swamy temple – Tiruppur district – 61.00 km
  • Satyamangalam Venugopala swamy temple – Erode district – 81.00 km
  • Uttukuli Vetri velayutha swamy temple – Erode district – 81.00 km
  • Pariyur Kondathu KaliAmman temple – Erode district – 101.00 km
  • Kangayam KariyaKali Amman temple – Tiruppur district – 105.00 km
  • Erode Sakti Vinayagar temple – Erode district – 114.00 km
  • Palani Dandayuthapani temple – Dindigul district – 122.00 km
  • Palani Idumban temple – Dindigul district – 124.00 km
  • Guruvayur Sree Guruvayoorappan temple – Thrissur district – 148.00 km
  • Dindigul Srinivasa Perumal temple – Dindigul district – 165.00 km
  • Dindigul Kalahastheeswarar Gnanambigai temple or abhirami temple – Dindigul district – 165.00 km
  • Devarmalai Kathir Narasinga perumal temple – Karur district – 177.00 km
  • Thanthondrimalai Venkataramana Swamy temple – Karur district – 177.00 km
  • Kulithalai Kadamba Vaneswara Swamy temple – Karur district – 189.00 km

Nearest Bus Stations :

Coimbatore – 15.00 km

Nearest Railwaystations :

Coimbatore Junction – 16.00 km

Nearest Airports :

  • Coimbatore International Airport,Coimbatore – 26.00 km
  • Cochin International Airport,Cochin/kochi – 154.00 km
  • Calicut International Airport,Kozhikode – 154.00 km
  • Chennai International Airport,Chennai – 501.00 km
  • Tirupati Airport,Renigunta – 519.00 km

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