Arulmigu Subramanya Swamy Temple Chennimalai

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Overview

Arulmigu Subramanya Swamy Temple-Chennimalai is situated at 30 km on Erode to Dharapuram route, and 13 Kms from Perundurai. This is a Hill temple. At the hill temple, the pooja and Festivities are conducted according to Karana, Kamiga and Aagama rules and regulations by Archagas belonging to Markandeya Gothra . This temple is said to have been built by Sivalaya Cholan of the Kongu Chola. It was renovated later by local chieftains in the area.: The main temple with a single prakaram has shrines to Subramanyar, Markandeswarar-Imayavalli and Viswanathar. At the entrance to the temple is a shrine to Vinayakar. The temple of Chennimalai is situated on the banks of Noyyal also called Kânchima Nadhi. The Sanctum Sanctorum faces the east. Just in front of the temple we find the Puliyadi Vinâyagar. Inside the temple to the right of Moolavar we find the shrines of Mârkandeswarar and to the left Umayavalli. On the left side we find the shrines of Kasi Viswanâthar and Visâlâkshi.If we take the steps found just behind the Moolavar Sannidhi, we reach the Valli Teyvannai Temple. The two consorts enshrined in a separate temple are a very unique phenomenon. On the top of the hill we find the Pinnâkau Siddhar cave with the front yard filled with Vel of different sizes and shapes. This Siddhar is one of the popular 18 Siddhar known to the world for their Siddha yoga. Near this cave we find the Saravana Mâmunivar's Tomb. There is also another very ancient cave near this temple.
 
 This world famous temple of Lord Muruga is where Lord Arunagirinathar was blessed with "Padikasu", wealth of coins. This is where an unusual phenomenon, rather a miracle took place in the year 1984 on 12th February. A bullock cart with two bulls climbed the 1320 steps on their own on this eventful day. Saravana Munivar wrote the most popular Chennimalai Sthalapuranam before 700 years. Milk and curds are used as special offerings to Lord Muruga in Chennimalai and it is the general belief that curds do not become sour here.
 
There are steps leading to the Valli-Deivayanai shrine from behind this temple. Behind the Vali Deivayanai shrine is siddhar shrine mentioned above. Valli and Deivayanai are enshrined without their consort Murugan, symbolizing the legend mentioned above.
 
Pooja Time
 
Pooja from 6.00 A.M. to 8.00 P.M without any intermission. The temple is closed at 8.15 P.M after the Ardhajama pooja.
 
Chennimalai is situated between Erode and Coimbatore. On the way to Coimbatore, this hill temple is about 7-1/2 km south of Ingoor Railway Station. This temple is located in the city of Chennimalai of Perundurai, Erode District. Chennimalai is 26 kilometres from Erode and three kilometres from Perunthurai. Chennimalai can be reached by road from Erode, which is a business centre. The nearest railway station is Ingoor and can be reached by road from Perunturai also. The nearest airport is Coimbatore. The Devasthanam has provided special buses to reach the hilltop.
 
 

Location

Country
India
State
Tamil Nadu
City
Erode
Location
Chennimalai
Address
Arulmigu Subramanya Swamy Temple, Kongu Nadu, Chennimalai, Erode district, Tamil Nadu 638051.
Contact Info
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Near Cities
Nearest Bus Terminal
Chennimalai
Nearest Railway Station
Erode Jn (ED)
Nearest Airport
Coimbatore International Airport
IN
latitude : 11.029999730 longitude :77.043403630
Corporation : Coimbatore
GPS Code : VOCB
Open Year
13th
Dedicated To
Sivalaya Cholan
Visiting Hours
Pooja from 6.00 A.M. to 8.00 P.M without any intermission. The temple is closed at 8.15 P.M.

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