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Marudhamalai Murugan Temple
 

Dedicated to Lord Murugan, Marudhamalai Murugan Temple located on a scenic hillock at a height of 600 feet, is about 12 Kms from Coimbatore railway station. Murugan in the form of Dhandayuthapani is enshrined in the sanctum and worshipped. Marudhamalai Hills also known as Marundhumalai is abound with shrubs and bushes of medicinal properties. Due to this, the holy shrine is said to have miracle power to get rid of both physical and mental afflictions and attachments. 

The name Marudhamalai has a legendary origin and according to that, a siddha overcome by tiredness, take shelter under the shade of a Marudha tree and pray to God to help him to quench his thirst. Suddenly water sprinted out from the roots of the tree and leaped in joy, the saint worship Muruga as the  Lord of Marudhajalapathi. With the passage of time, the place came to known as Marudhachalapati and later marudhamalai.

On the south east slope of the temple, there is a shrine called 'Pambati Siddhar Cave'. It is said that a snake charmer who became a Siddha used this cave for worshipping Lord Muruga and attained salvation. A naturally formed rock image of a snake is a prominent feature of this temple. There are two springs on the hill namely 'Marudha Thirtam' and 'Pambatti Sunai' which is believed to cure a number of diseases. 

Apart from Thaipoosam and Thirukarthigai falls in the month of January and February, other festivals like Navarathri, Aadipperukku, Tamil New Year, Vaikasi Car festival, Karthigai Deepam, Margali pooja and Aruthira Darisanam are also celebrated here. Temple is opened from 6 am to 1 pm and 2pm to 8.30 pm. Daily four different poojas are conducted here. 
Contact Address: 
Arulmigu Subramaniyaswamy Thirukoil, Marudhamalai, Coimbatore-641046
Phone: 0422 2422490


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