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Worship Places

TEMPLES

SRI DHANDU MARIAMMAN TEMPLE, Near Avinashi Rd over bridge

SRI KONIAMMAN TEMPLE, Near Town Hall

SRI AYYAPPA TEMPLE, Siddhapudur, Near Gandhipuram

SRI MUNDHI VINAYAGAR TEMPLE, Puliakulam

SRI JAGANATH MANDIR (ISKON), Near Codissia, Avinashi Road

SRI NAGASAIi MANDHIR, Mettupalayam Rd

SRI CHOKKALINGESWARAR Temple

SRI SITHALINGESWAR TEMPLE, (2 Kms from Singanallur)

SRI THENEESWARAR TEMPLE, Vellalore

SRI VINAYAGAR TEMPLE, EachanariI- 8 KM

SRI MAHALAKSHMI MANDHIR, Eachanari- 8 KM

SRI PATTEESWARAR TEMPLE, Perur- 6 KM

SRI VELLIANGIRI ANDAVAR TEMPLE, Semmedu- 32 KM

DHYANALINGA, Near Velliangiri foothills- 30 KM

CHINMAYA GARDENS, Sadivayal, near Karunya Nagar

SWAMY DAYANANTHA ASHRAM, Anaikatty

SRI SUBRAMANIASWAMY TEMPLE, Maruthamalai- 15 KM

SRI SUBRAMANIYASWAMY TEMPLE, Anuvavi

SRI RANGANATHAR TEMPLE, Balamalai, Mettupalayam Road

SRI RANGANATHAR TEMPLE, Karamadai- 35 KM

SRI KULANTHAI VELAYUTHASWAMY TEMPLE, Kurundamalai- 35KM

SRI JAYAMANGALA ANJANEYAR TEMPLE, Idugampalayam -39 KM

SRI BATHRAKALIAMMAN TEMPLE, Nellithurai, Mettupalayam

SRI CHIKKAMMAN TEMPLE, Mullikorai, Ooty

SRI MANNEESWARAR TEMPLE, Annur

SRI AVINASHI LINGESWARAR TEMPLE, Avinashi

SRI MARIAMMAN TEMPLE, Karuvalur.

SRI THIRUMURUGANATHASWAMY TEMPLE.

THIRUMURUGAPOONDIi, near Tirupur.

SRI VENKATESA PERUMAL TEMPLE, Mondipalayam

SRI AADESHWARASWAMY TEMPLE - Periakalandai

SRI VAZAI THOTTATHU AYYAN KOIL, Somanur

KONGUNATTU THIRUPATHI

SRI BANNARI AMMAN TEMPLE, Bannari-85 KM

SRI PARIYURAMMAN TEMPLE, GOBI- 80 KM

BHAVANI- 110 KM

SRI MARIAMMAN TEMPLE, Sulakkal

SRI MAASANI AMMAN TEMPLE, Anaimalai- 60 KM

SRI AMANALINGESWARAR TEMPLE, THIRUMURTHYMALAI

PALANI - 105 KM

MADURAI

SRI GURUVAYURAPPAN TEMPLE,Kerala- 150 KM

CHURCHES

ST. MICHAEL’S CHURCH

INFANT JESUS CHURCH, Kovaipudur

IMMANUEL CHURCH

BETHASDA PRAYER CENTRE

CARMEL PRAYER TOWER

MOSQUES

KOTTAI HIDAYATHUL ISLAM SAFIA JAMATH, Kottaimedu

ATHAR JAMAD MAZID

GURUDHVARAS

JAIN MANDHIRS

SRI DHANDU MARIAMMAN TEMPLE Ph : (0422) 2300360, 2304106

www.kovai-dhandumariamman.org

This temple is located at Avinashi Road fly over in Coimbatore. It was built during the period of Tippu Sultan. The story behind its origin is Dhandu Mariamman appeared in the dream of a soldier of Tippu Sultan and said she has been living in the forest for very long time, the following morning that soldier went to the forest in search of the goddess and found her beside a Neem tree. Overjoyed by the Goddess dharisanam, he showed her to his countrymen and finally the temple was built in that place. Soon the news spread all over and was worshipped by the name Dhandu Mariamman.

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SRI KONIAMMAN TEMPLE Ph: (0422) 2396821, 2390231

www.kovai-koniammantemple.org

In the olden days for every Shiva Temple, there would be a guarding deity in its northern boundary. According to legendry Sri Koniamman Temple is supposed to be of this style, on the northern side of Kottai Eswaran Temple. The history of the temple and deity dates back to 13th Century A.D. The temple situated in the heart of the city,near Town Hall, was built by a leader of a small cult known as “IRULAS” six hundred years ago.

This ancient temple was situated in the north of Coimbatore near Sanganur stream. Later when there was a fear of “Chera” invasion the illangosar tribe which was ruling at that time, built a new fort and to guard this fort, they built a temple and named the predominant deity as Koniamman of this temple. After the tribes ruling came to an end, the temple also had a sluggish period. Realising the importance of this temple during the Mysore dynasty, one of its kings renovated the temple and conservated the Devi Koniamman in the style of “Mahisasura Mardhini”.

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SRI AYYAPPA TEMPLE Ph: 2523027, 2529144

It is situated in, Sidhapudur, Coimbatore. The temple was built in 1976 by the Trust called Sri Dharma Sastha Baktha Jana Sabha. The trust wanted to build an Ayyappa Temple in Coimbatore similar to that of the one in Sabarimala. And their wish was realised. The poojas and other religious rituals are observed similar to the fashion in Sabarimala. Dharshan Timings From 5 AM to 9 PM

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SRI MUNDHI VINAYAGAR TEMPLE Ph: 2313822

Lord Sri Ganapathi statue situated here is the largest statue in South Asia. It is situated in Puliakulam, Coimbatore.

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SRI JAGANATH MANDIR (ISKON) Ph: (0422) 2626508, 2626509

Hare Krishna Sri Jagannath Temple ISKCON is a magnificent temple in Coimbatore, which was set on 10 acres of land near to CODISSIA Fair Hall, in unique salubrious location with pleasing architecture. Temple Schedule Harinama Mandapam a very special area of five thousand square feet is dedicated to facilitating the chanting of the Holy name of Lord Krishna in the company of his Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, the world’s greatest preacher of Harinama. Ratha Yathra and Sri Krishna Janmastami is the grandest weeklong festivel of the year attracting lakhs of devotees from all over the world. Hare Krishna Annadanam ISKCON’S food for life distributes to thousands of needy people in Coimbatore District. The Bhaktivedanta Academy, the educational wing of ISKCON Coimbatore, imparts Vedic knowledge found in Gita and Srimad Bhagavatham to the people from various walks of life.

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SRI NAGASAI MANDHIR,

Mettupalayam Rd,

Coimbatore-43 Ph: 2440688

www.srinagasai.com

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SRI SITHALINGESWAR TEMPLE (2 Kms from Singanallur)

Palani Murugan was the world’s first Navapashana Murugan, created by Pokar. Next to that, the Navapashana Lingam is situated at Sithalingeswarar Temple at Vellalore. It took 10 years to make this 8 feet Lingam. It is believed that to create one Pashanam for this Lingam took one year. Similarly 9 years for completion and one more year to remove the poisonous content from the Pashanam to change it as Amirtham. Surrounding this temple the other statues are Dhurgai, Dhatchinamoorthy, Sandikeswar, Baktha Aanjaneyer and Lingothpavar. This Navapashana Linga statue was prepared here only for the first time in the world level.

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SRI THENEESWARAR TEMPLE

Vellalore It has some other old and big temples such as, Sri Karivaratharaja Perumal Temple, Periya Vinayagar Temple etc.,

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SRI VINAYAGAR TEMPLE, Eachanari Ph :(0422) 2672000, 2677700 (10 Kms from Cbe)

www.eachanarivinayagar.com

The temple is located on Pollachi road. It is one of the oldest temples in Coimbatore and dates back to 1500 A.D. The Moolavar at this temple was actually meant for Perur Patteswarar temple and since it got struck on its way from Madurai, Eachanari became the blessed place. The deity’s height is 6 feet and width is 3 feet and is one of the biggest in South India.

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SRI PATTEESWARAR TEMPLE, PERUR Ph : (0422) 2607991, 2606849 (7 Kms from Cbe)

Perur has one of seven Kongu Sivalayam, a temple of great sanctity with architectural & sculptural blend of South India is the Patteeswarar Temple situated at the bank of the holy river Noyyal. The temple was built by Karikal Cholan, 1500 years ago, Apart from Chola rulers.The Hoysalas & the Vijayanagar emperors also made contributions to this temple.

The main deity of this temple is Lord Shiva (Patteeswarar) & his consort Pachainayaki, other temple in its compound are Patti Vinayaga temple, Arasambalavanar temple & Kailasam temple & south of the main temple, along with two sacred trees of palm called “Irava Panai” (The deathless palm) & Tamarind called “Pirava Pule” (The unborn tamarind). The greatest attraction of this temple is the golden hall (Kanaka Sabai) which has a gold plated statue of Nataraja blessing the two sages Gowmuni & Pattimuni.

The Sthalapuranam (local folklore) states that when the calf of divine cow Kamadhenu was playing in the forest of arasu trees, its legs plunged into a hard object from which blood gushed out. It was discovered that the object was nothing but a sacred Siva Lingam. This led a temple to be built here. It was built over the Moolasthanam and worshipped by the Saivaites. The place became a Vaipu Sthalam in Saivalore. It is one of the few temples in Kongunadu which figures in the Devaram by Saint Appar and Saint Sundarar. Lord Nataraja and His Natya Sabha is worth seeing here. The statues in this mandapam are very beautiful. The veins of the dancers in the statues can be seen. Nataraja's festival, Arudhra Dharsanam, is one of the important festivals celebrated here. It occurs on the full moon day in the Tamil month of Marghazhi (Dec-Jan).

Sri Santhalinga Mutt, is one of the ancient Veera saiva mutts established by Sri Santhalinga Swamigal. The mutt now provides quality education, religious services and services to the poor and needy. It has done yeoman service for the development of Tamil and use of Tamil in temple worship.

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SRI VELLIANGIRI ANDAVAR TEMPLE Ph : (0422) 2651258, 2615570 (32 Kms from Cbe)

It is located in Siruvani road. Velliangiri is a beautiful temple situated in one amongst the five hills of historical importance. The hills symbolically represents the five different faces of Lord Shiva. This is the only temple where Pancha Linga can be seen. It is known as the Dakshin Kailash.

The experience which one enjoys here is compared with the "Amarnath Yathra" of the North, It is believed that Lord Shiva personifies in the form of Linga under a natural cave at the top of the 7th hill of Vellingiri. The Vellingiri hill the final hill of the group of seven hills which must be trekked to reach the top point. Here Lord Shiva is worshipped in the form of natural (Swayambu) Linga. This Linga is surrounded by adjoining four lingas. So it is named as “Panchalingas" (Means five Lingas). The Lord Brahma was fast asleep and lacked in his duty. So to overcome his sin he started meditating at Himalayas, where he got Shiva Dharisanam (Sight Of God) and was guided to continue his meditation in the name of Pattimuni at Perur.

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DHYANALINGA MULTI-RELIGIOUS TEMPLE Ph:(0422) 2515300, 2615345 (30 Kms from Cbe)

www.ishafoundation.org

The Dhyanalinga Multi-Religious Temple situated at Vellingiri foothills is very much a part of this glorious tradition. Dhyanalinga was consecrated by Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, a realized Master, Mystic and Yogi, after three years of intense process of Pranaprathista. It does not require any pooja or worship, just sitting silently for few minutes within the sphere of Dhyanalinga is enough to make even those unaware of meditation to experience a state of deep meditativeness and feel the divine energy that overflows from this glorious form. The free spanning dome that enshrines the Dhyanalingam measures 77 feet in diameter and 13 ¾ feet height, is the largest mercury based live Linga in the world. The construction materials does not involve any metal but only mud, brick, alum, lime and herb additives. This divine instrument radiates seven different qualities on seven different days of the week by which one can derive various benefits. Even people, who have not experienced dhyanam before, really get experienced due to this Dhyanalingam. When we lead a life with its entire dimension, no greed, no fear and no hatred, it is of great joy and this Dhyanalingam provides that. Anyone who comes into the sphere of Dhyanalinga cannot escape the sowing of the spiritual seed of liberation.

For More details visit http://www.dhyanalinga.org

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CHINMAYA GARDENS Ph: (0422) 2615637 (26 Kms from Cbe)

It is spread on a sprawling green of 100 acres, nestling at the foothills of the Western Ghats on Siruvani road at Nallur Vayal. It is a solace to the body, mind and soul, a temple of spiritual wisdom. It conducts a variety of community welfare projects like free medical camp, besides running a Senior Citizens Home. The Chinmaya International Residential School is set in the same premises.

Swamy Dhayanantha Ashram, Anaikatty (35 Kms).

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SRI SUBRAMANIASWAMY TEMPLE, MARUTHAMALAI Ph: (0422) 2422490, 2423623 (12 Kms from Cbe)

This temple is situated on a hill full of Marutha trees. The story behind its origin goes in this way. A tired siddha took shelter under the shade of Marutha tree and to quench his thirst he prayed to Lord Muruga for water, the water sprang at once from the roots of the Marutha tree through miracle. The siddha was overjoyed by his wish from Lord Muruga and thus the name came Maruthamalai Murugan. Below the Temple is a spring of excellent water.

History has it that Pambatti Siddhar, was originally a snake charmer and was initiated into the world of philosophy by a Siddhar by name Sattai munivar. Pambatti Siddhar is said to have performed several miracles, and written extensively on herbal medicine. His songs are addressed to snakes.

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SRI SUBRAMANIYASWAMY TEMPLE, ANUVAVI (12 Kms from Cbe)

This temple is located at Peria Thadagam. The main deity of this temple is Lord Subramaniam. The story behind this holy place goes such that during the war between Rama & Raavana, Laxmana becomes unconscious by the arrows used by Indhrajith (Son of Raavana). In that situation Aanjaneya (Hanumaan) was asked to bring the Sanjeevi Hills. On his way back, Aanjaneya felt very thirsty. Unfortunately Anjaneya could not find water. So, he prayed to Lord Muruga for water. Lord Muruga appeared with Deivanai and with the help of his weapon “VEL” pierced on this hill and water started to ooze out from the hill which helped Anajaneya to quench his thirst. Even today, the villagers of this area use the natural water from that particular pond for drinking and other purposes.

Anuvavi Subramaniyaswamy temple is located on the hill top. This temple is on the other side of the Marudamalai hill that has to be approached from the road going to Kerala via Thadagam. There is a water spring that is perennial near this temple.

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SRI CHOKKALINGESWAR TEMPLE (18 Kms from Cbe)

This temple is located on Mettupalayam road. The place Perianaicken Palayam where the temple is situated was called as Gudalur in early days. The temple was established during the 14th Century. It has got a dynamic architecture on either side of the walls on the “Moolasthanam”. There are carvings of a tortoise, a fish and a snake. Unlike many other temples in South India, the sanctum sanctorum of this temple facing west is a special feature. Yet another unique feature of this temple is that all the deities are with their consorts.

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SRI RANGANATHAR TEMPLE, BALAMALAI (35 Kms)

It is situated on the Balamalai Hills, at a distance of 1.5 KM from the foot hills. via Perianaicken Palayam. Right side of the main deity Ranganathar is consort Sengothai Amman, left side Poongothai Amman are blessing from their separate Sannathis. A Panchaloga Statue weighs 265 Kg is situated behind the Suyambu Moorthy. Special Poojas are conducted on Saturdays of Tamil Month Purattasi & all the days of Margazhi.

Here, the Mangala Saasanam was done by Ramanujar. At this place Pandavas relieved from Brahmahathi Dhosam happened by killing of Idumba Asuran. At this place Ranganathar himself made the rocks into small pieces of stones to construct the temple. Some of these are the importance of this temple.

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SRI RANGANATHAR TEMPLE, KARAMADAI Ph : (04254) 272318, 273018

Dedicated to Lord Ranganatha, this is the second oldest temple in Coimbatore district. It was built by the Vijayanagara Kings. The 'Thottiyars' clan of people lived at Karamadai. A cow of one of the thottiars failed to yield milk all of a sudden. He found out that the cow was shedding milk at a bush. Enraged, he started to cut it and heard an exploding sound and saw blood gushing from inside. On hearing this, Bhattar Family and the other people in the village came there and found a 'Suyambu Lingam' inside the bush. The same night God appeared in the dream of him and asked him to adorn the 'Lingam' with 'Chandana Kaapu'.and it is very near to Perianaickenpalayam. Dharshan Timings 5.30 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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SRI KULANTHAI VELAYUTHASWAMY TEMPLE, Kurundamalai (24 Kms)

This temple is located at 4 Kms from Karamadai was built around 750 years ago. Its architectural aspects are fabulous. It is situated on a hill covered with Kurunda Trees and hence it got the name “Kurunda Malai”. The natural sceneries around this temple adds beauty. It is believed that “ Agasthiya Munivar” here got Manthira Upadesham from Lord Muruga. Dharshan Timings 7 am to 12 pm & 4 pm to 7 pm

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SRI JAYAMANGALA ANJANEYAR TEMPLE – Idugampalayam (50 Kms) 99653 69873, 04254-254994

This temple is situated in 6th km from Sirumugai. 'Lord Anjaneyar' statue was built by 'Vyasa Raya' during Krishna Deva Raya's rule. The uniqueness of this statue is that it was carved from a single monolithic rock called Suyambu and it has a distinct posture. On the right of 'Lord Anjaneyar' is 'Lord Vinayaka' and 'Nandi', also carved on the same rock. On the pivot side of 'Lord Vinayaga' are carvings of Kamadenu shedding milk on 'Lingam'.

According to the epic, 'Lord Rama' requested 'Lord Anjaneya' to get a 'Lingam' to do pooja. On 'Lord Anjaneya' not returning for a long time, 'Lord Rama' made a 'Suyambu Lingeswarar' himself. Returning with a 'Lingam', 'Lord Anjaneya' made a futile attempt to uprooot the lingam made by 'Lord Rama' and put the Lingam he brought in place. Subsequently, he placed it beside 'Suyambu Lingeswarar'. Dharshan Timings On Saturdays: 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. On all other weekdays: 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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SRI BATHRAKALIAMMAN TEMPLE, Nellithurai, METTUPALAYAM – Ph : (04254) 222286 (40 Kms)

This is one of the oldest temples in Coimbatore. It is on the banks of the Bhavani River. The goddess' name is "Vana Bhadrakali Amman". This temple attracts lot of devotes on new moon days (amavasai).

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SRI CHIKKAMMAN TEMPLE, MULLIKORAI (Phone : 0423 - 2441350)

It is situated 5 KMs from Ooty on the way to Nanjanadu. On Tuesdays, Fridays & Sundays, “ Arul Vaakku” delivered by Nilgiri Aathinam Gopalsamy Adigalar is very popular here. Various religious people are worshiping this goddess. People from various states & abroad are coming here to worship throughout the year.

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SRI MANNEESWARAR TEMPLE, ANNUR

This Temple of Shiva was built by a Chera King around 1000 years ago. It is believed that a hunter was digging the roots of a Tapiaco tree to pull it down. He was surprised to see blood gushing out of the root. He later found a 'Lingam' beneath the tree. On hearing this, the King built a temple here. The uniqueness of this temple is that it faces was 'Markandeya', a staunch devotee worshipped the 'Linga' enshrined here, it is believed. And this Linga is 'Suyambu Linga' that means natural one.

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SRI AVINASHI LINGESWARAR TEMPLE, Avinashi (40 Kms from Cbe)

This temple is located at on Erode – Coimbatore road. It is also known as Southern Banaras. This temple was built by 'Sundara Pandiya' in the 15th century. There are some fine stone carvings in this temple. This place was earlier called Pikkoigul.

The Sthalapuranam states that two boys were taking bath in a tank when a crocodile swallowed one. Three years later a 'Thread ceremony' was performed to the boy who survived. Though their family was happy on the occassion, there was grief in the family of the boy who was swallowed by the crocodile. On his way to meet 'Cheramaan Peruman', Sundaramoorthy Nayanar happened to pass by Avinashi and heard the tale. Moved by this, Sundaramoorthy Nayanar composed and sang for 'Lord Shiva' to resurrect the dead child. His prayers were answered and water started flowing into the empty tank and crocodile emerged from it with a grown boy of 8 years.

The car festival is the most exciting of the festivals in this temple. This temple's car is one of the biggest in South India and is noted for its fine wooden carvings. Dharshan Timings 5 a.m. to 1 p.m. & 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Sri Mariamman Temple, Karuvalur.

Sri Thirumuruganathaswamy Temple, Thirumuruganpoondi.

Sri Venkatesa Perumal Temple, Mondipalayam

Sri Aadeshwaraswamy Temple - Periakalandai

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SRI VAZAI THOTTATHU AYYAN KOIL, Somanur Ph : (0421) 2322250, 2322000 (25 Kms from Cbe)

KONGUNATTU THIRUPATHI

Coimbatore and its surrounding places are known as Kongu Nadu. The Naina hill, which is located in Kongu Nadu, is unique holy land. This place is proudly named as Kongu-Thirupathi. Pilgrims visit here, every Saturday. The pilgrims chorus “Govinda” and climb up the hill to find the deity.

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BANNARI (83 kms from Cbe)

This town is 83 km from Coimbatore and 10 km from Bhavanisagar, Large numbers of devotees come to the famous Mariamman temple located here. The town is near the Western Ghats situated with large thick forests.

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BHAVANI (121 kms from Cbe)

This sacred and holy pilgrim town is. It is known as the Triveni of South India. There is a famous temple namely Sangameshwarer Temple as the junction of the co-rivers the Cauvery and the Bhavani. This is dedicated to Lord Sangameshwarer and his counterpart/better half Vedanayaki. The British Collector Willizim Garrow who reigned the Coimbatore and Salem districts during the reign of the British East India Company, he had his office centre at Bhavani. He worshipped Goddess Vedanayaki.

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SRI SULAKKAL MARIAMMAN TEMPLE

Sulakkal is located on the way to Pollachi from Coimbatore. This Amman stood with sulam, so the place is called as Sulakkal. The temple was amidst thick forest with wild animals and harmful insects.

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SRI MAASANI AMMAN TEMPLE – ANAMALAI Ph : (04253) 282337 Fax : 282437(65 Kms from Cbe)

www.anamalaimasaniamman.org

This temple is located in Anamalai on the Pollachi - Topslip Road. People who come to this holy temple have a belief that people who grind red chilly paste and apply it on the statue of god inside the temple, their belongings which they lost would be regained by them. When 'Naanan' was the ruler of Anamalai, he had a favourite mango tree in his farm on the banks of Aaliyar river. No one was permitted to access the tree and its produces. Once when a group of girls were taking bath in the river, they saw a mango from Nanans tree floating. One of the girls picked it up and ate it, inspite of her father warning her not to do so. Enraged by this, the king sentenced her to death. Later, the inmates of the village made an idol in lying state in remembrance of the innocent girl and started worshipping her. In due course she was worshipped as 'Maasani'. When 'Kozhinkhosargal' defeated king 'Naanan', he felled that particular mango tree. It is believed that Lord Rama, when in forest, stopped by to meditate here, which added glory to this temple. Dharshan Timings 6.30 a.m. to 8.00 p.m.

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Sri Kodiswamigal Memorial, Puravipalayam, near Pollachi

Arivu Thirukoil, Aliyar

Sri Balaji Temple, Karumalai, Valparai.

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SRI AMANALINGESWARAR TEMPLE, Thirumurthymalai : - Ph : (04252) 265440 (20 Kms from Udumalai)

It is situated at the foot of Thirumurthy Hills adjoining the Thirumurthy Dam. This is on the highway to Palani. A perennial stream flows by the side of the Amanalingeswarar Temple and near by there is a water fall. The crocodile farm at Amaravathy Dam is near by.

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PALANI : (105 Kms)

The temple of Lord Muruga is located on the Palani hills. The presiding deity is Dhandayuthapani. The idol is made of medicinal herbs. It is one of the six abodes of Lord Muruga and one of the major pilgrim centres in South India. An electrically operated winch takes the pilgrims to the top.

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MADURAI: (227 kms from Cbe)

Sri Meenakshiamman Temple :According to legend, the sacred Suyambulingam discovered by the king of Gods `Indiran' at Kadambavanam, was later enshrined by him in Madurai. The fact that the Lord is seen on the vehicle of `Indira' in this temple is said to be proof for this. Many historical evidences of the temple have been found dating back from early A.D Thirugnanasambandar the Hindu Saint has mentioned the temple in his songs which go back to early 7th century. The lord has been described as `Aalavai Iraivan' in his songs.

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ST. MICHAEL’S CHURCH

St. Michael’s Cathedral of Coimbatore situated in Big Bazaar Street, diocese of Roman Catholic Churches is of historical importance. Intended to be in the shape of St. Peters Basilica, Rome, the plan for the Cathedral was chalked out by the First Bishop of Coimbatore, Roman Catholic Diocese Rt. Rev. Marin-De-Pressiac and Rev Fr. Livonan of Pondicherry along with other architects. At last on 15th August 1850 Rev Fr. and Architect of Kollam,

Rt. Rev. Bassi Nelli gave final shape to the plan of this Cathedral. In the same year of 1950 the stone for the Cathedral was laid by Rt. Rev. Marin-de-prestac. The completion of the construction took 17 long years. The Consecration Ceremony of this Cathedral was conducted on 28th April 1867 by his Grace Gladious Maria Deffomeh, the Bishop of Coimbatore Roman Catholic Diocese. The top of the tower is 110 feet in height. This structure is in “GOTHIC” style of construction. Even after 150 years this cathedral shines with light and life.

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INFANT JESUS CHURCH, KOVAI PUDUR Ph: 2605732, 2607157

Infant Jesus Church is quite a famous church situated in Kovai Pudur. Devotees throng the church on thursdays for attending the Novena.

Bethesda Prayer Centre, Karunya Nagar, Coimbatore-641 114, phone: 2614580

For 24 Hours Prayer Service:+91-422-2614414, 2615515

E-mail: bethesda@eth.net  www.jesuscalls.org

Carmel Prayer Tower, Coimbatore.

Some other Churches are

St. Antony’s Church - Puliakulam,

Christ the King Church - Dr. Nanjappa Road,

St. Fathima Church - Gandhipuram, 4th Street extn, Dr. Radhakrishnan Rd,

Zion Church - Church Road,

Liseuf Church - Saibaba Colony etc.

T.E.L.C. Church Ph: 2382653, 2397763

C.S.I. Immanuel Church- Avinashi Rd. Ph: 2216596

C.S.I. Bishop Ph: 2223605

Immanuel Church, Coimbatore.

C.S.I. All Souls Church Ph: 3201313

Church Trichy Rd. Ph: 2305144, 2300616

Church Ganthipuram. Ph: 2529232, 2529678

(Refer Covai City Guide Book for more details)

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KOTTAI HIDAYATHUL ISLAM SAFIA JAMATH, KOTTAIMEDU (1 KM from Railway Junction) Ph : 2392790, 2397050

It is known for its architectural structures. This was the First Mosque to be built in Coimbatore. Arabic College is also part of the Mosque. There was once a fort in Coimbatore, but it was dismantled during the wars. Its site continues to be known as Kottaimedu. This mosque situated in Kottaimedu is believed to have been built at the time of Tippu Sultan dating back to 17th century.

Other mosques are Tippu Sultan Jamath - Poomarket Bus Stand, Attar Jamath - Oppanakara Street, Junglipeth Dargah - Trichy Road, Dawoodi Bohra Jamath - 1 A, V.C.V. Layout - 2

Athar Jamad Mazid, Coimbatore.

Gurudhvara, Coimbatore.

Jain Temple, Coimbatore.

(Refer Covai City Guide Book for more details)