Dandu Marriamman. Palani, Idumban Koil and Kozumzm temple. Coimbatoore.  

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  1. Dandu marriamman Temple:

    It’s a marriamman temple in the coimbatoore city. Small miniature parts of body are available here. People who have ailments worship goddess and offer particular parts to get rid of their ailment. They believe in this ritual. Annual celebrations of the temple falls in the month of April.

  2. Palani: Subramanya Swamy temple.

    The place is about 57 kms from Dindukkal. Teertham is known as Vaiyapuri teertham.
    Sthala vruksham is Nelli maram.{amla}

    Main deity is Bala Dandayudhapani.

    Importance: The idol is made of navabashanam by chittar called Bogar and installed by him. Bogar ashram is there in this place.

    Story is once Siva had a mango and he said the mango will be given to one ie: Ganesha or Subramanya, who goes around the world first.

    Murugan started with his vahana peacock started to take a round, while Ganesha went around Siva and Parvathi. Since they are the supreme power and creator it is equal to going around the universe. Siva was pleased with Ganesha’s reply and gave the mango to him.

    When Muruga turned up he saw the mango in hands of Ganesha he got angry and he left the place and came to Palani and stayed back in this place at down hill

  3. Idumban koil:

    This is near palani malai. The temple is on the top of hill and there 670 steps to reach the top. One has to visit this temple before visiting palani murugan.

    Importance: The sculpture is huge in size and holding thulabaram made of bamboo to the shoulder. Idumban is a rakshas who fought with murugan and was defeated. He requested murugan that he should be remembered in history.

    Another story is Idumban was asked to carry two mountains Siva giri and sakthi giri to either side on his shoulder. After sometime he was tired and he rested the mountains here. From that day onwards the habbit of taking Kavadi started says purana.

  4. Kozumam or Sankrama nallore: Siva temple.

    The place is about 18 kms from Udamalaipettai of coimbatore. Teertham is Amaravathi teertham.

    Main Deity is Swayambu lingam known as Sozieeswarar or Thandeeswarar and his consort known as Bruhan nayaki amman.

    Importance: This is one of the oldest temples of Kongu nadu. Nataraja of this place is unique and it is huge in size made of stone.


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This is the best site so far I have seen to get a comprehensive list of temples around any place. The problem is that this site is not appearing in any search for temple. just check that out. If people can reach this easily, it will be wonderful.

September 28, 2007 at 11:05 AM

That was really nice to see the details which are precise & clear about the temples. Especially the kozumam Temple (i miss the Kozumam Temple near udumalpet Coimbatore where i used go every week for the staurday pooja. i really really miss Mr.Kasi Viswanathan's saturday pooja.
Though god is one & everywhere, when ever we hear or see the Picture of the temple which is very close to our heart will make us fly in the world.

Thanks & Good Luck to Krishnan for his great job!!


March 27, 2008 at 1:55 PM

Great list of temples! Please add Eechanari Vinayagar temple too..

April 5, 2009 at 8:25 AM

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