Maruthamalai Hill Temple
This majestic temple is located at a height of about 600 feet and is at a distance of about 10kms from the Coimbatore. It adds aesthetic value to the Coimbatore city.It is one of the oldest temples in South India.It has many unusual features within this temple. This mountain temple is located in the area of green environment and there will always be cool climate prevailing around it.This mountain temple is about 800 years old. Tamilspider acts like a coimbatore tourist guide and shows you all best places in here.
Famous Features of Maruthamalai Temple
In most of the Hindu temples, only Lord Shiva will appear as a Suyambu in Tamil(Self-made in English). But here in this Temple Lord Muruga with his wives Valli & theivanai also appear as 'Suyambu' structures. Another Great feature is that there is a the name of the Lord Muruga is called to be Dhandayudhapaani. This is because in this temple he holds a weapon called 'Dhanda'. This hill temple also has a temple and spring in the name of the mystic called Paambaati Sitthar. He is very well known in South India. He is also referred to be 'friend of Snakes'. He has also done many curative medicines happened due to Snake bites and had practiced many medicinal herbals for curing Diseases. It also serves as a good tourist attractions in Tamilnadu for Foreigners because of the natural beauty and the climate prevailing here. This temple has a special tree called Marutha tree and a source of water called Marutha sunai. This temple is notified to be the seventh Arupadai Veedu according to literature. This hill has 837 steps from the land to top for reaching this temple.
Some Special Occurences
During Vaikashi Vizhagam there will be a prayer to the Lord Muruga with a special bath using 108 vessels of milk. During Thai poosam there will be a function called Brahmotsavam for about 10 days. This hill temple is also known for its mind-blowing 'Prasatham'(food prepared specially for God) called Panchamirdham. It is very tasty and it is made up of many traditional fruits.
This festival is celebrated as one of the main music festivals in Tamilnadu