Sri Vettri Valayuthaswami Temple – Erode

Sri Vettri Valayuthaswami Temple – Erode

Submitted on: 03 Aug 11

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Moolaver: Vettri Velayuthaswami

City Location: Kathithamalai

Temple History:
Sage Agasthya took a pilgrimage to all shrines of Lord Muruga. He was accompanied by Maharshi Narada and the Devas. There was no water in this place to prepare the nivedhana for the puja. Sage Agasthya was sad. He prayed to Lord for water. Lord promptly appeared, punched His Vel and created a spring flowing abundant water. Happy was the Sage. He completed the puja and quenched his thirst too.

As the spring came from a pit, the place was named Oothukuli –Oothu means spring and pit means Kuli in Tamil. A temple was erected here for Lord Muruga who did the wonder here.
This is a hill temple. Lord Muruga graces from a shrine while Valli and Deivanai blesses the devotees from a separate shrine.

Temple’s Speciality:
Lord Muruga and Mothers Valli and Deivanai grace the devotees from their separate shrines.

Thai Poosam in January-February, Vaikasi Visakam in May-June and Skanda Sashti in October-November are the festivals celebrated in the temple.

Prayers and Poojas:
Those facing obstacles in wedding efforts and couples separated in life pray here. Devotees perform milk abishek to Lord Muruga and offer vastras.

Temple Opening Time:
The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and from 5.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.

Temple Travel Guide:
Kathithamalai Murugan temple can be reached by bus from Erode running through Oothukuli (15 km).

Temple Address:
Sri Vettri Velayuthaswami Temple, Oothukuli Road, Kathithamalai-638 751. Erode district. Phone No +91- 4294-262 052-54

Tirupur Accomodation:
♦ Hotel Angel: +91-421-223 4400; 435 0000; 431 60000
♦ Velan Hotels: +91-421-431 1111; 242 4431
♦ S S Hotel: +91-421-220 3383 – 86
♦ Hotel Maniam Classic: +91-421-421-223 4734 – 4 lines
♦ Brindavan Hotel: +91-421-220 3490 – 9lines
♦ Hotel Poppys: +91-421-4296-304 300; 272 101 – 8 lines.

Nearest Temples:
♦ Sri Magudeswarar Temple
♦ Sri Adikesa Vara Perumal Temple
♦ Sri Adinarayana Perumal Temple
♦ Sri Amarapaneeswarar Temple
♦ Sri Vettri Valayuthaswami Temple
♦ Sri Arudra Kabaleeswarar Temple
♦ Sri Bannari Mariamman Temple

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