Moolaver : Sri Ratnagiri Murugan
City Location : Saravanampatti , Coimbatore
A demon performed penance for centuries on Lord Shiva and got the boon to rule all the worlds. Intoxicated by the power of the boon and his prowess, he began to harass the devas very cruelly forcing them to live in oblivion. Once the demon saw Indira, the king of devas in his hideout. Indira began to run but the demon chased him. Indira reached this Ratnagiri mount where Lord Muruga changed him as a peacock, his vehicle. The demon returned disappointed. The wonder took place here, according to scriptures.
Lord Swayambu Vinayaka appearing from a rock graces in the temple.
Thaipoosam in January-February, Mattu Pongal falling almost on January 15, New moon days, Kruthika days, Vaikasi visakam in May-June are the festive days observed in the temple with special pujas.
Prayers and Poojas:
A fasting known as Soopooparithal (meaning picking of some flowers) is followed in Murugan temples for getting a life partner of their choice, according to belief. Those praying here are also blessed with child boon, freed from fears, cured of prolonged illnesses, blessed with fulfillment of aspirations, trade development and prosperity.
Archanas to the Lord is performed with Vanni leaves, abishek with milk and devotees carry milk pots. Feeding Annadhana- is also undertaken.
Temple Opening Time:
The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m. and 4.00 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.
Temple Travel Guide :
The temple is on the Coimbatore-Satyamangalam road. Town bus facilities are available from Ukkadam and Gandhipuram, route Nos. 45, 98, 82, 57. Those travelling by Coimbatore-Satyamangalm bus should get down at Saravanampatti and walk one kilo metre to the temple or hire an auto or taxi. The temple is 13 km from Coimbatore.
Sri Ratnagiri Murugan Temple, Saravanampatti, Coimbatore district.
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