Moolaver : Lord Muruga
City Location : Muthukavundanur, Kinathukadavu
While Lord Muruga was going around the world in his Peacock vehicle, a pearl from his crown fell down. The Lord placed his feet on this place to pick up the gem, hence the name Muthumalai.
Lord Muruga appeared in the dream of a girl and told her that there were three Karai plants in a row and that He was under the plant in an idol form. The girl informed the villagers but there were no takers. Lord Muruga appeared repeatedly in the dream of the girl on three Kruthika star and Bharani star days and reminded her. The curious girl herself went to the place and was excited to see the plants. The villagers began to believe her. They planted the Vel weapon and began the worships on Kruthika days. A committee was then formed and the temple was built with Mandaps and the idol installed in the sanctum sanctorum.
The devotee gets relieved of all adverse aspects on him if he worships Muruga in this temple on Thaipoosam day, the Lord holding His Vel weapon. Devotees say a ray of light emanates from an ant-hill near the temple.
Kruthika star day is celebrated each month. Special pujas are performed on Thai Poosam day in January-February, car festival on Panguni Uthiram day in March-April and Kavadi Aattam and Annadhanam on Mondays and Fridays are the festivals celebrated in the temple.
Prayers and Poojas:
Devotees benefit from their prayers to Lord Muruga in matrimonial and child boon matters.
Devotees, on realizing their prayers, perform abishek to Lord and offer what they could for the temple and arrange feeding the poor.
Temple Opening Time:
The temple is open from 6.30 a.m. to 7.30 p.m.
Temple Travel Guide :
Bus facilities are available from Kinathukadavu to Muthukavundanur where the temple is situated. Kinathukadavu is on Coimbatore-Pollachi road.
Sri Muthumalai Murugan Temple,Muthukavundanur,Kinathukadavu, Coimbatore district. Phone No: +91 – 422 – 234 0462, + 91- 4253 292 860.
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