Arulmigu Masani Amman Temple, Anaimalai


Arulmigu Masani Amman Temple, often referred as Anaimalai Masani Amman Temple, is a highly revered shrine situated at Anaimalai, in Coimbatore District of Tamil Nadu. The temple, nestled amid grassland interlaced with criss-cross pathways and rivulets against the backdrop of Anaimalai Hills, is about 24 km south-west of Pollachi. It is situated at the confluence of Aliyar River and the Uppar stream Anaimalai Masani Amman Temple enshrines Goddess Arulmigu Masani Amman as the presiding deity. The deity is seen in a lying posture measuring 15 ft from head to foot. The deity is depicted with four hands; two placed on the ground and two raised above. Other deities worshipped include Neethi Kal (stone of justice) and Mahamuniappan. Legend has it that during Lord Ram wanderings in search of Sita, he stayed in Anaimalai in a graveyard.

Most noteworthy feature of the Arulmigu Masani Amman Temple is that it serves as a welfare government listening to the grievances of the public, as a clinical dispensary rectifying the physical ills of people and as a court of justice easing the suffering of men and women. Hundreds of devotees flock to the temple, especially woman, during Tuesdays and Fridays. The annual Kundam Festival celebrated here is a major draw attended by thousands of devotees amid much pomp and splendor. In the Sangam Era, Anaimalai was known as Nannanur and ruled by a chieftain called Nannan. There was a dense grove of mango trees belonging to him. Appointing checkpost officials, he had proclaimed punitive measures against trespassers. An unfortunate young woman who was bathing in the river Aliyar stumbles upon a mango fruit coming to her, floating on the water. Unable to resist temptation, she at once picked it up and bit it.

Pooja Timing

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Pooja Details
Timing
1 Temple Opening 06.00 A.M
2 Abhishekam and Alankaram 06:30 A.M
3 Uchi Kaalam 12:30 A.M
4 Abhishekam and Alankaram 04.00 P.M
5 Saaya Ratchai 06.30 P.M
6 Temple Closing 08.00 P.M

Temple Opening Time

On the new moonday (Amavasai) worship and prayer start at 5.00 A.M. and till next day 8.00 P.M. People not only from Coimbatore District but also from other districts and other states too converge on the temple for worship and prayer in thousands.

Temple Opening Time

Morning :   05.30 AM To Evening :   08.30 PM

for other details visit temple official website www.anaimalaimasaniamman.tnhrce.in

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