Maruthamalai murugan temple, scared abode of lord muruga- Coimbatore
Maruthamalai murugan temple famous for celebrating thai poosam and kumbhabhishekam festivals
Maruthamalai murugan temple is an ancient murugan temple which is more than 1200 years old, most of the murugan temples in tamilnadu focused on the hill rock, as the same way it located on the hill. maruthamalai murugan temple considered as one if the sacred murugan temples in south india which lies in the hill regions of western ghats that belongs to the areas of Coimbatore. the site of the temple is located 15 km from Coimbatore city. this is ranked aas the seventh abode of lord murugan. the rajagopuram was built in recent days and the kumbhabhishekam festival takes place along with it.
Tamil new year is usually falls in mid january every year, this is one of the grand festival at maruthamalai. there are lot of steps headed to focus at the destination, people can enter to the spot either by the steps or use the drive facility to the top. thai poosam is the annual festival on January. adikperukai, karthika, diwali are also celebrates here. morning rituals start from daily 5.30 am to 1.00 pm. the evening pooja timings arranged 2.00 pm to 8.30 pm. there are many offerings provided here to offer lord muruga ass usual in all other murugan temples.
when you reach at maruthamalai it will give the great experience of trekking, the beauty of surroundings are very amazing one, devotees can reach at the top through the cab. morning and evening timings are best to visit here. cameras are allowed and it will permit 1 hour for visiting the total area of maruthamalai murugan temple. Coimbatore international airport is the nearest airport to the temple which is about 20 km distance. Coimbatore is the rail head which more comfortable from the spot. Coimbatore city easily connects to other cities by road.