The temple stand as the cultural treasure of the egalitarian doctrine of Tamils. Temples also show the age old treasures of the ancient values such as the sculptures and arts including the day to day activities of Triology in Tamil Language i.e., Literature, Music and Drama. The Government shows keen interest in conducting the pooja and festivals in the same manner of our old culture and tradition, executing the holy task of protecting the priceless properties of the temples that have historical and artistic values preserved by our ancestors over centuries.There many temples with historical and artistic values are in Tiruppur district. Some of the temples are in the hills such as, Sivanmalai, Kaithamalai, Alagumalai and Thirumoorthy malai and some other temples are preserved by the A S I ( Archaeological Survey of India) such as Thirumurugan Poondi and Sukrieswara temple of Sarkar Periyapalayam.
Sivanmalai – Arulmigu Subramanyaswamy Temple
Temples and sacred sites have been part of our culture from time immemorial. The favourite deity of the Tamil people is undoubtedly Murugan, the son of Siva. His importance is seen even in ancient literature like the Tamil epic Silappadikaram. He is seen by millions of devotees as the epitome of wisdom, youth, valour, and beauty. Often his shrines are placed on a mountain or on top of a hill. There are many myths to support Murugan’s fondness for hills. One of them is his child – like disappointment at not receiving the gift of a ripe mango from his parents. In a playful test, he and his brother Ganesha were asked to compete for the fruit in a race round the universe. He lost the contest, renounced everything and went and stood on a hill, refusing even his mother Parvathi’s appeasements. Thus, for the Tamil people Murugan shrines should largely be built on a hill.
The Sivamalai of today is also known as Sivamamalai, Sivachalam, Sivathri, Sivasailam, Sivagiri, and Shakthi Sivamalai. The deity is so powerful because it is supposed to be an integrated embodiment of Siva, Vishnu, Brahama, Murugan, Vinayaka and Indra. In each “yuga” ( the Hindu term to mean eon) Sivamalai has been referred to with special names. Panamalai. Vellimalai, Sembumalai, and now in the Kali yuga as Kamarupa Jothigiri. Such is the antiquity of this sacred mountain. Read Me…
Arulmigu Uthukuli Murugan Temple
Once the famous saint Agastiyar came to this place for meditation but was not able to find water. He prayed to Lord Muruga to help him. Soon Lord Muruga appeared before him and thrust His lance (Vel) in the sand. Soon water spring came from the spot. That place is called “Uthukuli”, later on it came to be called as Uthukuli.
No one knows when the temple was built in Kaithamalai, just they have the history. But only 200 years before some rural kings built the temple and five years before with the help of some donors the temple was rebuilt and now it is the Important spiritual place in Tiruppur District. Daily more than 200 people visit Uthukuli Murugan Temple.
The Important things is that only in Kaithamalai that is Uthukuli the temple car is in the hill and devotees pull the temple car in the slopes. No place in the world where a temple car is pulled in the hill. Then the God is called as “Vetri Velayudha Swami” and the Temple is called “Kaithamalai Murugan Temple”. Uthukuli Murugan Temple is situated 15 kilometres from Tiruppur city.
Arulmigu Avinashi Lingeswarar Temple, Avinashi
Avinashi is a small town situated near Tirupur in Tamil Nadu. The town is famous for the Shiva temple constructed by Sundarapandiya is closely associated with the great Saiva saint Sundaramoorthy Nayanar.The word Avinashi means that which is indestructible
Avinashi is located on the arterial road connecting the major industrial & textile cities of Erode and Coimbatore. Avinashi was a part of Coimbatore district and when Tirupur was carved as a new district from Coimbatore, Avinashi was added to the new district (Feb 2009). It is a major halt place for the vehicles bounding to Chennai and Cochin from the western Tamil Nadu. Avinashi is a Taluk headquarter and the Headquarter for Avinashi Panchayat union.If Palladam is the gateway for Coimbatore from the Southern Tamil Nadu, Avinashi is the gateway for Coimbatore from the Northern parts of Tamil Nadu
This is one of the seven Shivastalams in Kongu Nadu; however this temple is better known as Karunaiyaaththaal temple. Avinashi is also referred to in inscriptions as Dakshina Varanasi, Tiruppukkozhiyur etc. Tirumular’s Tirumantiram, Arunagirinathar’s Tiruppugazh & Manikkavacakar’s Tiruvacakam refer to this shrine. This temple is regarded as the first of the seven Thevara Stalams in the Kongu Region of Tamil Nadu.
Inscriptions here reveal that the Cholas, Pandyas and the Hoysalas have made extensive endowments to the temples
Sundaramoorthy Nayanar on his way to meet Cheramaan Peruman, Nayanar happened to visit Avinashi. As he was passing through one of the streets, he heard two discordant notes coming from opposite houses, one echoing joy and another sorrow. The puzzled saint understood the cause for the strange phenomenon.
Two boys of the same age went to bathe in a tank from which emerged a crocodile and devoured one of them. There was being celebrated the “Upanayanam” (Thread ceremony) of the surviving boy, now 8 years old. Hence there was joy and mirth in the house. While the other people were unable to bear their sorrow.
Had their boy been alive, they too would be celebrating his “Upanayanam”. Intensely moved by this, Sundaramoorthy Nayanar poured out of soulful song, praying to Lord Shiva to resurrect the dead child. His prayer was answered .The empty tank started surging with water from which emerged the crocodile and ejected the child as a fully grown boy of eight years
Ambal’s sanctum is to the right of Avinasiappar’s sanctum, unlike that in most temples. The Kasi Gangai Theertham—in the form of a well is considered to be of significance. The Kaalabhairavar shrine in this temple is held in reverence. Kaala Bhairavar is worshiped here with offerings of Vadai Maalai.
The car festival is the most exciting of the festivals in this temple. This temple’s car is second biggest in South India and is noted for its fine wooden carvings. Since the old car was destroyed by fire in 90’s, it has been rebuilt. The annual Bhrammotsavam is celebrated in the month of Chittirai. Apart from Temple car festival, 63(Arubathi moovar Ula) is one of the notable festival in this temple. The festival chariot here is said to be on par with Tiruvarur.
The name of the village is derived from the famous Murugan temple located here. In the last 8 years the development of Tirupur had reached Thirumuruganpoondi and soon this village will be submerged under the broader name of Tirupur.The temple dates back to 9th Century. The origin of the temple is rooted in legendary antiquity. Soorapadma, the scourge of the gods with his retinue of demons, struck terror in the celestial world with his sudden depredations and campaigns. The persecuted gods approached Lord Siva and implored him to save their lives. Lord Siva sent Lord Subramanya with a huge army headed by the valiant Veerabhahu to destroy Soorapadma and his retinue. Lord Muruga accomplished the arduous task.
But he was afflicted with the mortal sin of mass killing. In order to absolve himself he installed a Siva Linga in Thirumuruganpoondi and worshipped it. As Muruga himself adored Lord Siva, the latter assumed the appellation “Thirumuruganathaswamy” which means “Master of Muruga”.The holy shrine is also associated with Sundaramurthynayanar one of the most celebrated saints of saivism. He did a pilgrimage to the holy shrines of Siva in Kongunadu. Now Siva, The Lord of Thirumuruganpoondi who wanted to hear the saints melodies, compositions way laid Sundaramurthynayanar, in the guise of a hunter and robbed him of all his belongings and disappeared into the temple, Sundaramurthynayanar’s sorrow burst out in the form of soul full song expressing his anguish and chiding the Lord of Thirmuruganpoondi that his divine presence in such a notorious place was mere mockery.