Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Marutha malai Subramanya swami Kovil, Coimbatore,Tamilnadu

Kartikai masam  as per the Tamil calender is from mid November  - mid December and this month is considered to be very auspicious for devotees of Siva, Ayappa and Lord Muruga.

I have been waiting for an opportunity to write on Lord Muruga, also known by many other names as Shanmugha, Vadivela, Dhandayudhapani, Karthikeya, Skanda,Subramanya  and many more . There are six important abodes of Lord Muruga known as Arupadai veedu which I would be posting here one by one. But this present temple set among the majestic hills of Marudhamalai is also considered at par with the other six abodes of Lord Muruga.  Interestingly most of the temples of Muruga is found on small mounts or hillocks.

This magnificent temple  is at a distance of 12 Kms. from the town of Coimbatore,  The renovation was under progress when I visited  the temple and a flight of steps leads one to this temple. The hills around are  believed to have medicinal herbs and one does get refreshed by breathing the fresh air here. There is a cave temple here at  level lower than the main shrine and there is also a shrine here for Vinayagar .

The idol is radiant and a glimpse of this resplendent image of Lord soothes the mind. There are sacred  springs considered to have medicinal properties. Please just see the images which I could capture . I think those pictures itself would calm your mind too.


Other Murugan temple on 'My pilgrimage'- Mittai Murugan.

Find here  the link to Arunachaleshwar temple - Tiruvannamalai which is also celebrating Karthikai festival. The Kartikai deepam lit  atop the Tiruvannamali hill is famous and lakhs of devotees flock here on that day which happens to fall on December 8 th this year.


Howto reach
Maruthamali is situated in the industrial town of Coimbatore . This town is like a mini metro and is well connected with various cities by rail, road and air.
Accomrmodation facilities are excellent in the town . The famous hill station Ooty is only a 100 odd kilometres ride from this town.

60 comments:

  1. Looks amazing!! Thanks for sharing Chitra..

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  2. Always feels good to visit a temple residing in the laps of mother nature. The pictures are indeed serene and peaceful. Thanks for sharing :)

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  3. It is so lovely to see a temple with such beautiful landscapes..nice coverage

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  4. Fascinating post, I love how you present this much information in such a way that I never get bored. Great photos as well, I love the one of the statue in the archway/doorway wearing such a colourful garland.

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  5. PW, that is Lord Muruga, known as Dhandapani. Dhanda means staff and who wields the staff is known as Dhandapani.Thanks for the appreciation.

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  6. Chitra,

    I will finish all my pilgrimage by reading your posts and seeing the pictures. :)

    I didnt know the meaning of Dhandapani till now. Thanks for that as well.

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  7. Insignia, thanks. you know what, I was reading your post :)what a co incidence, I come here and seeing your comment.

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  8. The first shot and the flower shot, loved them both.

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  9. One of our 'to visit' temples; reading your posts fulfills part of it Chitra!

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  10. Mridula, that flower shot was for you.

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  11. Shri, Now the renovation is complete , you will find it very attractive.

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  12. As usual great coverage with pictures and description. You are doing a great job in publicizing these temples :)))

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  13. lovely pics ! i have visited this temple long back.
    Must plan a visit soon. i too have written an article on karthigai and tiruvannamalai. when you find time read it herehttp://shreshar.blogspot.com/2009/12/karthigai-and-tiruvannamalai.html

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  14. Very interesting! Maruthamalai seems interesting!

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  15. A, thanks a lot. Love doing this.Many a time I don't find information when I visit temples. if it is going to help somebody I would be happy.

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  16. Asha,
    Sure.. done, Asha...shall be watching the deepam tomorrow on TV

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  17. Wonderful blog Chitramayi - feeling very nostalgic abt my hometown temple-
    Many are the good times we spent going to this lovely place. Couldn't view the picture though.Felt extremely good reading your words.

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  18. Mice descriotion and pictures.

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  19. Preethy,
    Very nice to see you here. Maruthamali temple has changed. you must visit it next time you comedown here.You must see the pics too.shall share them with you from my picasa.

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  20. COuldn't go by without a comment :) Sooo nice chitra, I liked the way the temple sits amidst mountains. Lovely.

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  21. Beautifully detailed post ....lovely clicks:)

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  22. the moment i saw title remembrd the song...marudamalai maamaniye murgaiyaa..devarin kulam kaakum velayiaaa..aiyaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa...chitra ji...supera ella templeum cover sieyaringo..god bless u....

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  23. Ramesh, wanted to mention that too in the blog. but then just focussed on the temple write up..

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  24. beautiful pics
    in a comments you traslated words thats great.

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  25. Looks like you have been to my city:)Good you made the trip to Maruthamalai. You may like to see my post on Maruthamali trip: http://sankriti.blogspot.com/2007/03/maruthamalai.html
    Best Wishes

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  26. Ramakrishnan, I already read your post :) . I keep visiting CBE at least twice a year.

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  27. Dear Chitra, for some reason i can't see the picture, but wish you a happy weekend - you said you were travelling? Have a fun time!

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  28. Wonderful blog.

    www.rajniranjandas.blogspot.com

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  29. Nirajan, Welcome and thanks for the comment.

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  30. very nice, chitraji, thanks a lot for sharing ...... pls visit my blog and comments on film awards......

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  31. Its perched in a nice location. Interesting; I have heard the mention of the God and the place in many Tamil movies. Seeing the pictures now :) Thanks Chitra ma'am

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  32. Jayaraj and Insignia- thanks a lot.

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  33. This looks very much like where i would like to be today! We have a big storm here! Have a lovely weekend ahead Chitra!

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  34. Oh, visited expecting to find a post on Tenkasi, KasiViswanathar. Never mind, nice to reread this post and catch up on the comments left. Best wishes Chitra. x

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  35. PW,
    Sorry about that. While making the draft ready pressed the wrong button. Shall be posting one soon.

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  36. Martina, You too enjoy the weekend. thanks a lot.

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  37. blogil film awards paranjittundu , abhiprayam parayane.............

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  38. Sridharan, thank you. Seems you are v. busy these days.

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  39. hi chitra ji:) dropped in 2 say helloo...

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  40. Maruthamalai is a must see for me whenever I am at Coimbatore. I am going day after tomorrow. All good wishes.

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  41. Something for u chitra at my space :)

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  42. PNS
    hope you also enjoy your trip.

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  43. Bhagya...rushing there...thanks

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  44. Your post on Tenkasi probably still remains to be published. Kindly verify.

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  45. Merry christmas and a happy new year dear Chitra! Cheers to many more adventures!

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  46. Excellent post,I bookmark your blog to my browser bye. By RegardsOvernight Prints

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