Bannari Amman Temple | Timings, Poojas & Temple Address

Bannari Mariamman Temple is located 14 km from Satyamangalam in Erode district. It was revered as the famous abode of the Goddess Mariamman of Bannari. Bannari Amman temple timings are from 5 am to 9 pm.

About the Bannari Amman Temple:

The villagers built a shed with a forest herb called ‘Kanangu’. Over time, thatched roofs are replaced by tile ceilings. Villagers raised philanthropists’ funds, repeatedly rebuilt the temple structure, and built the dome atop the sanctuary.

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A British official in the forest department did not allow the public to cut down trees for the Kundam festival. Immediately, he began to suffer from vomiting and diarrhoea. He realized his mistake and prayed to the Goddess to forgive him.

His health is restored by the holy ashes and water brought from the temple. He then allowed the people to cut down trees from the forest for the festival.

History of Bannari Amman Temple:

In ancient times, Tamil Nadu had five divisions: Chera Nadu, Choja Nadu, Pandya Nadu, Thondai Nadu, and Kongu Nadu. Kongu Nadu is located on the western side of Tamil Nadu.

Mountains, rivers and forests add beauty to this fertile land. Bannari is located on the northwestern border of Kongu Nadu. Lately, it has become a pilgrim’s paradise as devotees from far and near visit this place.

In front of the temple, the Shobhana Mandapam was built in 1967 with 24 pillars carved into the sculptural beauty.

The Artha Mandapam, the Maha Mandapam and the Shobhana Mandapam enhance the beauty of the temple.

There are unique temples around the temple for deities like Ganesha, Bommairayan, Madeshwara Sarugu Mariamman, and Muniyappa.


The Bommarayan Temple is on the Artha Mandapam’s west side, and the Ganesh Temple’s front is on the east.

The Goddess Mateshwaran was placed on a slab on the temple’s south side. A small temple facing west for Sarugu Mariamman was built near the pond. The temple’s consecration took place on the second day of this month.

There is a large pit on the west side of the temple pond. The water in the pit stays only during the monsoon season. In other seasons, the water does not stop there.

On the left side leading to the temple, the pond has placed a slab of the god Vandimuniyappar. The Chola clan pays remarkable homage to this deity during the festival of Amma.

Significance of Bannari Amman Temple:

The temple faces south and is surrounded by dense forests, with rich vegetation in the south, north and west. The range of mountains and the background of the hills add charm to the abode of the Goddess.

Near the temple, animals such as elephants, wild boars, bears, deer, and monkeys are in the surrounding forests. Beautiful peacocks and a variety of birds can also be seen here.

The festivals celebrated at the temple are the Golden Chariot Festival, the Kundam Festival, the donation of yellow water, the Thiruvillakku Puja and the Maru Puja. Instead of the sacred ashes, the sand in the mound was offered as an offering.

The deity is Swayambhu Murthy. Many pujas are performed here in Kalashanthi, Uchikalam, Sayaratchai, and Arthasamam.

Women devotees participate in the Thiruvilakku Puja on the last Friday of every Tamil month. Thousands of devotees from South India flock here to pay homage to the Goddess with utmost devotion.

Bannari Mariamman Temple Timings:

 The temple timings are 05:00 am to 09:00 pm.

Monday05:00 am to 09:00 pm
Tuesday05:00 am to 09:00 pm
Wednesday05:00 am to 09:00 pm
Thursday05:00 am to 09:00 pm
Friday05:00 am to 09:00 pm
Saturday05:00 am to 09:00 pm
Sunday05:00 am to 09:00 pm

Best time to visit Bannari Mariamman Temple:

The best time to visit the Bannari Mariamman Temple is during the annual festival, “Mariamman Thiruvizha,” which is the most significant celebration at the temple and attracts several devotees.

Bannari Amman Temple Sevas Timings:

The temple sevas timings are here

Sevas NamesTimings
Kalasandi Puja05.30 AM
Ucchi Kala Seva11.30 AM
Saiyarachi Puja05.30 PM
Arthajamam Seva80.30 PM

Festivals Celebrated at Bannari Amman Temple:

Kundam Festival:

The Kundam festival is celebrated in the Tamil month of Panguni (March-April). It is the most famous annual festival, and during this month, millions of devotees from different parts of the country flock to the temple, which is festive and merry. Erode district gets a local holiday during this famous pottery festival.

Other Festivals:
  • Thiruvilakku pooja
  • Murupooja Festival
  • Golden Chariot Festival

Bannari Amman Temple Ticket Price for Special Sevas:

The temple rituals and special sevas ticket prices are here

Sevas NamesTicket Costs
Kaala AbhishekamRs  30/-
AbhishekamRs  10/-
ArchanaRs  3/-
Special Individual & Special DarshanRs  50/-
Special Individual DarshanRs  30/-
Individual DarshanRs  15/-
Varam PujaRs  15/-
4 Wheeler (Heavy Vehicles) Vahana Pooja (Bus, Lorry)Rs  75/-
4 Wheelers Vahana Pooja (Car, Auto)Rs  50/-
2 Wheelers Vahana Pooja (Bikes)Rs  25/-
MeravanaiRs  10/-
Kumkum Packet (10 gm)Rs  3/-
Kumkum Packet (50 gm)Rs  15/-
100 grams of Kumkum Packet Rs  30/-
Kumkum Packet (1 kg)Rs  300/-
Abhishekam (Including Materials)Rs  250/-
New Account PujaRs  201/-
NamakaranamRs  10/-
AmuthootalRs  10/-
Ear BoringRs  50/-
Thiruvilakku PujaRs  20/-
Video RecordingRs  250/-
Golden KavasamRs  750/-
Golden ChariotRs  1000/-
Marriage DonationRs  250/-
PhotographyRs 50/-
NamkaranRs 10/-
Thiru Puja PermissionRs 20/-
Hair TonsuringRs 30/-

Tourist places nearby Bannari Mariamman Temple:

  • Pariyur Kondathu KaliAmman Temple
  • Avinashi Lingeswarar Temple
  • Uttukuli Vetri velayutha Swamy Temple 
  • Erode Sakti Vinayagar Temple
  • Kangayam KariyaKali Amman Temple
  • Coimbatore Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple
  • Kumarakottam Murugan Temple
  • Perur Patteeswarar Temple 
  • Thirumuruganpoondi Thirumuruganatha Swamy Temple 
  • Tiruchengode Arthanareeswara Swamy Temple 
  • Bhadrakali Amman Temple
  • Pollachi Subramanya Temple
  • Ranganatha Swamy Temple
  • Karuvalli Prasanna Venkata Ramana Temple
  • Namakkal Narasimha swamy Temple
  • Salem Sugavaneshwarar Temple
  • Karur Kalyana Pasupateeswarar Temple

Hotels nearby Bannari Mariamman Temple:

  • Hanging Huts
  • The Misty Meadows
  • V Resorts Kotagiri
  • The Valley Villa
  • Sathya Gargen Resorts
  • The Den by Trees
  • Hotel EMS Mayura
  • Teanest
  • Orange Pekoe Hotel

Bannari Mariamman Temple Contact Details:

  • Address: Sri Bannari Mariamman Temple, Sathyamangalam, Bannari, Erode District, Tamilnadu
  • Contact Numbers: +91-4295-243366, 243442, 243289
  • Bannari Amman Temple: Official Temple

How to Reach Bannari Amman Temple:

By Air:

  • Calicut International Airport, Kozhikode – 234.00 km
  • Kempegowda International Airport, Bangalore – 280.00 km
  • Cochin International Airport, Cochin/Kochi – 237.00 km
  • Tirupati Airport,Renigunta – 459.00 km

Through Rail:

  • Mettupalayam – 45.00 km
  • Karaimadai – 47.00 km

By Bus:

  • Sayamangala – 13.00 km
  • Puliyampatti – 33.00 km
  • Bhavanisagar – 14.00 km
  • Namiyur – 39.00 km


Can non-Hindus visit the Bannari Mariamman Temple?

Yes, non-Hindus are generally allowed to visit the temple. However, it is important to respect the religious customs and traditions followed at the temple.

Are there any special festivals celebrated at the temple?

Yes, the temple celebrates several festivals throughout the year. The annual festival known as “Mariamman Thiruvizha” is the most significant and attracts many devotees.

What is the significance of the Bannari Mariamman Temple?

The temple is considered sacred and believed to have healing powers. Devotees visit the temple to seek blessings and relief from ailments.

Can visitors take photographs inside the temple?

Photography is generally allowed in the outer areas of the temple complex. However, it is advisable to seek permission from the temple authorities before photographing the sanctum sanctorum.

Are there any rituals or ceremonies performed at the temple?

Regular puja (worship) and arati (offering of lights) were performed at the temple. Devotees can participate in these rituals and offer prayers to the deity.