Maruthamalai Temple | History, Timings and Significance

Maruthamalai Temple:

The Murugan temple is one of the most beautiful temples in Coimbatore. The Maruthamalai Murugan temple is located at the top of Marudha Malai’s hillock. The main deity in this temple is Lord Murugan. Most of the Murugan temples are located on a hill like this temple.

The temple has a distance of  14 km from Coimbatore city. People also call this temple as Arulmigu Subramaniyaswamy temple. There is a cave referred to as “Paambaatti Sitthar Kugai.”

It is dedicated to a disciple of Lord Shiva. Here, on this page, we provide detailed information like history timings and more about the Murugan temple.

Maruthamalai Temple

History of Maruthamalai Temple:

According to history, Pambatti Sidhhar is a saint. He used to catch the poisonous snakes and remove their poison from his childhood.

He also used to prepare medicines to cure such bites. The people call him snake doctor. One day he comes to this place to find a snake with a gem.

A rishi says to him that the purpose of life is to find the snake in you and control it by yoga. He said what he is doing now is a waste of time.

The saint began to meditate upon Lord Murugan. The Lord Murugan gave darshan to the saint.

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Significance of the Murugan Temple:

Saint Pambatti Siddhar made the idol of Lord Murugan. The Lord graces in three styles of dressing. The Lord is covered with silver and gold ornaments. In the Maruthamalai temple, during Arthjama Puja, Lord appears as Dandapani wearing a dhoti.

In the Pambatti shrine, there is a snake form. People believe that Lord Murugan gave darshan to the saint in the form of a snake. So, devotees consider the snake as Lord Muruga.

Some robbers entered the temple and escaped with the loot in the olden days. Lord Murugan intercepted them, recovered the stolen items, and converted them into the rocks. The footstep signs of a horse are still visible on a rock.

Maruthamalai Temple Timings:

The timings for pooja or darshan in the Maruthamalai temple is as follows.

Timings Pooja/ Darshan
5:30 am Temple Opening Hours
5:30 am to 6:00 am Viswaroopa Darshan (Ushakalam)
6:00 am to 8:30 am Darshan
8:30 am to 9:00 am Kalasandhi Pooja
9:00 am to 11:30 am Darshan
11:30 am to 12:00 pm Uchikalam Pooja
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm Darshan
1:00 pm Temple closing Hours
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm Temple remains closed
2:00 pm Temple reopens
2:00 pm to 4:30 pm Darshan
4:30 pm 5:00 pm Sayaratchai Pooja
5:00 pm to 7:30 pm Darshan
7:30 pm to 8:00 pm Ardha Jama Pooja
8:00 pm to 8:30 pm Darshan
8:30 pm Temple closing Hours

Festivals Celebrated in Maruthamalai Temple:

The devotees majorly celebrate the following festivals in the Maruthamalai temple.

  1. People celebrate Vaikasi Visakam day in May-June.
  2. Devotees also celebrate Thaipoosam as a ten-day Brahmmosthavam in January-February.

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How to reach Maruthamalai Temple:

The following are the easiest ways to reach the Maruthamalai temple.

By Air:

The Coimbatore airport is the nearest airport to the temple, a 25 km distance from the temple.

By Rail:

The nearest railway station is Coimbatore, 16 km away from the temple.

By Road:

The temple is well connected to the nearby cities.

Contact Details:

Address: Sri Dandayuthapani Temple, Marudamalai, Coimbatore – 641046.

Maruthamalai Temple contact number: +91-422-2422490

Email: [email protected]

For Maruthamalai Temple official website, click here.

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