Marudhamalai Temple

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Distance (From Coimbatore Junction): 15 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 2-3 Hours

Transportation Options: Cab / Bus

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 15 Kms from Coimbatore Railway Station, Marudhamalai is an adobe of Lord Murugan located on a scenic hillock at a height of 600 feet.

Lord Murugan is worshipped here in the form of Dhandayuthapani. It is believed that the Marudhamalai Hills have several medical herbs and the holy shrine is said to have miracle powers to get rid of all afflictions. According to puranas, a siddha overcome by tiredness, take shelter under the shade of a Marudha tree and pray to God to help him to quench his thirst. Suddenly water sprinted out from the roots of the tree and leaped in joy, the saint worship Muruga and this place is called Marudhamalai.

It is said that a snake charmer who became a Siddha lived in Pambati Siddhar Cave near the main temple and worshipping Lord Muruga and attained salvation. There are two springs on the hill namely Marudha Thirtam & Pambatti Sunai which is believed to cure a number of diseases.

Timings: 6 AM to 1 PM & 2 PM to 8.30 PM.