Sree Ayyappan Temple
At a distance of 3 km from Coimbatore Junction, Sri Ayyappan Temple is a Hindu temple located at Siddhapudur locality of Coimbatore. It is one of the prominent temples in Tamilnadu, and among the must include places in Coimbatore Trip.
Siddhapudur Sree Ayyappan Temple is a significant temple dedicated to Lord Sree Ayyappa. Constructed in a typical and traditional style of architecture, Ayyappan Temple is a delight for the culturally inclined. The temple has been built on the same lines as the original Sabarimala Temple in Kerala and thus is rightly honored as the second Sabarimala Temple by devotees. In fact, the style of pooja of both the temples is also similar.
The Ayyappa Temple has been built following the traditional styles of architecture and is a pure delight for architecture lovers, history buffs as well as religious devotees. Plans for the construction of a temple devoted to Lord Ayyappan started way back in 1942 with the coming together of a group of devotees. However, it was only on 24th March 1969 that Kumbhabhishekam was conducted and in 1972 a Kodi Maram or Dhwajasthambha was set up. The Dhwajasthambha was later was covered with gold. The temple also has separate shrines for Lord Shiva, Lord Vinayagar, Sri Murugan, Maha Vishnu, and Goddess Durga.
The temple attracts a huge number of devotees from all across the country all year round. These pious devotees visit the temple to seek the blessing of Lord Ayyappa, as well as use the temple as a mid-station for rest before they set out on their Sabarimala Pilgrimage.
The Makaravilakku Day, Nagarajas Pooja, Ashtadhravya Ganapathy Homam, and Navratri are the popular festivals celebrated with great pomp & fervor at this temple.
Timings: 5 AM - 11 AM & 5 PM - 9 PM