Sri Subramania Swami Temple
#7 of 14 Places to Visit in Pollachi
Distance (From Pollachi Junction): 1 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 30 Mins
Transportation Options: Cab / Auto
Travel Tips: None
At a distance of 1 km from Pollachi Junction, Sri Arulmigu Subramania Swamy Temple is a Hindu temple in Pollachi, Tamil Nadu. It is one of the sacred places of pilgrimage in Pollachi and among the must include places in Pollachi Packages.
Dedicated Lord Murugan, Sri Subramania Swami Temple was built in 12-13th century AD during the reign of Kongu Sundara Pandian and Kongu Tribhuvana Chakravarthi Vikrama Chola according to epigraphic findings. Konga Cholas built this temple in honor of 'Lord Shiva' and named it as 'Thiruvahatheswaramudayar' temple, 700 years ago. There is also one such detail on the southern wall of the temple showing the name of the temple as Thiru Agatheeswaram Udayar belonging to the sixth year of the rule of King Perum Padappu Sorupam of Kochi royal family. In due course, it came to be called 'Subramanyar Kovil' and 'Lord Subramanyar' is worshipped here.
This temple has a high architectural value. The temple faces east with one Prakara and accommodates the shrine of Shiva which is opposite to Raja gopura. Lord Murugan in the sanctum sanctorum graces the devotees with his consorts Valli and Devasena. The deity is in a sitting posture with four hands. The Lord holding Shakti and Vajram weapons in the upper hands and his lower hands are showing Abhaya and Varada Mudras. The stone frames at the entrance of the sanctum sanctorum have two sculptures believed to be that of King Sundara Pandya and his queen.
This temple is very special for great artwork and sculptural skill of the sculptures of Tamil Nadu. Situated on the south of Lord Muruga shrine, the wedding hall of the shrine of Lord Sundareswarar and Mother Meenakshi constructed on 24 pillars is speaking volumes of the sculptural skill of Tamilnadu. Another most amazing fact of this temple is the idol of the presiding deity with the covering frame-Tiruvachi, and the peacock is made of a single stone. People carry milk in pots to offer abhishekam to Lord Murugan and they also punch the cheeks as a symbol of their devotion and commitment towards Lord Murugan.
One of the many architectural fascinations of the region, the Subramania Swami Temple is the hub of many religious celebrations and festivals of the area. Soorasamhara Sashti Utsav in October/November, Vaikunda Ekadasi in December/January, Maha Shivratri in February/March, and Sri Rama Navami in March/April are the festivals celebrated with great enthusiasm here.
Timings: 6 AM - 12 PM & 5 PM - 8 PM