Chennimalai is located in Erode District, Tamilnadu. This town is 30 Kms away from District head quarters Erode and 100 Kms away from Coimbatore Airport. Chennimalai is famous for hand made bed sheets, Hand Made Curtains, Lungies and other textile goods.
Arulmigu Subramanya Swamy temple is located in hill which is 400m above the sea level. This hill is also called as Siragiri or Sigaragiri or in Tamil Chennimalai. Many rare medicinal herbs are found in this hill forest. There are hundreds of Peacocks, Monkeys, Rabbits and Snakes are lives in this dense forest.
Arulmigu Subramanya Swamy Temple, Chennimalai
This murugan temple is located above the hill. We can reach this temple by walking the footsteps. One needs to climb 1320 foot steps to reach this Murugan Temple. Many Mandaps are constructed on the ways for devotees to take rest. Good drinking water facilities are also available there for devotees. Another way to reach the temple is travelling by 4kms long ghat road. It takes a 15 minutes drive to reach the hill temple by road and it gives a thrilling experience while travelling through the lush green forest and the steep slopes on the side.
This temple gopuram and mulavar sannathi faces east direction. Just in front of the temple we can find Puliyadi Vinayagar. Right side of the moolavar shrine we can find seperate shrine for Markandeswarer and Umayavalli. On the left side of the moolavar sannathi, there is a seperate shrine for Kasi Viswanathar and Visalakshi. Behind the moolavar sannidhi, we can find temple for Valli Teyvanni. The two consorts enshrined in a separate temple are a very unique phenomenon. On the top of the hill around 300meter distance away from murugan temple, we can reach Pinnakau Siddhar cave. This Siddhar is one of the popular 18 Siddhar known to the world for their Siddha yoga. This is the place this Pinnakau Siddhar attained mukthi. Saravana Munivar wrote the most popular Chennimalai Sthalapuranam before 700 years. Saravana Munivar samadhi is located near the cave.
We can see seperate temple for Valli Teyvannai. They are known by the names Amirthavalli and Sundaravalli. A separate temple for Valli and Teyvannai is the most unique feature of this temple. Holy-Water Point: Mamanga Theetham and Sacred Tree or Sthala Vruksha of this temple is Tamarind Tree. Thaipusam, Vaigasi Visagam, Panguni Uttiram, Kandar Shasti, Surasamhara are the famous festival in this temple.
Chennimalai Murugan Temple Timings
This temple is opened for dharshan from morning 6am to 11am and in evening 4pm to 8pm. Poojas will be performed throughout the days with frequent intervals. Archana tickets and special poojs tickets are sold in temple complex itself. Milk and curds are used as special offerings to Lord Murugan in Chennimalai.
Chennimalai can be reached by road, rail or by air. Nearest airport is Coimbatore which is 100kms away from chennimalai. Erode is the nearest railway junction, 30kms distance from chennimalai. Frequent bus service are available from Erode to Chennimalai. There are few good lodges are available in Chennimalai. We can get good quality accommodation in Erode.