Perumal malai is the small hill rock located in the Erode. This hill rock is 10 Km away from Erode town towards Bhavani-Mettur highways. This hill rock is also known as Mangalagiri. A small perumal temple is located top of this hill rock. The name of this temple deity is Mangalagiri Perumal. One needs to cross the 450 footsteps to reach this hill temple. There is no other way to reach this temple. This temple is famous only on Saturday’s on Tamil month Puratasi. This Puratasi month falls on month September and October. This Puratasi Saturday’s are famous of Lord Maha Vishnu. Lord Vishnu devotees consider Puratasi as the ideal month for thanking Lord Vishnu. Lord Vishnu is believed to do the job of preservation in Hinduism. Special prayers are offered on this puratasi Saturday for Lord Maha Vishnu.
A small canal flowing opposite to this perumal malai hill rock. Name of the canal is kalingarayan canal. Devotees are coming to this temple are taking holy dip in this canal. Devotees are doing tonsure on the bank of this canal. River Cauvery also flowing opposite to this perumal malai hill rock. Many peoples from nearby village are visiting this temple on Puratasi Saturday’s. Special buses will be arranged on this Saturday’s from Erode and Bhavani.
How to Reach this Perumal Malai Temple
This temple can be reached either from Erode or from Bhavani. Lot of corporation and private buses are running through this perumal malai. Long route buses are won’t stop here. Town buses are best to reach this temple from Erode and Bhavani. Visiting this temple on Puratasi Saturday is best other day visitors to this temple is very less.