Arulmigu Avinashilingeswarar Thirukoil - Avinashi :
Avinashi Temple 40 kms from Coimbatore. This temple was
built by ‘Sundara Pandiya’ in the 15th century. The
Sthalapuranam states that two boys were taking bath in a
tank when a crocodile swallowed one. Three years later a
‘Thread ceremony’ was performed to the boy who survived.
Though their family was happy on the occasion, there was
grief in the family of the boy who was swallowed by the
crocodile. On his way to meet ‘Cheramaan Peruman’,
Sundaramoorthy Nayanar happened to pass by Avinashi and
heard the tale. Moved by this, Sundaramoorthy Nayanar
composed and sang for ‘Lord Shiva’ to resurrect the dead
child. His prayers were answered and water started flowing
into the empty tank and crocodile emerged from it with a
grown boy of 8 years. The car festival is the most exciting
of the festivals in this temple. This temple’s car is one of
the biggest in South India and is noted for its fine wooden
carvings. Dharshan Timings : 5 a.m. to 1 p.m. & 4 p.m. to 8
p.m. Daily Poojas : Abhishekams at 5.30 a.m., 8.30 a.m. &
4.00 p.m. Located at Erode road, Avinashi - 641 654. Ph :
Amaravathi Dam :
dam is situated some 25 km away from Udumalpet. The
dam is an average form of reservoir, which has been
the reiver Cauvery. The dam is erected to a height of 90
Amaravathi dam is unique because of its outstanding
This dam has been one among the familiar tourists sopts.
to Udumelpet can make a visit to the dam. The Amaravathi dam
a good amount of water for the purpose of irrigation.
The word Avinashi means that which is
indestructible. It is a small town situated near Tirupur.
The town is famous for the Shiva temple constructed by
Sundarapandiya is closely associated with the great Saiva
saint Sundaramoorthy Nayanar.
Dharapuram Town is situated along the banks of
River Amaravathi. Dharapuram is a small agricultural
marketing centre for a large rural hinter land in Tirupur
District at a distance of 80 kms towards east of coimbatore
and 65 kms towards southwest of Erode District headquarters.
The nearest Railway Station to this town is Palani and
Tirupur located at a distance of 34 km and 50 km
respectively to the Dharapuram town.
Palladam lies in the outskirts of Coimbatore City.
Palladam has mostly consisting of, Cotton Community people
and most engaged in agriculture of Cotton and Tobacco. Most
of the population are in Lower, Middle class people earning
their living on daily wages. Palladam is a major Panchayat
with large source of income collected from the business
community. It has it own Library. In and around Palladam
there are many weaving centres & knitting centres, hatchery
meant for export to foreign countries, earning foreign
Sri Kadu Hanumantharaya Swamy Temple Dharapuram :
This temple is located at Dharapuram Town which is
situated 32 kms from Palani. In the line distinguished
paramahamsas established by the illustrious saint,
philosopher, Sri Madhwacharya, there appeared in the 15th
century Sri Vyasa thirtha (1447-1539 AD) a sanit par
excellence who late become the royal preceptor of king
Krishna deva raya on the most enlightened and benevolent
rules of vijayanagar empire. It is believed that this temple
is one of the nine important sacred shrines for the Madhwa
Thirumoorthy Temple - Thirumoorthy Hills :
50 Kms from Pollachi and 20 kms from Udumalpet on the
highway from Palani to Coimbatore. Temple is situated at the
foot of the hill adjacent to Thirumoorthy Dam. Importance of
this temple is three Moorthy Idols originate in same place.
A perennial stream flows by the side of Arulmigu
Amanalingeswara Swami temple and nearby there is
Thirumoorthy falls. Progressed by their prayer, Lord Shiva
together with Brammah and Thiru Moorthigal(Vishnu) came in
disguise to test their devotion. The Thiru Moorthigal
refused to accept their offerings as such and demanded that
the offering should be made by Anushiya devi in State of
undress. She accepted their demand and with her power of
devotion she changed Thiru Moorthi’s into 3 years old babies
and fed them. On seeing the power of devoting Anushiya devi,
the Thiru Moorthi’s blessed the couple and hence the place
is known as Thiru Moorthi hills. Temple Timings 6 a.m. to 6
p.m. Pooja Details Abhishekam on Every Sunday 12 Noon - 1
p.m. On all other days only if sponsored. Located at
Tirumurthry Hill, Tirumurthy Nagar - 642112, Ph :
Sivanmalai is located 5 km away from Kangeyam and
40km north of Dharapuram near Coimbatore.
Arunagirinathar, the saint poet of Tiruvannamalai has
sung of Sivanmalai in his Tiruppugazh, where he refers
to this shrine as Pattiyalur. Lord Muruga was worshipped
by Sivavakya Siddhar here.
Legend has it that Murugan married Valli against the
wishes of her kinsmen who pursued the couple to
Sivanmalai; all of the tribal huntsmen who fought with
the couple were slain. An ahast Valli requested Murugan
to restore to life, a long list of her kinsmen and
Murugan obliged and restored all the Vedars to life.
The hill: It is believed that this hill is a piece of
the Sanjeevani hill carried by Hanuman from the
Himalayas to restore Lakshmana to life, with the
medicinal herbs that grew on it. Another hill nearby
associated with the same legend is Udiyurmalai and both
these hills are believed to have rare medicinal herbs.
The temple: The temple is built on a hillock and is
accessed through a flight of 200 steps. The main shrine
enshrines Subramanyar with Valli and Deivayanai.
Tradition: From time to time, Sivanmalai Andavar
appears in the dream of an ardent devotee and requests
that a certain object (like sand, water, etc) be kept in
pooja for him. It has been seen that the availability of
the object that is kept in pooja becomes scarce. For
example, sand kept in pooja would mean the price of land
would go up, water in pooja means that a drought could
be impending, etc.
Festivals: Kartikai asterism and new moon days in each
month are considered to be of significance at Sivanmalai.
Skandasashti is celebrated in great splendour as in
other Murugan temples. Other festivals here include Thai
Poosam, Aadi Kritikai andPankuni Uthiram.
Contact No. 04257-220680, 220630, 230635.
Tirupur Kumaran Memorial :
Tirupur Kumaran was born on 04-10-1904. A stauch freedom
fighter who waged a relentless struggle against the British.
Deeply involved in Desabandu Youth Movement his patriotic
fervour was extraordinary. Beaten mercilessly by Police he
held on to the flag as if it is his own life. He attained
Martyrdom on 11-01-1932. This memorial is situated on
Kumaran Salai. It was opened on 07-04-1991 as a mark of
respect to the great son of this soil. Located at Tirupur
Kumaran Salai, Near Railway Station, Tirupur.
Poor Man’s Ooty, as it is called, the Udumalpet town is
one of the famous summer resorts of Tamil Nadu, surrounded
by Mountains on three sides. Both the Thirumurthi and
Amaravathy Dams situated south of Udumalpet adds beauty to
its location. Thirumurthi hills, which is about 21 kms south
of here would soon get a face lift. Coming to the spiritual
aspect, this taluk has got a number of famous temples. A
Boat house, Swimming Pool, Crocodile farm are situated.
‘Udumalai’ Narayanakavi Memorial :
He was born on 25-09-1899. He worked in cinema, drama,
music field and achieved fame by his famous thought
provoking lyrics by which he evoked awareness among people.
He died in the year 1991. His Memorial is located at
Udumalaipet. His life history and photographs are displayed
here for the public.
Kangeyam Bull :
The Kangeyam bull or Kangayam cattle
conform largely to the Zebu Southern Indian Mysore type, though
there is evidence of the blood of the gray-white Ongole cattle
in their appearance. These genes may have given the breed its
larger comparative size. This breed, in its native area, is also
known by the names of Kanganad and Kongu Nadu though the name
Kangayam is popular. They are bred in the Southern and
Southeastern area of the Erode district of the Tamilnadu State
in India. There are two varieties of Kangayam cattle, one
smaller than the other. The smaller variety is more prevalent in
Kangayam, Dharapuram, Udumalpet, Pollachi, Palladam and Erode
while the larger variety is found mainly in Karur, Aravakurchi
and Dindigul subdivisions.