Chennimalai Arulmigu Subramaniya Swamy Temple Thaipoosam Festival 2016
Moolavar : Subramaniaswami – Dhandayuthapani
Amman / Thayar : Amirthavalli, Sundaravalli
Thala Virutcham : Tamarind tree
Theertham : Mamangam
Old year : 500-1000 years old
Historical Name : Pushpagiri, Karai Giri, Maguda Giri
City : Chennimalai
District : Erode
State : Tamil Nadu
15 day Thaipoosam festival (January-February) draws a crowd in lakhs while the 7 day Panguni Uthiram in March-April and 6 day Skanda Sashti in October-November draw crowds in thousands. Monthly Kruthika days and days related to Muruga worship, Tamil and English New Year days, Deepavali are days of festivals in the temple.
This is the sacred place where Sri Skanda Sashti Kavacham was staged. A bullock cart created the marvel of ascending this hill temple. Water for Tirumanjanam is taken to the temple on bullocks from the foot of the hills. Even when monsoon fails and water sources dry up due to scorching summer, water flows in plenty from a spring on the southern side of the temple with Lord Vinayaka gracing the place. Such a marvel takes place once in 12 years. The spring water is praised as Mamanga theertham.
The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.
Sri Subramaniaswami Temple, Chennimalai, Erode district.
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