ARULMIGU MASANI AMMAN TEMPLE

Anaimalai,Coimbatore

ARULMIGU MASANI AMMAN TEMPLE

    Arulmigu Masani Amman Temple, often referred as Anaimalai Masani Amman Temple, is a highly revered shrine situated at Anaimalai, in Coimbatore District of Tamil Nadu. The temple, nestled amid grassland interlaced with criss-cross pathways and rivulets against the backdrop of Anaimalai Hills, is about 24 km south-west of Pollachi.

    It is situated at the confluence of Aliyar River and the Uppar stream Anaimalai Masani Amman Temple enshrines Goddess Arulmigu Masani Amman as the presiding deity. The deity is seen in a lying posture measuring 15 ft from head to foot. The deity is depicted with four hands; two placed on the ground and two raised above. Other deities worshipped include Neethi Kal (stone of justice) and Mahamuniappan. Legend has it that during Lord Ram wanderings in search of Sita, he stayed in Anaimalai in a graveyard.

    Most noteworthy feature of the Arulmigu Masani Amman Temple is that it serves as a welfare government listening to the grievances of the public, as a clinical dispensary rectifying the physical ills of people and as a court of justice easing the suffering of men and women. Hundreds of devotees flock to the temple, especially woman, during Tuesdays and Fridays. The annual Kundam Festival celebrated here is a major draw attended by thousands of devotees amid much pomp and splendor.

This temple comes under : HRCE Inspected division of Anamalai.

    Girls face some physical problems when they attain puberty. Mother Masaniamman helps them in such situations ensuring their health. Amman is in Anaimalai.

    It is said that that Lord Sri Rama on His way to Lanka to rescue Mother Sita came to know that Sri Masaniamman representing Parasakti was here. He made an idol of the mother with the sand available in the crematorium and worshipped. He made it in the reclining form.

    As Ambica is in a crematorium (Mayanam) in a reclining form (Sayana), She was named Mayana Sayani. As there were huge numbers of elephants here, the place is called Anaimalai – Anai-Elephant. Pathitrupathu, Sangam literature mentions the place as Umbarkadu.

    The Prasad offered in the temple is called Pachilam Marundu. Women consume this and tie a black thread in the hand for child boon and for relief from the effects of spells and witchcrafts. The Prasad is a medicine for girls facing stomach problems while attaining puberty. For recovery of stolen articles, devotees place ground chillies on the ‘Justice Stone’ in the temple. Devotees also place their grievances in writing and tie it in the hands of Ambica. It is strongly believed that solution would knock the doors of the applicant within 90 days. Devotees also offer Pongal (pudding) to Mother. Now the name of the deity is Masaniamman.

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