Thursday, May 12, 2016

Kaithamalai Murugan Temple, Uthukuli, Tirupur

Kaithamalai Murugan Temple, Uthukuli, Tirupur
Uttukuli Murugan Temple is situated 40 kilometres from Erode towards Tirupur, 65 kilometres from Coimbatore Airport towards Erode, and 450 kilometres from Chennai. This Temple is located on Hill Top & Hill is called Kaithamalai Hill.



The important thing is that only in Kaithamalai, the temple car is in the hill and devotees pull the temple car in the slopes so that no place in the world where a temple car is pulled in the hill. 



Then the God is called as "Vetri Velayudha Swami" and the Temple is called "Kaithamalai." Uttukuli is famous for Butter. No one knows when the temple was built here. But only 200 years before some rural kings build the temple.



Recently with the help of some donors the temple was rebuild and now it is the important spiritual place in Erode, Coimbatore Districts. Daily more than 200 people visit Uttukuli Murugan Temple and on special occasions like Thaipoosam more than 100,000 devotees come.



Legends
Once the famous saint Agasthiyar came to this place for meditation but was not able to find water. He prayed to Lord Murugan to help him. Soon Lord Murugan appeared before him and thrust his lance (Vel) in the sand. Soon water spring came from the spot. That place is called "Utrukuli." (i.e., in Tamil: water from spring). Later this place came to be called as Uttukuli. This water source is now above the hill near the temple which offers water at all times.


The Temple
Lord Muruga with Sri Valli, Theyvanai and vel represents Iccha Shakthi, Kriya Sakthi and Gnana Sakthi. Lord Muruga can be seen with vel only in some temples representing that he had achieved Gnana Sakthi without the other two. This Temple in Kaithamalai near Oothukuli has this type of lord Murugan.


Mayuragiri Siddhar Samadhi is located in the south east direction of the temple as snake temple. People who are having problems in birth of a child and separated couples worship lord Muruga for their wellness. Milk abhishegam with new clothes is offered to lord Muruga after fulfillment of wishes. This temple is worshipped by sage Agasthiar according to sthala Puranam. There is a water source above the hill near the temple which offers water at all times.


The important thing is that only in Kaithamalai the temple car is in the hill and devotees pull the temple car in the slopes so that no place in the world where a temple car is pulled in the hill. This temple is situated at Oothukuli at a distance of 15 kms from Thiruppur on the way to erode.



Pooja Timings & Fees Structure
Worship Timings:
·        Morning: 6 A.M to 2 P.M
·        Evening: 4 P.M to 7.30 P.M
Pooja Timings:
S.No
Pooja Name
Time
1
Kalasanthi Abishegam
7.30 A.M
2
Kalasanthi Pooja
8.30 A.M
3
Uchikala Abishegam
12.00 P.M
4
Uchikala Pooja
1.00 P.M
5
Sayaratchai Abishegam
-
6
Sayaratchai pooja
6 .00 P.M
Fees Details:
S.No
Poojas
Rs/Per Ticket
1
Archanai
2.00
2
Thengai
1.00
3
Milk Abishegam
5.00
4
Abishegam
10.00
5
Vehicle Pooja
10.00
6
Special Entry
5.00
Festivals
Thai Poosam:
This is a very important festival, associated with pilgrimage to Murugan. On the 6th day, there is procession of Lord Muruga with Valli and Deivanai in the Silver Car. During this, Kavadi dance and rural musical-dance are performed.
On the 7th day there is “Thai Thaer” (wooden Car) & thousands of devotees participate in this procession. On the 7th day “Chinna Kumarar” goes round in his Golden Car.
Thirukarthigai:
It falls on Karthigai Day in the Tamil month of Karthigai. It is celebrated for 10 days and daily “Chinna Kumarar” goes in procession in the small golden carriage. On Karthigai day, he goes in the Golden Car. On the 10th day, woman devotees light lamps and worship Murugan.
Services
Annadhanam:
Annadhanam Scheme was launched in this temple. The Donor may participate in this scheme by investing the amount and from the interest of this investment every year Annadhanam is given to lot of persons on any one day the donor decides, or the donor may participate in this scheme by giving amount for a particular day for Annadhanam.
Bus Facilities:
Arulmigu Vetri Velayudhaswamy Temple is located on hill. They have a bus route around the hill to reach the door steps on the temple. Bus Facilities are available for the benefit of the devotees.
Contact
Arulmigu Vetri Velayudhaswamy Temple,
Kaithamalai, Uttukuli
Tirupur District – 638 751
Phone: 04294-262052
Mobile: 90957 24960, 94872 62052
Connectivity
This temple is situated at oothukuli at a distance of 15 kms from Thiruppur on the way to erode.
By Road:
This Temple is well connected to nearby towns by Buses.
By Train:
Nearest Railway Station is Uthukuli Railway Station. Tirupur Railway Station is located at a distance of 14 Kms. Perudurai Railway Station is located at a distance of 28 Kms. Erode Railway Station is located at a distance of 46 Kms.
By Air:
Coimbatore Airport is the nearest Airport located at a distance of 46 Kms from this Temple.

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