Lord Muruga is glorified as the God of mountain and mountainous regions in THIRU MUGURUGATRUPADI, a noted work of the Tamil Literature of the Sangam Age.The word Muruga is a comprehensive term, connoting several meanings such as sweetness, youthfulness, beauty, divinity and honey and therefore it is but natural for the Lord to have His abode amidst scenic beauty among hills and mountains. Situated at a height of about 500 feet in a plateau on the western Ghats, fifteen kilometres north west of Coimbatore, amidst lush vegetation and salubrious climate, Marudhamalai Hills, dedicated to Lord Muruga (Dhandayudhapani) is classified under KUNRUTHORADAL.
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.
Sri VanaBadrakaliamman Temple is situated amidst Mettupalayam to Thekkampatti road route. It is just 5 kilometers away from Mettupalayam, which falls under Coimbatore District in Kongu Nadu. The temple is situated in such a beautiful atmosphere comprising of clean and huge land area with greeneries, mountain landscapes, nature’s beauty along with lingering of birds and blossoming of flowers on the banks of River Bhavani. River Bhavani’s old name seems to be “Vani” and also called as “PooVani”. Nellimalai with full of greens is located adjacent to the temple along with Nellithurai village. The deity “ Devi Badrakali” of this temple purifies her devotees and has been bestowing their wishes and prayers.
In the past Tamilnadu was divided in to 5 regions such as Chera Nadu, Chola Nadu, Pandiya Nadu, Kongu Nadu & Thondai Nadu. Today's Coimbatore District, Nilgris District, Erode District, Salem District, Karur Taluk and Palani Taluk was called Kongu Nadu.The word Kongu Nadu itself denotes the composition of temples in the region. Even though there are so many temples in the District Dhandumariamman Temple and Koniamman Temple are considered as two eyes of the city Coimbatore.The origin of the temple dates back to 300 years approximately. From the time of Mysore King Tippu Sulthan Lordess Dhandumariamman Showers Her grace to the people.This temple is situated in the heart of the Coimbatore Town in Upplipalayam
The temples of Tamilnadu bear a serene touch of significant specialty in them. Cradling the culture of the soil, the austerity with which it was preserved and the ethical and moral values of ancient era these temples are like mirrors bearing the reflections of ancient Tamilnadu.Rooted in the soil of the Kongu region are many such temples which are monuments of ancient Tamilnadu. Among these, enriched with the tri-fold blessings of sthalam, theertham and moorthy and the only vainav temple of the region is Arulmigu Aranganathar temple of Karamadai.With flowers of harmony like lotus, Jasmine and Lilly decorating the surroundings and little joyful streams showering its praises, located at the feet of the queen of hills, Nilgris.
This Sanctum – sanctourm of this Temple was built by Karikala Chola in the early Christian Era. In the ninth century, Saint Sunfarar vistied the temple and immortalised it in his Thevaram. In the Kongu Chola Period (11th to 13th centuries Ardha Mandapa and Mahamandapa were built and used for inscribing the details about the numerous gifts made to the temple. From 14th to 17th centuries, the Hoysala, Vijayanagar and Nayaka kings gave endowments.The famous Kanaka Sabhai was built by Alagadri Nayak of Madurai in the 17th century. Tippu Sultan of Mysore attached half of the Inams of the temple in the 18th century. Later on, the East India Company restored it to the temple. In the 20th century, the Kalyana Mantapam.