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Sri Uthanda Velayutha Swami temple
 
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Moolavar: Uthanda Velayutha Swami
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  Old year: 500-1000 years old
  Historical Name:
  City: Uthiyur
  District: Coimbatore
  State: Tamil Nadu
 
     
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 Festival:
     
  Vaikasi Visagam in May-June; Karthikai Deepam in November-December and Panguni Uthiram in March-April are the festivals celebrated in the temple.  
     
 Temple's Speciality:
     
  Clay pipes used by Kongana Siddhar to produce gold with herbal leaves still exist in the hill.  
     
Opening Time:
   
  The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 10.00 a.m. and from 5.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.  
   
Address:
   
  Sri Uthanda Velayutha Swami Temple, Oodhiyur, Coimbatore.  
   
Phone:
   
  +91 
    
 General Information:
     
 

Lord Muruga on his peacock vahan, Kamadhenu, Adiyavar, Idumban, sage Markandeya, Vishnu, Aiyanar, Sun, Velayudhar, Bhoodha, Vinayaka, Lord Sri Rama and Lakshmana appear in the pillars of Maha Mandap.  The episode of Saint Sundarar reclaiming the child from the mouth of the crocodile is beautifully depicted in the Vadhya Mandap.  There is a shrine for Lord Bhairava in the temple.

 
     
Prayers
    
 

Devotees pray to Lord Velayutha Swami for family happiness.

 
    
Thanks giving:
    
  Devotees perform abishek to Lord with milk and honey and offer vastras. 
    
 Greatness Of Temple:
     
 

It is believed that a piece of Sanjeevi mount fell in this part of the Kongu region while Sri Anjaneya was carrying it to save Lord Sri Rama and Lakshmana.  People here call it Sanjeevi or Oodhiyur hill.  The temple is on this hill.  Passing through the Mayil Mandap – peacock hall, is the Paada Vinayagar temple with shrines for Idumban and Hanumantharayan on the north and south side of way respectively.  There is a mandap at the top called Kurattu Vasal.  The darshan of Lord Velayuthaswami in the hill that was home to many Siddhas in the past, would keep the devotee ever free from poverty in life.

 
     
  Temple History:
     
 

There is a cave in the hill where Kongana Siddhar performed penance and had the darshan of Lord Shiva.  He used clay tubes and passed air through mouth breathing to make gold by pouring the essence of herbal leaves.  There are some such clay tubes still in the hill.  Hence the place is called Oodhiyur Malai and also Kongana Giri linked with the life of Kongana Siddha.

 
     
Special Features:
     
  Miracle Based: The clay tubes used by Kongana Siddha for making gold still exist in this hill.
 
     
     
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