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Sri Uma Maheswarar temple
Moolavar: Uma Maheswarar
  Urchavar: -
  Amman / Thayar: Uma
  Thala Virutcham: -
  Theertham: -
  Agamam / Pooja :
  Old year: 500 years old
  Historical Name:
  City: Vedapatti
  District: Coimbatore
  State: Tamil Nadu
  The temple observes special abisheks and pujas each month on Ashtami day in the new moon fortnight, Krithika star and new moon days. Pujas are conducted with 108 Namavalis and archanas on full moon days. The temple celebrates the Arudra star day (Tiruvadhirai) 108 conch abisheks in Aani month (June-July). The installation day (Pradhishta day) on the Hastha star day in the month of Thai (January-February) is grandly celebrated each year. The yagna begins at 4.00 a.m. Devotees gather in large numbers this day.  
 Temple's Speciality:
  Generally in Shiva temples, Lord appears in His Linga form and Mother Ambika graces from a separate shrine. Here, Lord and Mother appear in the sanctum sanctorum in full idol form together. There are only a few temples of this type in Tamilnadu. This is a small village temple. Pujas are conducted according to Tamil system. Though known as Idintha Koil – dilapidated temple, with all its divine vibrations, Lord and Mother of the temple had helped many to come out of the predicaments they were in, in life.  
Opening Time:
  The temple is open from 7.00 a.m. to 10.30 a.m. and from 5.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m.  
  Sri Uma Maheswarar Temple, Keezh Chithirai Chavadi, Vedapatti, Coimbatore-641 007.  
  +91 9894778975 
 General Information:

There are shrines in the temple for Lords Vinayaka, Muruga, Mother Durga and one for the Lotus Feet of Mother Ambika.  The temple is strangely known as Idintha Koil meaning a dilapidated one.  But that is the name familiar among the people here.


Devotees believe that marriage proposals would go smoothly between the parties concerned after worship in the temple though the bride and/or the groom have troubles of adverse planetary aspects or doshas of other kinds as Pithru dosha caused by any angry curse of departed elders.

Thanks giving:
  Those facing hurdles in wedding proposals are advised to offer Vettiver Garland (the root of a herbal plant with cooling effect) and perform puja to lord and mother with a sandalwood piece in case of men and turmeric sticks in case of women. They should use them after the puja. This should be done on a Monday or a Friday for 11 weeks with circumambulating the temple five times chanting “Na Ma Shi Va Ya” the five lettered Mantra. Devotees say that the proposals do get finalized to the entire satisfaction of the parties within 11 weeks of the prayer. 
 Greatness Of Temple:

There lived in Coimbatore an affluent jeweler.  He had three daughters.  The marriage of his eldest daughter was delayed due to some reason or other.  He visited a number of temples in Tamilnadu including Tirumananjeri but in vain.  He met an astrologer incidentally through a friend who carefully studied the horoscope of the girl and found some serious doshas.  He said that the jeweler should undertake to renovate a Shiva temple in a bad condition and that the grace of Lord Shiva would fall on the girl then and her marriage would happen in a grand way.


The jeweler began searching for such a temple in and out of Coimbatore but could find none for his purpose.  Someone told him about a Shiva temple in a bad shape in Keezh Chithirai Chavadi in Vedapatti.  He went with his men to the temple and gathered details about the temple from the elders there.  The jeweler also learnt that the temple had relations in the past with Lord Patteeswarar temple in Perur, Coimbatore.  He decided to start the renovation works with his own funds.  Many joined later.  Sooner the Bhumi Puja took place, the betrothal ceremony of his daughter also took place immediately.  The renovation and the consecration function were completed as scheduled.  The jeweller’s daughter and her husband in their wedding robe and garlands visited the temple and received the blessings of Lord Shiva and Mother Uma.   Since then, those facing problems in marriage proposals easily get a solution from Lord and Mother by surrendering at their feet.

  Temple History:

It is said that this was a Shakti – Amman temple 500 years ago linked with the history of Lord Patteeswarar temple in Perur, Coimbatore.  During the Navarathri festival Lord Patteeswara would cross the Kanchi River (now Noyyal) and rode in the place for arrow shooting festival.  During the day, Ambika from the Vedapatti temple would be brought here for the wedding festival followed by a car festival.  In course of time, all the festivities disappeared and the Vedapatti temple became uncared for leading to ruins.

The walls of the temple cracked and fell little by little and the idols too were damaged due to negligence with the Feet of Ambika alone remaining as a memorial.   Only passers by just stopped, prayed and went away.  The condition continued for about a century and the temple came to called “Idintha Koil” – ruined temple.  Though in a good shape now, elders know the temple as Idintha Koil only even today.  One Vellalore Swamigal came to this place, performed penance and did his worship here.  Many recall that snakes were moving here and there and also on the Swamigal.

Special Features:
  Miracle Based: Against the geneal appearance of Lord Shiva appearing in His Linga form in all Shiva temples in the state, this is one among the few temples in the state with Lord and Mother appearing and gracing the devotees in full idol form together in the sanctum sanctorum.
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