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Sri Masaniamman temple
Moolavar: Masaniamman (Mayana Sayani)
  Urchavar: -
  Amman / Thayar: -
  Thala Virutcham: -
  Theertham: Well water
  Agamam / Pooja : -
  Old year: 1000-2000 years old
  Historical Name: -
  City: Pollachi, Anaimalai
  District: Coimbatore
  State: Tamil Nadu
  An 18 day festival is grandly celebrated in the temple in the month of Thai (January-February. Also New Moon days, Tuesdays and Fridays are festival days in the temple.  
 Temple's Speciality:
  Sri Masaniamman graces in a 17 feet long reclining form with Her head on the South and holding skull, serpent, trident and Udukkai in her hands looking skyward. It is said that Sri Rama worshipped Masaniamman on his way to Lanka to rescue Mother Sita.  
Opening Time:
  The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m. continuously.  
  Sri Masaniamman Temple, Anaimalai-Pollachi, Coimbatore district.  
  +91 - 4253 282 337, 283 173 
 General Information:

While Mahamuniswarar graces before Ambica, there are shrines for Pechi, Durga, Mahishasuramardhini, Saptha Mathas, Vinayaka, Karupparayar, Bhuvaneswari and Bhairava in the corridor-prakara of the temple.


Devotees pray here for solutions for family problems, for losses due to breach of trust and theft, mental worries, safety of children and for reliefs from spells and witchcraft effects.

Thanks giving:
  People offer vastras-saris to Ambica and apply oil called Thailakappu. Offer Mangalsutras, cradle, contribute sheep, cocks and cattle as their contributions and physically roll around the temple called Angapradakshinam, tonsure and walk on the firepit-kundam. 
 Greatness Of Temple:

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.

  Temple History:

The region was under the rule of one Nannan in days of yore.  He grew a mango tree on the banks of Aliyaru River and ordered that the fruit of the tree was meant for his own use and none should take or use them.  A woman while bathing in the river, saw a mango floating in the river and ate it not knowing the order of the king.  The angry and cruel king rewarded capital punishment to the woman and executed despite opposition of the public.  The aggrieved public built a tomb for her and prayed for her salvation and also made an idol of her in a reclining for.  In the days that followed, the woman became the guardian deity of the place and a regular temple was built then.

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