Marudhamalai Murugan


Murugan, chief deity of the ancient Tamils of South India, son of the warrior goddess Korravai. He was later identified in part with the North Indian war god Skanda. His favourite weapon was the trident or spear, and his banner carried the emblem of a wild fowl.

What is special in Maruthamalai?

Built by Tamil kings during the Sangam period as indicated in the Purananuru, the temple is dedicated to Lord Murugan and is considered the Seventh House of Lord Murugan. Like most Murugan temples, the temple is situated upon a hill, part of the Western Ghats about 12 km west from the centre of the city of Coimbatore.

What is the dress code of Maruthamalai temple?

For men the dress code is Shirt & Trouser, Dhoti or Pyjamas with upper cloth. For women the preferred dress code is saree or half-saree with blouse or chudidhar with pyjama and upper cloth. These rules are applicable for foreigners also.

How old is Maruthamalai?

Said to belong to the 12th Century, the temple is surrounded by the hilly range on three sides.

How many steps are there in Maruthamalai?

The pathway with 900 steps that leads to temple atop a picturesque hillock has now become an eyesore as heaps of garbage line the path.

What is the height of Maruthamalai?

Maruthamalai (1 343m/4 406ft a.s.l.) is a mountain in the Western Ghats in India. The prominence is 19m/62ft.

What is the time of Maruthamalai?

Marudhamalai Murugan Temple opens at 5.30 AM in the morning, but the main entrance opens at 6.30 AM for the devotees. From 1.00 PM to 2.00 PM, there is a break for maintenance work and rest. Similarly, the temple closes at 8.30 PM, but for the devotee’s convenience to get down, the temple shuts at 7.30 PM.

Can we wear jeans to temple?

Women are still advised to cover their chooridars with a dhoti before entering the temple. All western wear like jeans, skirts, short tops, and shorts are strictly prohibited inside the temple premises. A temple is considered to be a place of sanctity and religious importance.

Can I wear jeans to Tirupati?

By A Srinivasa Rao: Next time when you visit Tirumala and have the special break darshan of Lord Venkateshwara temple, ensure that you do not wear bermudas, shorts, mini-skirts, middies, sleeveless tops and for that matter, low-waist jeans and short-length T-shirts. Otherwise, you will not be allowed into the temple.

Can you wear skirt to temple?

No short shorts and miniskirts for the ladies. They should keep their skirts or shorts down to the knee (if shorts are allowed at the temple you are visiting. Avoid wearing tattered pants. Tight leggings are discouraged too.


Marudhamalai, also Maruthamalai or Marudamalai, is a suburb of Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu, India. It is located along the Western Ghats, 15 km (9.3 mi) from Coimbatore. It is currently part of 17th ward of Coimbatore Corporation.


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