Festivals in Coimbatore

Thaipoosam and Thirukarthigai :

About 12 Kilometers away from Coimbatore Railway Station is the Marudhamalai temple of Lord Murugan. As the name suggests, the temple is situated on a hillock and the presiding deity is called Dhandayuthapani. The celebrations of this temple are ‘Thaipoosam’ and ‘Thirukarthigai’ in January and February. Pollachi, an important commercial centre which is about 40 Kms from Coimbatore, is famous for it’s Mariyamman and Subramanya temples.The South Banaras or Avanashi Temple is the biggest temple in the district, famous for it’s exquisite carvings & sculptures. 

Car Festival :

Number of festivals are celebrated in this temple, but the annual Car Festival is celebrated with all pomp and pageantry. The whole City’s atmosphere is changed and people from far and near gather to have the “Dharshan” of deity in the Sanctum Sanctorium in the beautifully decorated car through the important streets during this festival.


This Temple is 7 kms from Coimbatore Railway Station and was constructed by Karikal Cholan over 1500 years ago. There are shrines to the presiding deity Patteeswarar and his consort Pachainayaki and some elegantly carved sculptures in the Kanagasabai hall. Devotees flock to this temple in hundreds during the Panguni Uthiram festival which is celebrated in March every year.


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