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Kaithamalai Śrī Vetri Velayudhaswami Temple, Uttukuli

Vetri Velayudha Swami, Kaithamalai
Valli-Teyvanai Samedha Vetri Velayudha Swami, Kaithamalai
Vetri Velayudha Swami, KaithamalaiKaithamalai Murugan temple gopuram
Vetri Velayudha Swami (left) and temple gopuram (right)
Valli-Teyvanai Samedha Vetri Velayudha Swami, Kaithamalai
Kaithamalai Uttukuli Murugan Temple
Kaithamalai Śrī Vetri Velayudhaswami Temple, Uttukuli

Uttukuli Murugan Temple History

Once the famous saint Agastiyar came to this place for meditation but was not able to find water. He prayed to Lord Murugan to help him. Soon Lord Murugan appeared before him and thrust His lance (Vel) in the sand. Soon water spring came from the spot. That place is called "Utrukuli." Later only it came to be called Uttukuli.

No one knows when the temple was build here, just they have the history. But only 200 years before some rural kings build the temple and five years before with the help of some donors the temple was rebuild and now it is the important spiritual place in Erode, Coimbatore Districts. Daily more than 200 people visit Uttukuli Murugan Temple and on special occasions like Thaipoosam more than 100,000 devotees come.

The important thing is that only in Kaithamalai that is Uttukuli. The temple car is in the hill and devotees pull the temple car in the slopes so that no place in the world where a temple car is pulled in the hill.

Then the God is called as "Vetri Velayudha Swami" and the Temple is called "Kaithamalai." The place is in Uttukuli situated in Erode District, Tamilnadu.

Uttukuli Murugan Temple is situated 40 kilometres from Erode towards Tirupur, 65 kilometres from Coimbatore Airport towards Erode, and 450 kilometres from Chennai.

Kaithamalai Śrī Vetri Velayudhaswami Temple temple is situated:

  • 19 kilometres from Chennimalai
  • 24 kilometres from Sivanmalai
  • 26 kilometres from Chinapuram
  • 36 kilometres from Thindal
  • 125 kilometres from Palanimalai
  • 90 kilometres from Maruthamalai

For more information about Uttukuli Murugan Temple contact Karthikeyan risikarthik@yahoo.co.in.

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