Arulmigu Masani Amman Temple or Anaimalai Masani Amman Temple is located in Anaimalai, Pollachi, Coimbatore district of Tamil Nadu state. Masani Amman is an avatar of Shakti Devi, also known as Masani Devi in north India. It sits at the confluence of the Aliyar River and the Upper River, amid grasslands with the mighty Anaimalai Hills as a backdrop.
The temple dedicates the goddess Arulmigu Masani Amman as the presiding deity. The deity is seen in a reclining posture measuring 15 feet from head to toe, which is unique. Other deities worshiped in the complex include Neethi Kal (Stone of Justice) and Mahamuniappan. Devotees belief that Masani Amman will cure any illness if you surround his trident. Traditional dress is allowed for darshan.
Main offering: Grinded red chilies are offering to Masani Amman.
Anaimalai Sree Masaniamman Temple Timings: 6.00 am to 8.00 pm
Masaniamman Temple Darshan Timings: 6.30 am to 7.30 pm
Anaimalai Amman Temple Pooja Schedule:
6.30 am to 7.00 am – Kalasandhi Pooja
11.30 am to 12.00 pm – Uchikkala Pooja
4.00 pm to 4.30 pm – Maalai Pooja
6.30 pm to 7.00 pm – Sayaraksha Pooja
Anaimalai Masani Amman Temple History:
In ancient times Anaimalai was known as Nannur and the region was ruled by Nannuran. He had proclaimed severe punishments for those who picked fruit in his mango farm. One day, a lady ate a fruit without knowing the strict punishments. Nannuran sentences her to death despite the general public’s appeal. Later, Nannuran was killed by the villagers in a battle near Vijayamangalam, and a shrine was erected to worship the lady who sacrificed her life. Since the lady was killed, the deity has been referred to as Masani Ma means mango in Tamil. Later, the deity is known as Masaniamman.
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