Religious Places in TiruppurTamil Nadu is a state where you tend to find a whole lot of temples. Tirupur is no exception. Tirupur has temples of Dravidian excellence and are devoted mostly to Lord Murugan or Lord Ganesh. Some of the oldest churches of Tamil Nadu are located in Tirupur.
Temples in Tirupur
ChennimalaiThis is a must visit for all those who are believers of Lord Murugan. In the Tamil month of Aadi there is a ten day long festival conducted here called the Theerootam, which is on the same day as the Aadi puram. This town is situated on the highway from Palani to Coimbatore and is about 35.2 kilometers with a driving time of 50 minutes.
MettuparaiThe famous temple in this place is a Vinayagar temple. Vinayagar is another name for Lord Ganesha who is also the favorite God of many! Here in Mettuparia there is a neem tree from which milk oozes out. This milk is believed to have the power of healing and is a reason why many believers flock here.
Arulmiga Subramaniya Swamy TempleThis is a temple devoted to Lord Subramaniya who holds his Velu. He is also known as Lord Karthikeya. Being just about 25 kms from Tirupur, this temple is a very famous spot located on a hillock which is called Sivanmallai. The actual translation for Sivanmallai is Sivan that is Lord Shiva’s Mallai which means hill. You have to climb 200 steps in order for you to be able to catch a glimpse of this deity and the others present in this beautiful temple. Many devotees who give an offering to the temple try to give precious gemstones and valuable metals to the temple.
Arulmiga Kadu Anumantharaya Swamy TempleDharapuram is the place where this beautiful and unique temple stands. It is unique as this is the only temple in South India that doesn’t have a tower above its sanctum. The distance from Tirupur to this temple is only 49.3 kms and can be reached within 56 minutes.
Arulmiga Uthukuli Murugan TempleThis temple is more than two centuries old and is a temple of Lord Murugan. The ‘theru’ or the chariot festival of this temple is also famous. The devotees pull the theru with the statue of the main deity present in it. This is done with utmost grandeur and dedication. Sage Agastiya was passing by when he was performing penance. He was thirsty and couldn’t find any water. As he prayed to Lord Murugan a spring of water emerged and it was named Uthukuli. Seventeen minutes of drive time is all that is required to cover the 14 kilometer distance to this temple.
Avinashi TempleVinash means destruction and Avinashi means the indestructible. Avinashi temple is also called the Karunaiyaathaal temple. This is one of the seven stalams of the Thevara. Karunai means mercy and Aathaal means mother. The Goddess here is called by this name and she is very famous for her mercy. Searching for penance, this temple is the place to be for you. The car festival or theru is famous here to and draws crowds in the thousands. Lord Kaal Bhairavar is the presiding deity of this temple. The offerings here are different and are made in the form of Vadai Malai or garlands to the god.
Murugan Desvathanam TempleMurugan Desvathanam Temple is a very famous tourist spot in Uthukuli, Tirupur. The temple is well known for its religious festivals. A unique feature of the religious place would be its "Temple Car". The Temple features a huge car in its slopes. There is no other place in this world, where a car is built and pulled on a hill. The festival that revolves around this "Temple Car" is the "Ther Festival". The Ther Festival would be held during the Tamil month called Thai. History states that Uthukuli acquired its name, through its Murugan Desvathanam Temple. Long time ago, a Saint Called Agastiya had chosen the green grounds of Uthukuli as a place for meditation. Conversely, Agastiya named the place as Uthukuli, which means Springs of Water. The Murugan Desvathanam Temple has a history of 200 years. It is an important spiritual ground in Tirupur, which is visited by 200 people every month.
Kadu Anumantharaya Swamy TempleThe Kadu Anumantharaya Swamy temple is located in Dharmapuram, Tirupur District. The place was once built and owned by Kongu Cholas. The legendary Temple is built to praise Lord Hanuman. During the month of May, tourists flock in Kadu Anumantharaya for many reasons. Historically, the Temple falls amongst the nine shrines of Madhwa Community. The temple has a huge opening in the left most corner to represent the deity enjoyed with the rain, wind and sun combines. Most of Kadu Anumantharaya's mandapams and pillars are made of fine wood carvings.
Sivanmalai Murugan TempleThe Sivanmalai Murugan Temple is located in Kangeyam, Tirupur District. The place is also known as the Sivathri, Shakthi Sivamalai and Sivachalam. It is undoubtedly a famous tourist spot in Tirupur. The temple was built by a famous Sidhhar called Sivavakkiya. It is believed that the Sivanmalai Murugan Temple has a history that dates back to the 12th Century. The temple has a special deity for Valli, Deivayanai and Murugan. It is present in a hill top and has around 450 steps. Devotees who wish to visit the deity must be ready to walk 2km The Sivanmalai Murugan Temple flaunts a clam and clean ambience. The Temple is open from 6am to 11am in the morning and evening dharshan starts at 4pm and ends at 8pm. The Sivanmalai Murugan Temple celebrates Skandasdhti in great splendor. Other festivals here include Thai Poosam, Aadi Kritikai and Pankuni Uthiram.
Sugriveswar TempleThis is an ancient temple and is believed to be built in the 12th century. Vimanam is the name given to the two towers built inside the temple. This temple is situated on the banks of one of River Noyyal’s tributary called Nallar, which means Good River. There are five shivlingams in the temple corridor and Shiva’s Vahaanam(vehicle) Nandi is present at the entrance of the temple.
Thirumurugampoondi TempleThis temple is only 12.1 kms away from Tiruppur. This temple doesn’t have a Gopuram and it is spread over one acre of land. The Shiv Lingam present in the main shrine is about 2.5 feet high. The village surrounding this temple survives entirely on the business of making religious statues and they have been I this trade now for many centuries.
Golden Nagar MasjidThis is a mosque situated in Uthukuli in Tiruppur. It is maintained by the big mosque of Tiruppur.
Churches in TirupurPatrons in Tirupur consider the Ellis Memorial Church and Carmel AG Church as the city's finest places of worship. Most of Tirupur's churches are more than ten decades old! The churches in Tirupur are controlled and managed by the Church of South India (CSI) Diocese. These churches are linked with various schools and medical missions. The Churches tend to follow a systematic way of work! Accordingly, the Churches are structured to have planned morning and evening masses.
Ellis memorial Church
Ellis memorial Church is located in Dharapuram. The Church is affiliated to the CSI, Tamil Nadu. It has a history that dates back to the 19th century. The cathedral was built in 1893, by the British. This identifies Ellis memorial Church as the city's oldest monument.
Carmel AG Church
Andipalayam Road, Tirupur (Dt), Tamilnadu
Phone: +91 421 2262203
E-mail : email@example.com
Anbu Ratchagar Abisega church
4/260, Jpr Compound, Kumarasami Nagar,Sree Nagar 2nd Street, Tirupur North, Tirupur - 641602
21, Periya School, Street, Samundipuram,Periya School, Street, Valayankadu Tirupur, Tirupur – 641603
New Yerusalem sabai
1 / 358 Sathya Nagar, Mudalipalayam, Tirupur Branch, Ponnapuram, Tirupur North, Tirupur – 641602
Tiruppur Good News Church
98, College Rd,T-02, College Road, Tirupur – 641602
Phone +(91)-421-2234878, +(91)-9363036701
Victory Churches of India
29, Kumaranandha Puram, Kamatchi Amman Kovil Street, Tirupur North, Tirupur – 641602
Redeemed Christian Church of God
17 A, Tirupur, Jothi Theatre Road, Universal Road, Tirupur – 641601
Mount Carmel Church
Karuvampalayam, Tirupur – 638604