Masani Amman Temple Pollachi – Overview
This temple of Masani Amman is located at Annamalai near Pollachi, Tamil Nadu. This is one of the unique temples in Tamil Nadu, built on a cremation ground. The goddess is in sleeping posture and is about seven feet tall.
Masani Amman Temple Pollachi is a court of justice, for all those who have been cheated, who have lost their property and wealth by the injustice of others, those who have suffered mercilessly from the anger of their enemies, come to this temple to get justice.
Masani Amman Temple Pollachi Timings
Masani Amman Temple Pollachi opens from 6 AM to 12 Noon in the morning and from 4 PM to 8 PM in the evening.
|1||Monday||6:00 am – 12:30 pm, 4:30 pm – 8:30 pm|
|2||Tuesday||6:00 am – 12:30 pm, 4:30 pm – 8:30 pm|
|3||Wednesday||6:00 am – 12:30 pm, 4:30 pm – 8:30 pm|
|4||Thursday||6:00 am – 12:30 pm, 4:30 pm – 8:30 pm|
|5||Friday||6:00 am – 12:30 pm, 4:30 pm – 8:30 pm|
|6||Saturday||6:00 am – 12:30 pm, 4:30 pm – 8:30 pm|
|7||Sunday||6:00 am – 12:30 pm, 4:30 pm – 8:30 pm|
|8||Temple Closing Timings||12:30 pm to 4:30 pm|
History of this Temple
Once a king named Kootru Nannan had a mango orchard, and his love for mangoes was immense. He never distributed the fruit to anyone, nor did he allow anyone to enjoy it. Once while plucking a mango, he slipped and fell into the river.
A woman was taking a bath in the river, she unknowingly tasted the fruit that belonged to the king’s garden. The enraged king beheaded the woman. Since then, she is worshiped as Masani and continues to fight against injustice.
Another history says that Lord Rama stayed at a graveyard in Annamalai while searching for Sita. Before leaving for Sri Lanka, Lord Rama made an idol of the Goddess to be worshiped using clay. Therefore, the image is placed as such.
Place to visit near this Temple
In the Annamalai Hills, there is a protected area called the Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park. After the 1961 visit of the Indian Prime Minister, the park received a new name. The wildlife sanctuary is spread over a total area of 958 sq km and is 1400 meters above sea level. The interior of the park is home to a variety of wildlife, including panthers, deer, tigers, elephants, civets, gaurs, wild bears, sloth bears, porcupines, jackals and pangolins.
Aliyar Dam is an adobe dam located at Aliyar town in Coimbatore district of Tamil Nadu, 24 km from Pollachi and 43 km from Valparai. It is a famous dam in the Coimbatore region and one of the top attractions in Valparai. I know you must be wondering what would be beautiful in a dam. But this dam is much more beautiful than many tourist places as it connects you with nature and also makes you feel the aquatic beauty.
Monkey Falls is a beautiful waterfall located in Coimbatore district of Tamil Nadu, 5 km away from Aliyar Dam, 27 km away from Pollachi and 38 km away from Valparai Bus Station. It is located on the Pollachi-Valparai road in the Annamalai Hills region. Monkey Falls is a waterfall that falls at a height of about 60 feet into a pond near the Aliyar Dam. This beautiful waterfall, which is surrounded by tropical rainforests and rugged cliffs, unifies the landscape.
How to reach Masani Amman Temple Pollachi
By Air- The nearest airport is at Coimbatore, which is at about 65 kms from Masani Amman Temple Pollachi. From here you can easily reach this temple by using local transport services.
By Train- The nearest railway station from Masani Amman Temple is Pollachi Junction which is very close to the temple and many trains stop here. From here you can easily reach this temple by using local transport services.
By Road- It is one of the important pilgrimage centres and is well connected by both government and private buses. Other modes of transport are autos, cabs, and taxis. As the roads to Masani Amman Temple Pollachi are well connected you can also easily reach this temple by using your own vehicle.
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