Sunday, July 8, 2012

Mondipalayam Venkatesa Perumal Temple

















Located about 10kms from Puliyampatti near Sathyamangalam is the three centuries old Venkatesa Perumal temple in Mondipalayam. There are seven pits to be crossed from Puliyampatti before reaching the temple.
The Moolavar deity is in the form of a small Saligrama idol and is a swayambu murthy.

The Story
The story goes that Kondama Nayakar, who had a dream that there was a swayambu idol of Venkatesa Perumal in one of the 7pits in this region found the Saligrama idol and built this temple along with the contribution of the villagers.

Festivals
10day Brahmotsavam in Thai
Rama Navami and Krishna Jayanthi
Vaikunta Ekadesi in Margazhi

  













Quick Facts
Moolavar : Venkatesa Perumal Swayambu Moorthy
Goddess   : Mahalakshmi Thaayar
Utsavar   : Venkatesa Perumal with Sri and Bhoo Devi
Time       : 630am-1230pm and 4pm-730pm
Contact   : Balaji Bhattar @  98422 29960
 
How to reach
Point to Point buses every 10minutes between Sathyamangalam and Coimbatore. Get down at Puliyampatti (25kms from Sathyamangalam/35kms from Coimbatore)

Auto to Mondipalayam will cost Rs. 125-150. Buses every 1hour between Puliyampatti and Mondipalayam.

One can also get down at Sevur on the Coimbatore-Sathyamangalam route ( non point to point buses). From Sevur, Mondipalayam is about 5kms East.

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