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Arulmigu Masani Amman Temple


The Masani Amman Temple is also called the Anaimalai Masani Amman Temple and the Arulmigu Masani Amman Temple. The temple is situated at about 25 kms from Pollachi, Tamil Nadu. The temple is for Goddess Arulmigu Masani Amman. She is the 'Goddess of Justice'.

About The Deity

The main deity at the temple is Goddess Maasani Amman. She is seen in a lying posture and stretches to about 17 feet from head to foot and is seen reclining, facing up at the sky. The goddess is shown with four hands, two of which are resting on the ground while the other two are raised above.

Legend and Stories

At the Masani Amman Temple, the Goddess is in a crematorium in a reclining form. Thus, the name is Mayana Sayani. There were many elephants in the region, so the place is known as Anaimalai. ‘Pathitrupathu’ in the texts of the Sangam literature refers to the place as Umbarkadu.

Amid the Sangam Era, Anaimalai was known as Nannanur and was represented by a ruler named Nannan. He claimed a thick forest of mango trees and selected officers at a check post, proclaiming disciplinary activities against trespassers. One day, a young lady washing in the River Aliyar saw a mango coming toward her and ate it. The angry chieftain imposed her with the death penalty. This irritated her family who waged war against the ruler and murdered him in a conflict near Vijayamangalam. The body of the tragic woman was covered in the memorial park and a similarity of her was readied. Local people started worshipping the picture on Thursdays and Fridays. A little while later a sanctuary was built out of appreciation for the lady, venerating her suffering.

Legend has it that Lord Rama ceased here to rest and reflect while on his voyage to discover Sita. Sage Viswamithra asked for Rama to help him in finishing his yagna which had been upset by Thadakai. Rama implored Devi to bail him out in his endeavor. Devi asked for Rama to make a symbol of her in sand and appeal to it. In like manner, Rama made an icon of her in the leaning back frame with the crematorium sand and worshiped the Goddess.

Pooja Timing

Abishekam and Aradhana - 6.30 am
Uchikala pooja - 11.30 to 12.30
Abishekam and Alankaram - 4.00 pm to 4.30 pm
Evening pooja - 6.30 to 7.30 pm


The annual Kundam Festival is celebrated in a grand manner and attracts thousands of devotees. Other significant festivals here are the Brahmmotsavam. This is held on the new moon day of the Tamil month of Thai and is followed by 18 days of events with Kundam and Mayana Poojai.

Special Prasad

The Prasad offered in the temple is called Pachilam Marundu. Ladies expend this and tie a black rope on the hand for health goodness, child birth and for easing from the impacts of spells and witchcrafts. The Prasad is a solution for young ladies facing stomach issues while attaining puberty.


A large number of individuals visit this sanctuary and offer their supplications to Goddess Masani. Individuals have a firm conviction on the Goddess that she would tackle every one of their issues and shield them from all insidious. The devotees list every one of their needs, trusts and wishes in a bit of paper and offer it to the sanctuary cleric to place it at the trident of the Goddess. It is trusted that when one presents their desires to the Goddess with most extreme dedication, their desires would be allowed inside a traverse of 3 weeks.

Another entrancing reality in the sanctuary is the petition offered to Goddess of Justice called the Neethi Kal in Tamil. The general populations who experience the ill effects of fiendishness deeds of their adversaries, Businessmen who have acquired misfortune, People who have lost their assets offer their supplications to Neethi Kal for help and justice. They scrub down and apply the heavenly chilli powder over their body then they pound the chillies in the sanctuary granulating stone. The ground chilli paste is then spread everywhere throughout the Neethi Kal, with extreme dedication and petitions are offered for equity. It is trusted that on doing as such the general population get diminished from their adversaries and fiendishness, the Lost property or having a place are recovered and the organizations that were running on misfortune would get to be distinctly profitable.

How to Reach Anaimalai Masani Amman Temple

The nearest airport is Coimbatore Airport. The nearest railway station is Pollachi Railway Station. One can take a bus from Coimbatore to Masani Amman Temple and many buses ply this route.

Temple Address

Arulmigu Masani Amman Temple,
Anaimalai, Pollachi Taluk, Coimbatore District,
Tamil Nadu, India, Pincode – 642104.


Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-

  • To find relief from family problems
  • For losses due to breach of trust and theft
  • To reduce mental worries
  • To pray for safety of children
  • For relief from spells and witchcraft effects
  • Relief from physical problems faced by girls when they attain puberty

Sarva Mangala Maangalye Sive Sarvaardha Saadhike, Saranye Tryambake Gauri Naarayani Namosthuthe

Meaning -We offer you our salutations, Oh auspicious Naraayani, who is the good of all good, who can achieve everything and can offer refuge, Oh three-eyed Gowri.

Saranaangatha Dheenaartha Parithraana Paraayane Sarvasyaarthi Hare Devi Naaraayani Namosthuthe

Meaning -We offer salutations to you, Oh Narayani, who has the infinite power of creating, preserving and destroying. You are the basis and epitome of the 3 gunas.

Sarvaroope Sarvese Sarvasakthi Samanvithe, Bhayebhyastrahi No Devi Durge Devi Namosthuthe

Meaning -I offer my salutations to you mother Durga, who is present in all beings and has all power, save us from all our wrongdoings O mother of the universe.

Yaa Devi Sarva Bhooteshu Shakthi Roopena Samsthita Namastasyai Namastasyai Namastasyai Namo Namaha

Meaning -Salutations to the Goddess who resides as Shakti in all beings.


The temple is open from 06:00 am to 08:00 pm.

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