The Thandi Mariamman temple is located in Coonoor, Udhagamandalam and is dedicated to Thandi Mariamman. After developing Coonoor, the British established stables to house the horses and sheds to keep their coaches called Sarat Vandi. Watchmen were also appointed to guard the place. One night, the watchman saw someone, fair in colour, playing on a hanging plank (oonjal). While watching closely, he found that it was a little girl wearing silk clothes and glittering jewels. When the watchman informed it to the people, no one believed the news. People wanted to confirm the news, and stayed in the stable and found what the watchman said was true. The Goddess also appeared in the dream of a devotee and told him that She was there as a Swayambu. Then a temple for the Goddess came into being. God Muruga, Kathayi Amman, Karumariamman, Kamakshi Amman, Vanabadrakali, and Vana Durga grace from their shrines in the corridor-prakar he Moolavar of this temple is Thandhi Mariamman. This temple is 500 years old.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- For removal of obstacles in marriage efforts
- For removal of evil effects or aspects on children
- For development in business
- For excellence in education
- For prosperity
- For unfailing monsoon
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.
7 a.m. to 12 a.m. 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.