Main God :

Arulmigu Koniamman


Arulmigu Koniamman Temple,

Big Bazaar Street,

Coimbatore – 641 001.

Festivals : 

Number of Festivals are celebrated in this temple. The annual festival of this temple starts in the Tamil month Masi. The festival starts with Aknichatta and ends with Vasantha utsavam. For Fourteen days the festival is being celebrated. The important festival days are car festival. The annual car festival is celebrated with all pomp and Pagentry. The whole city’s atmosphere is changed and people from and near gather to have the ‘dharsan’ of deity in the Sanctum Sanctorium in the beautifully decorated car through the important streets during the festival. Now days Navarathri Festival is attracting much devotees.


1. Pouchattu
2. Akinichattu
3. Thiruvillakku Pooja
4. Car festival
5. Theppam Utchavam
6. Vasantha Vizha

Workship Timing :

The Temple is kept opened from 6.00 A.M. to 12.30 P.M. in the morning and from 4.00 P.M. to 9.00 P.M. in the evening.

Temple : 

This temple is situated in the heart of the Coimbatore Town, in the Big Bazaar Street

The Navagrahas with their consorts grace from the right side of the deity. Behind the deity is Adhi Koniamman and the shrines of Panchamuka Vinayaka, Lord Muruga with His consorts Valli and Deivanai.

The faith of the people in the city is that Mother Koniamman helps Her devotees in sweet conclusion of marriage proposals, they will get a child, diseases will be cured and ensure business development.

Of the three important temples of the city, Koni Amman temple is one. Mother Koniamman graces the devotees as one of the forms of Mother Parasakthi. She holds trident, Udukkai, sword, conch, scull, fire, discus, bell in Her eight hands. On the right ear she has the ear ring and a hanging ear ring on the left ear, called kundalam.

There are Neem, Vilwa, Nagalingam and Arasamaram as holy trees in the temple. This is the only temple Oonjal festival is celebrated during the 30 days of Aadi month – July-August. Every one in the city offers the first pooja for any auspicious functions in their houses as a mark of obtaining Her permission to proceed on. Car festival is celebrated only in this temple.

History : 

In the past Tamilnadu was divided, Cheranadu, Cholanadu, Pandiya nadu, Kongunadu & Thondai nadu. Today’s Coimbatore District, Nilagiris District, Erode District, Salem District, Karur District and Palani Taluk was called Kongu nadu. The city of coimbatore which is proudly named as the”Manchester of South” India has its cultural and religious heritage. The word Kongu nadu itself denotes the composition of temples in the region. Koniamman temple and Dhandumariamman temple are considered as two eyes of the city coimbatore. The history of the temple and deity dates back to 13th century A.C.

The temple situated in the heart of the city, is built by a leader of a small cult Known as ‘IRULAS’ Six hundred years ago. The small village was also named as ‘COVANPUTHUR’ after the leader of this group. Whose name was ‘COVAN’ According to the ‘Cholan Poorva Pattayam’ in the Madras oriental Manuscript library. This Covanputhur later on changed as coimbatore. This ancient temple was situated in the north of coimbatore near sanganur stream.

Later when there was a fear of “Chera” invasion the illangosar tribe which was ruling at that time, built a new fort and to guard this fort, they built a temple and named the Predominent deity as Koniamman of this temple. After this tribes ruling came to an end the temple also had a sluggish period. Realising the importance of this temple, during the Mysore dynasty one of its kings renovated the temple and consecrated the Devi Koniamman in the style of “Mahisasura mardhani” from then on until to-day Goddess Koniamman blesses her people with love and grace.

The people of coimbatore has staunch belief in the powers of this Goddess. The deity grants her followers, whatever they want when they pray her with all sincerity and piety. The Sculptural beauty of the Present statue is mervellous. Day by day the temple is developing and the glory of the deity is fast spreading. During Tuesdays and Fridays large crowd is coming to the temple to get the divine grace of the deity, especially women are coming in large number. Abisheka Thertham of this temple is considered as a boon for so many ill affected people.



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