Subramaniyaswamy Temple, Pachaimalai

Main God   :  Lord Murugan

Location    :  Arulmigu Subramanyaswamy Temple,

Pachaimalai, Modachur,

Gobichettipalayam – 638476

 Festivals   :


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Special Days :

very Tuesday, New Moon day, Sankatahara Chathurthi (Waning Period), Pradhosham, Full Moon day Girivalam, Waning Period Bhairavar Poojai, Shashti and Kiruthigai are celebrated Based on reservation, Golden . Chariot runs around 7 PM

Panguni Uthiram Car (Chariot) Festival :

Pachaimalai – Panguni Uthiram Car / Ther / Chariot festival was celebrated with nearly 50,000 people attending the celebrations on Wednesday alone. 10 groups of Kavadi Abhishekam was performed for the Lord. Shanmugar was adorned with Pachai Saathi with lots of people presenting the lord with Panneer (Rose water), Pachai cloth and Pachai garlands. Annadhanam from early morning till late night was conducted by Balamurugan and Balakumaran Arakkattalai separately. Later Thanga Ratham (Gold Chariot) was run around the temple on the hill.

Skanda Shashti Soorasamharam festival :

Pachaimalai – Skanda Sashti was celebrated with usual pomp and geity. Subramanyar was on six day fasting along with his devoted people at Pachaimalai. There was Shanmugar archanai on all six days and ‘Thanga Ther’ (Golden Chariot) was run on all days.

Lord Subramanya took the ‘Sakthivel’ from Maragadeeswarar and Maragadavalli amman. Soorasamharam was enacted in Gobi town with Tharahasooran near Vengaiammal Elementary School, Bhanugopan at Padaiyachi Mariamman temple, Singhamahasooran at Mettuvalavu and Soorapadman at Muthu Velappar Street. Later Panneer Abishekam was done at the same location. Vettrilai and Vaagai Maalai were presented to Lord to hail his victory over evil. Later Lord Subramanyar went to Pachaimalai in his peacock mount.

Kalyanotsavam was performed to Lord Subramanyar with Valli and Deivayanai at the Vasantha Mandapam of Pachaimalai. Lot of devotees thronged the ‘wedding’. Everyone were served lunch and the ‘fasting’ devotees finished their fast.

Vaikaasi Visaagam festival :

Pachaimalai – Vaikasi Visaaham was celebrated with great devotion with Lakshaarchanai from June 2nd to June 4th. On Visaagam day, Thaarabishekam was performed to the Lord with uncounted large quantities of litres of milk. Later, Sathru Samhara Homam was performed. The sponsors for Laksharchanai for each session were Thiru.Raveendra Nayar, Gobi, Thiru S.Chandrasamy, Vinaayaga Finance, Gobi, Thiru. Mahendran, Modern Digital, Pudupalayam, Gobi, Thiru. Bala- -subramanian & Friends, Kullampalayam, Gobi, Thiru. Panneerselvam, Varalakshmi Granites, Gobi and Thiru. Krishnan Jayanthi, Staff, TNSTC, Gobi. Let Lord give all the health and wealth for these people.

Tharaabishekam and Sathru Samhara Homam was sponsored by Senthan Kanthan, Pudupalayam, Gobi. Thanga Ratham (Golden Chariot) and Gold Peacock Mount were run around the hill on all these days. Sunday, the June 7th, witnessed more celebrations when Subramanya Kalyanotsavam was performed. Annadhanam was performed on all the festival days

Guru and Sani Peyarchi special poojai :

Pachaimalai – Guru Peyarchi 2009 is celebrated at Guru Dhakshinamurthy Sannidhanam at Pachaimalai. Guru Peyarchi function was as usual sponsored by Thottipalayam Thiru. Murugan. Guru’s colour is Yellow. Devotees worshipped Guru by offering yellow dhoti, towel and cloth, yellow flowers like Thanga Arali and garland in Kondai Kadalai. Visit Pachaimalai for perfect Guru Peyarchi celebrations

Karthigai Deepam Festival :

Pachaimalai – Karthigai Deepam was celebrated at Pachaimalai. Scores of people lit lamps in the temple, on the entire space available in Pachaimalai. The steps of this great hillock was covered with lamps. It was a beautiful scene one should definitely relish.

Bharani Deepam was lit in the Agni corner of the Karuvarai. The light from the Bharani Deepam was then lit on the Garuda Kambam near the Kadambam tree. With this the celebration attained the ‘peak’. People celebrated the Kiruthigai, Pournami by performing Girivalam and by attending the Shanmugar Sahasranama Archanai. Later Golden Chariot was dragged by Pournami Girivalam Bhakthar Kuzhu and Kiruthikai Bhakthar kuzhu. All devotees were served with Prasadham. It is to record that Garuda Kambam is a concept that can be seen only in Kongunadu.

Aippasi Annaabishekam Festival :

Pachaimalai – Annabishekam was performed for Maragadeeswarar at Pachaimalai with usual geity. As in all Shiva temples across the country, annabishekam was performed in Pachaimalai also. Abishekam and Aradhanai was performed for all the deities. Lot of people were served food.

Thai Poosam festival :

Pachaimalai Thaipusam (Thai Poosam) was celebrated at Pachamalai with devotion and grandeur. People from Pudupalayam and Modachur carried Kavadi of different kinds. A massive Annadhanam was organised for all the devotees. Golden Chariot and Golden Peacock mount were organised. On February 9th, Kalyanotsavam for Subramanyar and Valli Deivanai was conducted. Lot of people thronged Pachamalai on both the days. Subramanyar went around Gobi through Pudupalayam, Mettuvalavu, Padayachi Veedhi and Harijan Colony. Let the Lord save all the people who celebrated this Kaumara and Tamil festival of Thaipusam. Car festival (Ther) was celebrated at Pavalamalai Arulmigu Muthukumaraswamy Temple. and all Tamil, Saiva and Kaumara cult festivals


Workship Timing   :

On all days: 6 AM to 1 PM And 4 PM to 8 PM.

Pooja Timing   :

Daily 7 timely Poojai schedules.

Late Evening 7 PM poojai is considered special and a must attend.

Special Days :

Every Tuesday, New Moon day, Sankatahara Chathurthi (Waning Period), Pradhosham, Full Moon day Girivalam, Waning Period Bhairavar Poojai, Shashti and Kiruthigai are celebrated.

Arulmigu Subramanyaswamy :

Pachaimalai , Arulmigu Subramanyaswamy Temple is located in Gobichettipalayam, a quiet town in the Erode district. Gobi, as it is shortly called, has two hill temples – Pachaimalai and Pavalamalai. Pachaimalai and Pavalamalai is considered to be a great reason to justify the town’s ethics. Pachaimalai is also colloquially pronounced as ‘Pachamalai’ Arulmigu Balamurugan, the child god, son of Shiva Parvathi, the god of army, the teacher of all, finds his place in this scenic hill temple. The Lord appears in a very beautiful form and it is very difficult to take one’s eye off. The Poojai activities at the templeare renowned. The ‘ArthaJama’ poojai resembles the one at Palani. Arulmigu Balamurugan takes the simplest form with white clothes sans his ornamental jewels. This is the most peaceful scene, one can ever get in his life. Though the pachaimalai subramaniyaswamy temple is ancient, the structure has been built starting 1967.

The most recent ‘Swarna Bandhana Kumbabishekam’ was held in June 2006 in Pachaimalai. Other deities residing in the temple are Vidya Ganapathi (form of common sense, quick wit and knowledge), Maragatheeswarar, Maragatha Valli, Guru Dhakshinamurthy, Kalyana Subramanyar, Anjaneyar, Navagraham and Kala Bhairavar. Urchava Murthys are Dhandayudhapani, Shanmugar, Subramanyar Pradhosha Moorthy and Aiyappar. Golden Chariot and Golden Peacock mount have been donated by the public to the Almighty.

A wooden chariot runs around the Pachaimalai hill during Panguni Uthiram Chariot Festival. The temple is renowned for the ‘Vaasthu’ poojai where people bring the first brick to perform poojai at the Sannidhanam. ‘Ayyappa Maalai’ in Karthigai month is also started here. Couples who are in need of children perform their Sashti fasting here. It is a belief that the couple in fasting at Pachaimalai would get a child. Anyone who is not married pray ‘Kalyana’ Subramanyar and Guru Dakshinamurthy for their requests to be answered in Pachaimalai.

Pachaimalai Histroy :

In Tamil grammar, land mass in this world is divided into five types of eco-systems. Mountain, hill and associated area is called ‘Kurinji’. The lord of Kurinji is Murugan and he has made the hills as his abode. Majority of all hill temples found in Tamilnadu and elsewhere are dedicated to Lord Subramanyan

. Once upon a time, Saint Dhurvasar reached Kunnathur that lies 18 KMs south of present Gobi town. He worshipped at Shiva temple at Kunnathur.Then he found out that a place called Modachur on the outskirts of present Gobi town is a good place to perform his routine worship of Shiva. While workshipping, he wanted to have Darshan of Lord Subramanya. Not finding a temple, he went into penance to find out the best place for the worship.

He found through his penance that there is a Subramanya temple on a small hill at a distance of around 1.5 kms from Modachur and the main deity faced west. The saint reached the hill to find Lord Subramanya and continued his worship. He also learnt the similarities between the temple and Palani where the Lord is facing west as Dhandapani.

All these events were forgotten as time proceeded. Around 1954, a landlord named P.K.Kuppuswamy Gounder visited the temple. The life turned around for him that moment as he decided to renovate the temple. This was after he felt that the Lord is not taken care by anybody. He understood the need for regular poojai and the care that the temple craves

. Starting then, the renovation moved into a fast pace. First Swarnabandhana MahaKumbabishekam was performed in 1980 led by Thiru.P.K.Eswaran as renovation committee head. Since then, scores of people have joined the renovation committee and lot of work has happened in the temple.

The latest and second Swarnabandhana Kumbabishekam was performed around June 2006. It is uncommon to find Swarnabandhanam being done for the deities. You can really count the number of temples where Swarnabandhanam (Gold plating the base of statue where it stands) has been performed for deities in Tamilnadu and elsewhere.

It should be noted that a large wooden chariot runs around Pachaimalai for every Panguni Uthiram during the Chariot (Ther) Festival. It is the largest wooden chariot in this area after Avinashi Ther. A golden chariot is available for Murugan to play around his abode. The beauty of Dhandapani in golden chariot should be seen and as it is unexplainable. Arulmigu Dhandapani goes to golden chariot in his mount ‘golden peacock’ with complete golden attire. This cannot be seen even in Palani and Thiruchendur. Now, there is seven period regular poojai performed with two period of Abishekam daily. The night time ArdhaJaama Poojai is performed in comparison with Palani.

Lord Muruga’s Brass Vel

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