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Bannari Amman temple is one of the most famous Amman temples in Tamil nadu and it is in Bannari on NH 209, near Sathyamangalam, Erode district. Main deity is goddess Mariamman (the goddess of rain), a powerful goddess from the Tamil and Kannada folklore. Roughly Every village in the Kongu region of Tamil Nadu has a Mariamman temple.
Around 300 years ago, the dana Nayakkan or Dhandanyakkan forest was called "Bannari". This name Bannari for this great historical place originated because of the great temple "Bannari Amman Temple".
The cowherd has his own doubts about that particular cow and he decided to have an eye on it. He allowed the other cows to graze and pursued that particular cow secretly. It went alone near a Vengai tree and stood beneath it. Milk began to flow from its udder automatically. He wondered at such a strangle sight and told about it to the other cowherds.
The news spread like wildfire to the villagers. Next day they were on the spot to witness the wonder. They found the cow repeating the same behavior. Milk cozed out of the teats of its udder on the particular spot amidst the grass. They removed the thickly grown grass and shrubs there and, to their surprise, they found a sand-hill and s Swayambu Linga near it. Linga is a special of divinity and so they felt that the spot beneath the Vengai tree should have a celestial significance. They prayed to the Linga with fold hands. Among the devotees who were there, one got into a trance. As a spokesman of the Deity he began to pass on the divine message to everybody. According to his words, it was understood that the deity safeguarded the traders from Tamil Nadu who passed by that way to Mysore to sell their goods carried by cows on their back.
The deity was enamoured of the picturesque beauty of that place and she decided to stay on there to bless and protect the pilgrims. Moreover, she wanted a temple to be constructed there so that the people in and around that place would pray to Her in the name of Bannari Mariamman. Thus Bannari became the permanent abode of the goddess.
The above history has been represented by a set of paintings on the temple wall.
Temple Timings : 5.00 am to 9.00 pm
Pooja Schedule :
5.30 am – Kalasandi Pooja
11.30 am – Ucchi Kala Pooja
5.30 pm – Saiyarachi Pooja
8.30 pm – Arthajamam Pooja
How to reach the Temple :
63 kms from Tiruppur
73 kms from Coimbatore