Thaipusam is a grand festival celebrated at Senjerimalai Manthragiri Velayutha swamy Temple. In 2016, Senjerimalai Manthragiri Velayutha swamy Temple Thaipusam Celebrations begins on 17 January and ends on 27 January.
The ‘Thenserigiri Sthalapuranam’ relates: As Lord Muruga set out with his battalion to subdue the demon Surapadma, Lord Shiva summoned him to the Thenserigiri hills and, initiating him to certain mantras, endowed him with invincible powers to route and destroy the demon and his retinue, This is the legendary origin of this temple.
This temple was originally built by Karikala Chola and renovated by veeraballalai III dates back to 13th Century. A holy spring called ‘Gnanatheertha Sunai’ and a sacred tree known as ‘Karunochi’ can be seen.Located at 46 KMS from Coimbatore.
Arulmigu Manthragiri Velayutha swamy Temple, Senjerimalai (Thaipussam Festival – 17-01-2016 to 27-01-2016).