Name : Dharmalingeshwarar temple
Darmalingeswarar temple is situated on the Palghat Main road 10 km from Coimbatore near Marappalam on the western side.
During their exile, Pandavas visited this place and worshipped the Swayambulinga on the hill. During Darma’s worship at the hill, Bheema was at the foot hill as a security to his brother, according to the sthalapurana. There is a statue of Bheema here worshipped as the custodian deity of the villagers.
Lord Shiva in the temple is a swayambumurthi. The height of the hill is about 300 metres. Steps are provided to reach the temple. Lord Vinayaka and the Navagraha shrines are at the foot of the hill.
There is a mango tree near the Navagraha-9 planets shrine that yields fruits with three different tastes. Sacred tree of the temple is Vilwa. There is mandap and an anthill behind the Vinayaka shrine. It is said that an aged serpent is still living in the anthill. There is also a well nearby that is perennial even during severe drought times. Water is taken to the hill through pipes from this well. The devotee can reach the hill temple in 30 minutes through the steps.
With Nandhi just opposite the presiding deity, Lords Vinayaka and Muruga are on both sides of the sanctum. The tribal people worship Lord Darmalingeswara s their family deity.
The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and from 4.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.
Phone : + 91 98422 22529
Temple's Speciality :
Those seeking justice and success in court cases worship here, as Dharma the eldest of Pandavas worshipped Lord here.
During the Karthikai month (November-December) the villagers light lamps on the hills from each family in turn for three days. Thousands undertake Girivalam on full moon days as in Tiruvannamalai.
Bajans are sung in the temple during the whole night of Maha Shivrathri in March-April. Pradosha, Kruthika, new moon days are observed with special pujas and aradhanas. Annabishekam is performed on Aipasi Poornima day and on Thaipoosam in October-November and January-February respectively.