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Sri Odhimalai Andavar Temple, Irumbarai 

White sand Prasad: Bogar, one of the Siddhas held in high esteem was on his way to Palani and did not know the correct path. He performed Pujas and Homas (a performance in fire with offering in the flames) prayed to show him the way to Palani. Lord Muruga showed the Siddha the way to Palani. Lord Muruga also graces from another temple at Kumarapalayam Naganatheswarar temple with one face. Muruga gave darshan to Bogar with one face. Muruga is known to have six faces, he showed five in Irumbarai and one here. The sand in the place where Bogar performed his Homa is still white. During festival days this is offered as Prasad to devotees.

Before undertaking any new endeavours, devotees seek the approval from Lord Muruga with two flowers choosing one to know his opinion. This is called Varam Kettal – Seeking a Boon. People also pray for knowledge, wisdom and distinction in Education.

As a prayer commitment, devotees perform abishek with milk and sandal, offer vastras-clothing to the Lord.

Speciality of Sri Odhimalai Andavar Temple, Irumbarai

Muruga gave darshan to Bogar with one face. Muruga is known to have six faces, he showed five in Irumbarai and one here. The sand in the place where Bogar performed his Homa is still white. During festival days this is offered as Prasad to devotees.

Opening Timings

The temple is open on Mondays, Fridays, Sashti and Kruthika star days from 11.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. During the Margazhi month on the Muruga specific days, the temple is open. It is advised that the devotee gets in touch with the temple priest for a visit in odd days and time.

Festivals at Sri Odhimalai Andavar Temple, Irumbarai

  • 9 day Brammotsavam in Thaipoosam (January-February), Chithirai new year day (April 14 or 15) Vaikasi Visakam (May-June) Adi Perukku (August), Skanda Sashi (October-November) and Panguni Uthiram (March-April) are the festivals celebrated in the temple.

Address & Contact Details of Sri Odhimalai Andavar Temple, Irumbarai

Sri Odhimalai Andavar Temple, Irumbarai-638 459, Coimbatore Dist.

Phone Number: +91-4254 – 287 418, 98659 70586

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