Bannari Amman temple is one of the most famous Amman temples in Tamil nadu and it is near Sathyamangalam, Erode district. Bannari Amman Temple in Sathyamangalam was created around 300 years ago. The Shobana Mandapam (hall) was built in front of the temple in 1967. It has 24 pillars with exquisite carvings. The Artha Mandapam, Maha Mandapam and Shobana Mandapam enhance the beauty of the temple. The Dananayakkan or Dhandanyakkan Forest was called Bannari and the name comes from this temple. The Bannari Amman Temple, dedicated to the village goddess of Mariamman, draws huge crowds not only during the annual festival but throughout the year.
People of past had witnessed the wonderful sight of tigers and cows quenching their thirst at the same spot of the river. Cowherds used to drive the cattle to the fields jeer for grazing. The cows fed on the grass found in plenty here. These cows were driven back to the stables at dusk. The cowherds used to extract milk form the udder of each cow and hand over the collected Milk to the owners of the cows. To get the milk of the specific cow poultry not allowed, or allowed to go near its calf. About 300 years ago, the Dana Niagakan or Dhandanyakkan forest you all know now it’s been called as “Binari”. The great history is due to the large temple “Banner Amman Temple”is derived from the name Bannari.
Morning 6.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m.
Evening 4.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m.
GOLDEN CHARIOT FESTIVAL
A golden rath of 9.8’ height is designed for Goddess Bannari Amman and from 1st may 2006 the rath is used for veethi ula.
Kundam Festival is celebrated in the Tamil Month of Panguni (March – April). This is the most famous annual festival, lakhs of devotees from different directions throng the temple in this month which is marked by festivity and gaiety.
TURMERIC WATER DONATION
On Thursday, they will perform a yellow water pooja and the people belonging to temple will donate food for needy. On the same day they will perform a special Abhishegam and puja for god.
Friday evening will be done for Thiruvilakku Pooja (Pooja for light bulbs). On this occasion lots of women will praise god.
On Monday, the 8th day of Kundam festival will be held. Sunday night itself will have to decorate god with golden armor (a metal that covers the whole body), priceless ornaments and flower garlands and decorate them. Then the special Abhishegams will be done.
- Kalasandi Pooja – 05.30 A.M
- Ucchi Kala Pooja – 11:30 A.M
- Saiyarachi Pooja – 05:30 A.M
- Arthajamam Pooja – 08.30 P.M
The Buses from Coimbatore & Erode to Mysore, Chamaraj nagar & Kollegal on NH 209 also passes through Bannari. One can also get the buses from Bhavanisagar and reach the temple via Kothamangalam. Arulmigu Bannari Amman Temple about 81.7km from Erode Bus Stand.
The nearest railway station is Mettupalayam, the other near railways station is Coimbatore. It connects many important cities and towns of South India such as Chennai, Tirupur, Coimbatore and Madurai.
The nearest airport is the one at Coimbatore for reaching Bannari. Other nearest airport is Madurai airport.
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