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Maasaniamman Temple
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Pooja Cost : US$ 9.00 Leadtime : 7 Days
Location : Aanaimalai near Pollachi.
Main Deity : Maasaniamman.
Nearest Town : Pollachi District : Coimbatore State : Tamil Nadu
Aanaimalai, a place near Pollachi was earlier ruled by a king called Naanan. He had a very special mango tree in his farm on the riverside of Aaliyar, which he was so fond of. He was so particular that nobody was allowed to use neither the mangoes nor its leaves. Once, a group of girls were having their bathe in the Aaliyar river and saw a mango floating on the river which belonged to nanans tree, on anxiety one of the girl picked the mango and ate it, even after several pleadings made by her father, the king sentenced her to death. After some time the villagers in that particular area formed a female figure in lying state in rememberance of the innocent girl on the graveyard sand and started worshipping her. In due course she was worshipped by the name "Maasani" Later Kozhinkhosargal defeated king Naanan and destroyed that particular mango tree. It is beleived that Lord Rama on his way in search of Seetha, was absorbed by the power of this temple, stopped here and performed his meditation adding glory to this temple.
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