(Last Updated on : 06/05/2014)
Temples in Tiruppur district stand as the cultural treasure of the egalitarian doctrine of Tamils. The temples in this district also show the age old treasures of the ancient values such as the arts and sculptures including the day to day activities of Trilogy in Tamil language i.e., Literature, Drama and Music. The Government has also showed keen interest in conducting the pooja and festivals in the same manner of old culture and tradition, carrying out the holy task of preserving the priceless properties of the temples having great artistic and historical values preserved by the ancestors over centuries. Some of the temples in this district are in the hills such as, Sivanmalai, Kaithamalai, Alagumalai and Thirumoorthy Malai and some other temples are preserved by the Archaeological Survey of India like Thirumurugan Poondi and Sukrieswara temple of Sarkar Periyapalayam.
One of the most famous temples in the district of Tiruppur is the Avinashi temple. Avinashi is a very small town located very close to the Tiruppur district in the state of Tamil Nadu. The town of Avinashi is well-known for the Shiva temple which was erected by Sundarapandiya. It is closely-associated with the great Shaiva saint Sundaramoorthy Nayanar. Arulmigu Uthukuli Murugan temple is another notable center of pilgrimage in the Tiruppur district. There was no record of when the temple was constructed in Kaithamalai. It is said that about two hundred years before some rural kings erected the temple and five years before with the help of a number of donors the temple was re-constructed and now it is one of the most famous spiritual place in the district of Tiruppur.
Arulmigu Subramaniya Swamy temple at Sivanmalai is also among the reputed temples in this district. The temple at Sivanmalai is located at a distance of approximately twenty five kilometres from Tiruppur and the temple is dedicated to Lord Subramanian in the hillock. This temple was constructed on the hillock of Sivanmalai and can be accessed through a flight of two hundred steps. The prominent shrine enshrines Subramanyar with Valli and Deivayanai. The Thirumoorthi Hill temple also one of the temples of importance in the district of Tiruppur. It is located at the foot of the Thirumoorthy hills adjoining the Thirumoorthy dam. The scenic beauty of the Annamalai hills
of Western Ghats comprises of the cascading water to the Thirumoorthy reservoir from the Panchalingam Falls. There is a perennial stream flowing by the side of the Sri Amalingeswarar temple. The presiding deity of the temple is called Amalingeshwara.
The temples in this district are famous as religious centres as well as places of great historical importance. The location of the temples amidst the natural; beauty also draws general tourists from various parts of the state. Apart from these temples, there are a list of other beautiful temples in the district of Tiruppur which include Arulmigu Kadu Anumantharaya swamy temple, Arulmigu Kondathu Kaliamman temple, Arulmigu Mariamman temple, Karuvaloor, Arulmigu Tiruppur Tirupathi Sri Venkateswara Swami Temple, Arulmigu Thirumuruganatha swamy temple, etc.