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Festivals and Functions - Tamil Month wise

Chithirai (Apr-May)
1. Chithirai Kani - Tamil new year day
2. Chithra Pournami 
3. Chithirai Thiruvonam - Natarajar Abhishekam

Vaikasi (May-Jun)
4. Vaikasi Visakam - Laksharchanai

Aani (Jun-Jul)
5. Aani Swathi - Aandu Vizhaa (Kumbabishekam Anniversary)
6. Aani Uthiram Thirumanjanam - Natarajar Abhishekam
7. Aani Moolam - Gurunathar Arunagiri Avatharanaal (birthday)

Aadi (Jul-Aug)
8. Aadi Kiruthikai Sathru Samhara Thirisadai Homam
9. Aadi all Fridays - Maragathavalli Amman poojai

Avani (Aug-Sep)
10. Aavani Chathurdasi - Natarajar Abhishekam
11. Vinayagar Chathurthi

Purattasi (Sep-Oct)
12. All Purattasi 5 Saturdays 
13. Navarathri
14. Purattasi Chathurdasi - Natarajar Abhishekam

Aiyppasi (Oct-Nov)
15. Aiyappasi Annabishekam
16. Skanda Sashti Soorasamharam & Subramanya Kalyanam

Karthikai (Nov-Dec)
17. Karthikai Deepam Vilakeedu

Maarkazhi (Dec-Jan)
18. Whole month early morning special poojai
19. Hanuman Jayanthi
20. Thiruvathirai Natarajar Dharisanam and Abhishekam
21. Vaikunta Ekadasi 

22. Thai Poosam
23. Thai Kiruthikai
24. Thai Pongal special poojai

25. Maasi Chathurdasi - Natarajar Dharisanam
26. Shivarathri

27. Panguni Uthiram Ther (chariot) festival

Apart from the above festivals, Guru peyarchi, Sani peyarchi and Rahu Kethu peryarchi is also

Arulmigu Balamurugan with 
Golden Vel (Spear) and 
Golden Flag (Jayakodi)

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Monthly Festivals
1. Valarpirai Sashti - Shanmugar archanai
2. Pournami - Girivalam
3. Kiruthikai - Shanmugar archanai
4. Visakam - Shanmugar archanai
5. Pradosham - Valarpirai and Theipirai
6. Sankatahara Chathurthi - Vidya Ganapathi poojai
7. Theipirai Ashtami - Bhairava homam
8. Amavasai (New moon) - special poojai

 Thaara Abishekam (Tharabishekam)

 Tharaabishekam is performed to the main deity 
 with a small vessel hanging over the head of the 
 deity. Litres of milk is slowly poured (Abishekam
 performed) with Rudram recited for eleven times 
 for each refill.
 Good Effects of Tharabishekam for the performer
 1. Removal of fear of death
 2. Reduction of Anxiety 
 3. Reduction of Anger
 4. Prosperous life
 5. Improvement in Business and Family affairs
 6. Effect of Rudram - All wishes answered

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 All Payments to be made in temple during 
 your visit. Please do not handover amount to 
 any individual
Weekly Festivals
1. Tuesday - Sathru samhara Thirisathai archanai
2. Thursday - Guru Horai Dhakshinamoorthy poojai

Sathru Samhara Thirisathi Archanai - Every Tuesday


5:00 AM - Vishwaroopa Dharisanam

6:30 AM - Special Abishekam

7:15 AM - Thirisathi Archanai

8:00 AM - Mahadeeparathanai

8:15 AM - Special Annadhanam


All are requested to maintain cleanliness in Pachaimalai. Whoever conducts private function atop the hill are asked to maintain the decorum by not shouting during Pooja time, not using cell phone while praying, not littering around the temple, not to use plastic in the temple premises, and not to light camphor in the temple.

As per honourable High Court, Madurai Branch, dress code as announced by the Government of Tamilnadu will be followed in this temple. Devotees are advised to wear as per the dress code.


Only Ghee lamps are accepted in the temple. Those who want to pray the different Sannidhis are requested to bring oil lamps instead of camphor. Let us do our bit to keep the temple premises clean.

Please do not use Cell phone inside the temple premises. Change your cell to silent mode before entering.

Thirisathi Archanai
Sathru Samhara Thirisathai Archanai is performed 
every Tuesday in Pachaimalai temple. The 
programme is given below. 

5:00 AM - Viswarooba Dharisanam
5:30 AM - Skanda Sashti Kavacham padithal
6:30 AM - Special Abishekam
7:15 AM - Thirisathai Archanai
8:00 AM - Mahadeeparathanai
8:15 AM - Special Annadhanam       

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 Invitation to devotees to donate to the Tamilnadu Government - Annadhanam Programme in the
 temple and take receipt.

 Golden Chariot is drawn around Pachaimalai on all important days with sponsors as per the 
 regulations of the Department of Hindu Religious and Charitable Establishments. Devotees are 
 requested to contact the temple authorities to understand the fees and make arrangements
 The temple is located in Gobichettipalayam, a quiet town in the Erode district.  Gobi, as it 
 is shortly called, has two hill temples - Pachaimalai and Pavalamalai. This is considered 
 to be  a great reason to justify the town's ethics. Pachaimalai is also colloquially 
 pronounced as 'Pachamalai'.

 Arulmigu Balamurugan, the child god, son of Shiva Parvathi, the god of army, the teacher
 of all, finds his place in this scenic hill temple. The Lord appears in a very beautiful form
 and it is very difficult to take one's eye off.  
 The Poojai activities at Pachaimalai are renowned. The 'ArthaJama' poojai resembles the 
 one at Palani. Arulmigu Balamurugan takes the simplest form with white clothes sans his 
 ornamental jewels. This is the most peaceful scene, one can ever get in his life. 

 Though the temple is old, the structure has been built starting 1967. The most recent
  'Swarna Bandhana Kumbabishekam' was held in June 2006.
 Other deities residing in the temple are Vidya Ganapathi (form of common sense, quick
 wit and knowledge), Maragadha Venkatesa Perumal, Maragatheeswarar, Maragatha Valli, 
 Guru Dhakshinamurthy, Kalyana  Subramanyar, Anjaneyar, Navagraham and Kala
 Bhairavar. Urchava Murthys are Dhandayudhapani, Shanmugar, Subramanyar, Pradhosha 
 Moorthy and Aiyappar. Golden Chariot and Golden Peacock mount have been donated by
 the public to the Almighty. A  wooden chariot runs around the hill during Panguni Uthiram 
 Chariot festival. 

 The temple is renowned for the 'Vaasthu' poojai where people bring the first brick to perform 
 poojai at the Sannidhanam. Devotees begin their penance of 'Ayyappa Maalai' in Karthigai 
 month.Couples who are in need of children perform their Sashti fasting here. It is a belief that 
 the couple in fasting at Pachaimalai would get a child. Anyone who is not married pray
 'Kalyana' Subramanyar and Guru Dakshinamurthy for their requests to be answered.


Devotees are not allowed inside the temple due to COVID restriction. Please pray from your homes.

Gold Peacock Dhandapani


 Golden Chariot runs in Pachaimalai every evening on Pournami (Sponsors:
 Pournami Girivalam Bhakthar Kuzhu), Kiruthigai (Palani Murugan Kiruthigai 
 Kuzhu), Ammavasai (Pachaimalai Murugan Bhakthar Kuzhu) and Sashti. It is 
 run on other days by reservation from devotees. 
 * There is Golden Chariot and Golden Peacock processions at Pachaimalai. 
   People who love to see the Lord on the chariot can book their slots with 
   the temple authorities. 
 * Cost for one round of Golden Chariot for Lord Dhandapani - Rs.1500/- 
 * There is separate provision for devotees who wish to conduct Annadhanam along 
    with golden chariot. This is entirely on the wishes and capacity of the devotee.

Lord Dhandapani in Golden Peacock

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