Sharadha Amman Temple - Coimbatore
Sharadha Amman is one of the rarest form of Amman, unlike the other furious Ammans, She is seen with a pleasing face, lovely appeal and calm features. She is the goddess of wisdom and intellectual knowledge. Along with Sharada Devi’s shrine, there are shrines of Lord Ganapathy, Lord Muruga and Acharya Sri Sankara.
Location of Sharadha Amman Temple :
This temple is located in Race course road at Coimbatore.
The main idol of the goddess is made of five metals (impon), usually the combination of five metals is more powerful, hence the anointment milk from the idol is considered to be very precious and has healing powers. Devotees visit this temple to shine in their studies, succeed in their exams and gain wisdom. The goddess graces peacefully with honey pot in one hand and book in other hand. The very first sight of the Goddess will spur our intellectual spirit. This temple is held in par with Sringeri Sharadhamba Mutt. The ones who are unable to visit Srigeri Mutt in Karnataka, can visit this temple and seek the goddess’s blessing.
The legend has it that in the seventh century, Sri Abhinava Vidya Theeratha Maha Swamigal erected the first Mutt in the Thungabadra river, and installed Goddess Sharadha ambika. Soon fame of the goddess reached heights and people from all over the world started to visit this temple. Once an industrialist from Coimbatore came to see Sri Abhinava Vidya Theeratha Maha Swamigal, and sought his blessing to build a temple for Sharadha Ambika at his home town. In the meanwhile, philanthropist Sulur Nanjunda Iyer of Coimbatore came to see Adigalar, the Saint asked him to donate some land of his to build Sharadhambika temple. The philanthropist readily donated his one acre land and a temple was built by the industrialist.
Festivals of Sharadha Amman Temple
All festivals are celebrated in a grand manner. Especially Navarathiri festival was celebrated in a great manner, Sharadha Ambika will be adorned in all incarnation of Amman and is taken in procession around the temple. People wishing to get married soon, and having problems in their studies visit this temple and offer saree to the Goddess. Parents bring their children before commencing their education.
How to Reach Sharadha Amman Temple?
This temple is located near Coimbatore.
Bus: Buses are available from Coimbatore main bus stand. There are also taxi and share auto to this temple.
Railway station: The nearest railway station is at Coimbatore.