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Sri Balasubramaniar temple
 
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Moolavar: Balasubramaniar
  Urchavar: -
  Amman / Thayar: -
  Thala Virutcham: -
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  Agamam / Pooja : -
  Old year: 500 years old
  Historical Name: -
  City: Kolunthumamalai
  District: Tirunelveli
  State: Tamil Nadu
 
     
Singers:
     
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 Festival:
     
  Aipasi Skanda Sashti in October-November; Tirukarthikai in November-December; Panguni Uthiram in March-April and Vaikasi Visakam in May-June are the festivals celebrated in the temple.  
     
 Temple's Speciality:
     
  There is a small well in the northeast corner of the temple which overflows during the monsoon. The water, slightly dull in colour tastes as green coconut – Ilaneer in Tamil – hence called Ilaneer Kinaru. Kinaru in Tamil means well.  
     
Opening Time:
   
  The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 10.00 a.m. and from 5.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.  
   
Address:
   
  Sri Balasubramanianr Temple, Kuzhundu Mamalai, Cheranmahadevi, Tirunelveli district.  
   
Phone:
   
  +91 93600 98318  
    
 General Information:
     
  Lord Vinayaka graces from His own separate shrine.  There is a shrine for Idumban the custodian deity in the southeast of the temple.  Lord Shiva with Mother Parvathi and Mother Gangai Amman bless the devotees from their shrines southeast of Idumban shrine.  
     
Prayers
    
  Devotees pray here on the last Friday of each Tamil month continuously for six months for wedding, child and job boons. 
    
Thanks giving:
    
  Devotees do the cheek boring on both sides called Alagu Kuthal, carry Kavadis and perform abishek to Lord Muruga.  
    
 Greatness Of Temple:
     
  Special abisheks and pujas are dedicated to Lord Balasubramania on the last Friday of each Tamil month.  On these days the temple is open throughout the day.  Lord will be in His alluring best.  Devotees undertake special fasting on this day – Shukrawar.  They continue this worship on every last Friday of the month for wedding, child and job boons.
When Indrajit applied the Nagasthira – a bow targeting the enemies with snake mantras – all the monkey army including Sri Lakshmana fell swooned.  Hanuman immediately set out to bring the herbals from the mount in North.  As he could not find the herbal plants, to avoid delay, he simply took off the very Sanjeevi Mount from its base and flew to Lanka.  Some parts of the mount fell in many places and this is one of such hills with rich herbal properties.  Hence, the name of the place is Kozhundhu – gree herbal leaves – Mamalai – hill, Kozhundhu Mamalai.
 
     
  Temple History:
     
  Lord Tiruchendur Muruga appeared in the dream of a devotee then living in this place and directed him to perform his penance in Kozhundu Mamalai.  The devotee, taking the command of Lord reached this place, worshipped Lord Muruga for a long time and had his darshan as a Balaka – infant.  A temple came into being in this place later.  Lord Muruga grants darshan to devotees from the sanctum sanctorum in standing posture.  He is holding weapons in the upper hands and the lower two are blessing the devotees with His Vel – the leaf shaped spear – in the right.  As Lord is in His infant form, He is praised as Bala Subramania.  As the temple is near the hill (malai in Tamil), people call this Malai Koil.  Koil means temple.  
     
Special Features:
     
  Miracle Based: There is a small well in the northeast corner of the temple. During the monsoon, water overflows in the well tasting very deliciously as green coconut. Hence, it is called Ilaneer Kinaru – green coconut well.
 
     
     
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