Arulmigu Kulanthai VelayuthaSwamy Thirukoil is a highly revered shrine located at Kurunthamalai, in Coimbatore District
, in Tamil Nadu
. It is about 24 km from Coimbatore
and 4 km from Karamadai
. The temple enshrines Lord Muruga
as the presiding deity.
Arulmigu Kulanthai VelayuthaSwamy Thirukoil is one of the most beautiful temples in the region and was built around 750 years ago. The temple was named after its location on a hill covered with full of ‘Kurunda’ trees and hence the name ‘Kurunda Malai’.
Legend has it that Thiru Agasthiya Munivar got 'Mandira Upadesam’ from Lord Muruga at this temple.
Major festivals celebrated here include Thaipusam, Panguni Uthram and Chithirai Kani. During the festive occasions thousands of devotees throng here to obtain the blessings of the Lord.