Hills - Thirumoorthy Temple
It is situated 50 Kms from Pollachi and 20 kms from Udumalpet
on the highway from Palani to Coimbatore. Thirumoorthy temple is
situated at the foot of the hill adjacent to Thirumoorthy Dam. Importance
of this temple is three Moorthy Idols originate in same place.
perennial stream flows by the side of Sri Amaralingeswarar temple
and nearby there is Thirumoorthy falls. It is also believed that
a few years ago Athari Maharishi along with his wife Anushiya devi
lived here. Progressed by their prayer, Lord Shiva together with
Brammah and Thiru Moorthigal(Vishnu) came in disguise to test their
devotion. Beleaguered by their appearance the couple offered them
Thiru Moorthigal refused to accept their offerings as such and demanded
that the offering should be made by Anushiya devi in State of undress.
She accepted their demand and with her power of devotion she changed
Thiru Moorthi's into 3 years old babies and fed them. On seeing
the power of devoting Anushiya devi, the Thiru Moorthi's blessed
the couple and hence the place is known as Thiru Moorthi hills.