Bannari Amman Temple, Bannari

Bannari Amman temple is one of the most famous Amman temples in Tamil nadu and it is in Bannari on NH 209, near Sathyamangalam, Erode district. Main deity is goddess Mariamman, a form of supreme mother Durga or Maha Kali or Shakthi.
People of past had witnessed the wonderful sight of tigers and cows quenching their thirst at the same spot of the river. Cowherds used to drive the cattle to the fields jeer for grazing. The cows fed on the grass found in plenty here. These cows were driven back to the stables at dusk. The cowherds used to extract milk form the udder of each cow and hand over the collected Milk to the owners of the cows. One particular cow did not allow the cowherd to get milk, nor did it allow its calf to go near it.
Around 300 years ago, the dana Nayakkan or Dhandanyakkan forest was called “Bannari”. This name Bannari for this great historical place originated because of the great temple “Bannari Amman Temple”.
The cowherd has his own doubts about that particular cow and he decided to have an eye on it. He allowed the other cows to graze and pursued that particular cow secretly. It went alone near a Vengai tree and stood beneath it. Milk began to flow from its udder automatically. He wondered at such a strangle sight and told about it to the other cowherds.
The news spread like wildfire to the villagers. Next day they were on the spot to witness the wonder. They found the cow repeating the same behavior. Milk cozed out of the teats of its udder on the particular spot amidst the grass.They removed the thickly grown grass and shrubs there and, to their surprise, they found a sand-hill and s Swayambu Linga near it. Linga is a special of divinity and so they felt that the spot beneath the Vengai tree should have a celestical significance. They prayed to the Linga with fold hands. Among the devotees who were there, one got into a trance. As a spokesman of the Deity he began to pass on the divine message to everybody. According to his words, it was understood that the deity safeguarded the traders from Tamil Nadu who passed by that way to Mysore to sell their goods carried by cows on their back.
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  • We started from Coimbatore- Saravanampatti in our ETIOS. We reached temple in 80 minutes. - Temple is located just next to the main road. So we dont have to walk more than 15 steps. (Easy for Kids as ...  more »
  • Bannari Amman temple is one of the most powerful Amman temple in tamilnadu.. Mostly this temple will be crowded all the time.. try to travel during early morning so that you can see some animals on th...  more »
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