kailasanathar temple , irumbarai , annur taluk , coimbatore district
kailasanathar temple is a small shivan temple that lies 4 kms from the foothills of othimalai , a beautiful murugan temple about 45 kms north east of coimbatore near puliyampatti.
it is said that when bramma became headstrong about his creation prowess , murugan came here to teach him a lesson severing his 5th head making him nan-mukan ( in tamir meaning 4 faces ) and locked him in an iron room. in tamir iron room is irumbarai ( irumbu – iron , arai – room ), the name of the village.
people wrongly call this irumborai ( with a ‘o’ ) some times.
it is said then shivan came to the rescue of bramma upon latter’ plea releasing him from the iron prison.
shivan came alone , so no ambal sannidhi here !!
everyone on their way to othimalai should visit this small temple on the way. ask for directions in the village. the sons of the priest here are serving in othimalai murugan temple.