Madukkarai is a suburb of Coimbatore city in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.. The Coimbatore International Airport is about 27 km from here. It is the administrative centre for Madukkarai taluk. Darmalingeswarar temple is situated on the Palghat Main road 10 km from Coimbatore near Marappalam on the western side. The height of the hill is about 300 metres. Steps are provided to reach the temple. Lord Vinayaka and the Navagraha shrines are at the foot of the hill. Festival: Bajans are sung in the temple during the whole night of Maha Shivrathri in March-April. Pradosha, Kruthika, new moon days are observed with special pujas and aradhanas. Annabishekam is performed on Aipasi Poornima day and on Thaipoosam in October-November and January-February respectively. Lord Shiva in the temple is a swayambumurthi. Devotees undertake Girivalam circumambulating around the hill on Poornima-full moon days. Opening Time: The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and from 4.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.