At a distance of 400 m from Ratnagiri Bus Cease and 17 km from Vellore City Railway Station, Ratnagiri Balamurugan Temple is an historic temple positioned on high of a hillock in Ratnagiri on Vellore – Chennai Nationwide Freeway. It is among the vital temples round Vellore.
The Ratnagiri Temple is devoted to Lord Murugan. There are two types of the deity on this temple, one is Lord Thirukkolam, seen along with his wives Valli and Devasena and the opposite is Lord Gurukkolam. The idol of the principle deity Bala Murugan was put in in a chariot which is product of granite. The garbhagriha is product of granite and is modeled based on the Chola structure. The wall surrounding the shrine has small idols of Ganesha, Dakshinamurthy, Murugan, Brahma, Durga, and Chandikeswarar. There are 2 temples for the Lord Vinayaka, one on high of the hill and one other on the backside of hill.
This temple was constructed within the 14th century by Arunagiri Nathar. It was renovated within the 12 months 1980 by Bala Muruganadimai Swamy. The temple boasts an enormous tower on the entrance. One of many particular options of this temple is that the poojas are performed in Tamil as an alternative of frequent Sanskrit.
In line with the locals, the divine energy within the temple manifests its blessings in three varieties. First is within the type of the Lord Murugan idol put in contained in the sanctum, the second is within the type of Balamurugan and the third is within the type of a devotee. The 14th Century poet Arunagirinathar has sung about this temple as Murugan, the God of Devas resides in Rathnagiri.
Skanda Shasthi is crucial and auspicious pageant of the temple when hundreds of individuals collect. Within the month of July-August, Aadi Kruthukai can be celebrated with nice pleasure. Throughout the festivals, the idols of Lord Muruga and his wives are adorned with gold and silver. The idols are then taken for a procession on a Golden chariot across the temple.
Timings: 6 AM to 1 PM and four PM to eight PM