Originally posted on March 24, 2020 @ 9:09 am
At a distance of 1 km from Rose Backyard and four km from Ooty Railway Station, the Elk Murugan Temple is a Hindu temple located atop Elk Hill in Ooty. It is without doubt one of the revered temples in Ooty and among the many greatest locations to go to in Ooty.
Amidst picturesque backdrop and a resplendent setting, the Elk Hill Temple is devoted to Lord Murugan. The spotlight of the place is a 40 ft tall statue of Lord Murugan that stands tall outdoors the enclosures of the temple and attracts pilgrims and devotees from far and huge. The statue is a duplicate of the Murugan Statue in Batu caves, Malaysia. Along with that, the temple premises even have idols of Lord Ganesh, Lord Shiva, Goddess Shakthi, Nava Kanika, Navagrahas, and so on.
The hill is surrounded by dense forests. The scenic magnificence and calm environment add an additional attraction to the devotees visiting the place. One can get some picturesque views of Ooty city and its surrounding areas from the temple. In addition to the beautiful panorama and astounding panoramic vistas, the hill additionally boasts of wealthy and flourishing wildlife and magnanimous nature.
Thaipusam is the well-known non secular competition that’s celebrated within the month of January- February to honor the Lord Murugan. A grand procession is held on a specific day from the Sri Mahamariamman Temple in direction of the Elk Hill. The devotees and the pilgrims observe the procession with massive containers containing milk as an providing. Some devotees additionally carry a provider embellished with flowers and peacock feathers, known as ‘kavadi’ on their again which additionally has milk choices. There’s additionally a dance type known as Kavadi Attam carried out on the occasion.
Timings: 9 AM – 6 PM