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Thirumalai Kovil
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Thirumalai Kovil

Originally posted on March 24, 2020 @ 9:04 am

At a distance of 5 km from Panpoli Bus Cease, 14 km Tenkasi, 18 km from Courtallam and 71 km from Tirunelveli, Thirumalai Kovil is a Murugan temple located at Panpoli. The temple is located at an altitude of 400 m on a small hill surrounded by Western Ghats on the border of Kerala.

The primary deity Murugan is discovered with 4 arms within the standing posture. The deity right here is named Thirumalai Kumaraswamy or Thirumalai Murugan. Lord Muruga gave darshan to sage Agasthiar at this place. This temple has 2 enclosures and two entrances. The sanctum faces the east. The temple boasts a mukha-mandapa, maha-mandapa in entrance of the sanctum. On the entrance of the principle sanctum, there’s a small idol for Lord Ganesha. A 3 tiered gopura covers the doorway to the inside enclosure. A lot of the present construction of the temple dates again to 15th century. There are few 18th century inscriptions discovered within the temple.

On the entrance of the hill, there’s a shrine for Lord Vallabha Vinayaka. There may be one other Vinayaka shrine in the midst of the hill path. The sacred spring on the prime of the hill is named Ashta Padmakulam. A flower known as Kuvalai blossomed right here. The Saptha Kannikas worshipped Muruga by providing the flower. The idols of Saptha Kannikas are put in on the banks of the spring.

There are 625 steps to succeed in the temple on the hill prime. There may be additionally a motorable highway which may take you on to the doorway of the temple. This hill temple is surrounded by lot of coconut plantations.

Step competition on the primary of Chithirai in April, Vaikasi Visakam in Might/June, Skanda Sashti in October/November, Karthikai float competition in November/December and Thai Poosam in January/February are the festivals celebrated within the temple.

Timings: 6 AM – 1 PM and 5 PM to eight.30 PM

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