Santhana Malai Murugan Temple – Nilgiri
Santhana Malai Murugan Temple is a famous temple located on the top of the beautiful O’valley hills. Devotes have to climb a few steps to reach this temple and there is also road facilities for the devotees to reach the temple through car and two wheelers. This temple us built is Dravidian architectural style that features ornate carvings, paintings and beautiful sculptures. The main attraction of the Santhana Malai Murugan Temples the idol of Lord Murugan who is adorned with flowers, garlands and beautiful jewels. There are also idols main deities in the temple such as Kannimoola Ganapathy, Durga Amman and sculptures of other deities. One of the prominent features of Santhana Malai Murugan Temple is the carving on the wall that depicts the Arupadai Veedu (Six abode of Lord Murugan) of Lord Murugan. More than spiritual significance, this temple is the best spot to visit, relax and rejuvenate as it very famous for its natural beauty. As this temple is situated on the top of a hill, visitors will definitely enjoy travelling in the route to the temple as both the side of the road are surrounded by lush green trees. Temple being situated amidst a picturesque setting, gushing streams and cascading waterfalls this would be the perfect location for photography, experiencing spiritual solace and spending quality time with family.
History of Santhana Malai Murugan Temple – Nilgiri
It is believed that the construction of the Santhana Malai Murugan Temple began 39 years ago
Speciality of Santhana Malai Murugan Temple – Nilgiri
Santhana Malai Murugan Temple is very special because there is a holy snake pit being worshipped inside the temple that had formed even before the temple’s construction.
Visiting time – Open 24 hours
It is suggested to dress modestly. Ladies are suggested to wear only sarees, chudidhar, and Kurtis and for Men Dhotis, shirt are preferred and trousers and short dresses should be avoided.
How to reach Santhana Malai Murugan Temple?
By Air – Coimbatore airport is the nearest to reach Santhana Malai Murugan Temple covering 155 km.
By Train – Coimbatore airport is the nearest to reach Santhana Malai Murugan Temple covering 155 km.
By Road - All road ways in Tamil Nadu are well- connected to reach Coimbatore through NH544, NH181, NH67 and NH83.
1. What is the famous Murugan Temple?
Palani Murugan temple is very famous among all Murugan temples.
2. Is bus facilities available from Gudalur to reach Santhana Malai Murugan temple?
Yes, Bus facilities are available to reach Santhana Malai Murugan temple
3. Is there any tourist spot near Santhana Malai Murugan temple?
Nilgiri waterfalls is the best tourist attraction near Santhana Malai Murugan temple
4. What is the distance between Mudhumalai tiger reserve to Santhana Malai Murugan temple?
It cover 24 km to reach Mudhumalai tiger reserve from Santhana Malai Murugan temple
5. Is Santhana Malai Murugan temple open on Sundays?
Yes Santhana Malai Murugan temple remains open all days.