Kurinji Andavar Temple, Kodaikanal

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One of the most sacred places of worship in the city, Kurinji Andavar Temple was built in 1936 by the Australian wife of a local politician who adopted the Hindu faith. Explore the natural forest surroundings with picturesque views of the valley when you visit this temple, appropriately dedicated to Lord Muruga, the "God of Hills." If you need some souvenirs of your trip, consider picking up some locally made items like chocolates and medicinal oils from one of the nearby stores. Make Kurinji Andavar Temple a centerpiece of your Kodaikanal vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Kodaikanal day trip planner .
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  • Small pleasant and serene temple dedicated to Murugan. The speciality is a kurinji bush which blooms once in 12 years. At present we could see the flowers. The temple itself is very small and also fro...  more »
  • The temple is clean, well maintained. One of the first temple where we noticed that where we can offer navadhanya wrapped in respective colored cloths to be offered as lamp (Vilakku) to the navagraha ...  more »
  • Though the temple is not a big one, the deity Lord Muruga is very popular here and the temple is very well maintained . You can have a beautiful view of Palani Murugan temple from the side of the temp...  more »
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  • You can enjoy your visit to the temple. Calm environment. Gentle breeze. You can do meditation. Lovely place.
  • Temple is nice . Very cleaned.Best time to visit on evening.Behind the temple nice view of Palani temple view.
  • Temple of Shri Karthikeya with once in 12 yr blooming Kurinji flower tree as the sthala vruksha. 2018 march it had bloomed.
  • Carm and Neat place peacefull area.... way to temple is bumpy......
  • Kurinji temple is the temple of Lord Kartick.Palani temple is far away and cannot be seen.We can't see any kurinji flower.
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