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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  • Kurinji Temple, located at a distance of around 5 km from the bus station, is also known as Kurinji Andavar Temple. Dedicated to Lord Muruga, the God of Hills as per the Tamil literature, tourists vis...  more »
  • A must for religious minded people- A quaint place , not so big and a visit to pray Lord Muruga gives peace of mind.  more »
  • Kurinji Andavar Temple is a very beautiful temple. very peaceful. nice view in surrounding. located near city centre.  more »
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  • This temple oldest Muruhan temple in kodaikanal there is most beautiful view is there u can c palani Muruhan temple also near by 20 km in palani u go to see then u realise
  • The fact that both Lord Murugan and Lord Ganesh is worshipped in the same temple which is a rarity. The opportunity to see the Kurunji flower in blossom which occurs only once every twelve years, the list it has blossomed was in 2006, Feb. The view of the palani hills on the left side of the temple.
  • Ancient Karthik ( Murugan) temple.. Must visit place in Kodaikanal.. The temple's sthala viruksahm is Kurinji.. The flowers blooms in only once in 12 YEARS. IN 2018 February onwards it will blooms. . The plants are inside the temple.. I was lucky to find the flower.. 😊
  • Clean and neatly maintained temple. Very calm place and there is an awesome view of greenish mountain range from the temple.
  • The Kurinji Aandavar Temple is a popular temple in Kodaikanal and is easily accessible. The temple is well maintained and clean. For those who seek a bit of religious diversion in the middle of a hectic trip or picnic, this is a an ideal place to visit.

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