Sri Baladandayuthapani Temple – Nilgiri

Sri Baladandayuthapani Temple – Nilgiri

Submitted on: 05 Aug 11

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Moolaver: Baladandathuthapani, Jalakandeswarar

City Location: Elk Hills

Temple History:
A couple once went to Palani seeking child boon.  After realizing their wish, they could not go to Palani for some reason or other.  Lord Muruga appeared in their dream and asked them to raise a temple for Him in this hill.  The couple was happy, raised the temple and worshipped Him as their prayer commitment.  It later became famous in the region.  As the Elk family deers were large in number in the area, the place came to be known as Elk Hills.

Temple’s Speciality:
A rock touching the sanctum sanctorum of the Badugar temple looks as Perumal in a reclining position.

Festival:
5 day Thaipoosam festival in January-February, Panguni Uthiram in March-April, Skanda Sashti in October-November, Vaikasi Visakam in May-June and days related to Muruga worship are the festivals celebrated in the temple besides Deepavali, Pongal and new year days, drawing huge crowds.

Prayers and Poojas:
Worshipping Lord Muruga benefits the devotee with happy wed lock, child boon and all family welfare.  Going uphill to the temple through the natural healthy breeze in the serene environment cures the devotee from blood pressure, breathing difficulties, joint pains and other physical problems.
Ear boring, tonsuring, carrying Kavadi and milk pots, observing Krthika fasting, poor feeding, contributing to temple maintenance and renovations are the prayer commitments followed by devotees.

Temple Opening Time:
The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and 5.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.

Temple Travel Guide:
The temple is just 2 km from the heart of Udhagamandalam. It is 98 km from Coimbatore.

Temple Address:
Sri Baladandapani Swami Temple, Elk Hills, Nilgiris.

Udhagamandalam Accomodation:
♦ Nahar Nilgiris: +91-423-244 3685
♦ Monarch: +91-423-244 4408
♦ Sullivan Court: +91-423-244 1415
♦ Tamilnadu Hotel: +91-423-244 4370
♦ Preethi Classic Towers: +91-423-222 3666

Nearest Temples:
♦ Sri Nagarajar temple
♦ Sri Kasi Viswanathar temple
♦ Sri Sandhaikadai Mariamman temple
♦ Sri Baladandayuthapani temple
♦ Sri Thandhi Mariamman temple
♦ Sri Dandayuthapani temple

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