Sri Dandayuthapani temple – Nilgiri

Sri Dandayuthapani temple – Nilgiri

Submitted on: 05 Aug 11

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Category: Murugan Temples Tamil Nadu

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Moolaver: Dandayuthapani

City Location: Manjur

Temple History:
Thirty years ago, a staunch Lord Muruga Devotee, Guru Krishna Nandaji was wandering in the forests of this region and took up deep penance from a cave here.  He installed Lord Muruga in the Annamalai hills and continued the worship.  The popularity of the temple gained momentum.  This is a temple in the midst of all natural beauty.

Temple’s Speciality:
The one unique significance of the temple is that Lord Muruga decides His dressings (Alankara) each day – as a King-Raja Alankaram, as a poor-Aandi, dressed in His alluring best-Sarva Alankaram. The Lord communicates His desire to the Guru of this place, Sri Krishna Nandaji in his dream which is followed by the priests the next day. The tradition is followed till this day.

Festival:
Kavadi festival in Chithirai (April-May), Guru Jayanthi with Annadhanam-poor feeding on August 15, Kruthika star days and days related to Muruga worship are celebrated in the temple.

Prayers and Poojas:
Devotees pray for wedding boon, for child boon, mental peace, cure from illness, relief from hardships, longevity, profitable farm yields etc.
Devotees undertake Kavadi, perform abisheks, tonsuring, poor feeding carry milk pots, ear boring etc.

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

Temple Travel Guide:
Sri Dandayuthapani Temple, Manjur, The Nilgiris.

Temple Address:
Sri Dandayuthapani Temple, Manjur, The Nilgiris.
Phone No: +91- 423- 250 9353

Nilgiris Accomodation:
There are free lodging facilities in Annamalai Ashram.
At Udhagamandalam:
♦ 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

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♦ Sri Kasi Viswanathar temple
♦ Sri Sandhaikadai Mariamman temple
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♦ Sri Thandhi Mariamman temple
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