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Famous For : Velavan Temple is one of the highest top of Yelagiri, Archicultual Significance and Beauty, Famous for Photography.
Entrance Fee : These is no Limited time for this Temple and this temple is one of the very specious space temple for everyone who are visiting this temple for irrespective of age, gender, religion.
Visiting Time: This temple is open for MOrning 6AM to Night 9PM in Normal days. The Dharshanam will be closed at afternoon in clouple of hours at everyday. During Festival timings Dharshanam will be extended upto 10PM.
The Velavan Temple is a famous temple and is located on one of the highest peaks of the Yelagiri Hills. It is among popular Yelagiri tourist places. Velavan Temple is dedicated to worshipping Lord Murugan. The temple has a fantastic view of the surrounding hills and it houses a rare Gadothgajan, the son of Bheema, at its entrance.The Velavan Temple is dedicated to Lord Murugan. This beautiful temple was constructed in 1964. The temple is located atop of a hillock and it also serves as a viewing point. From the temple complex one can see the panoramic view of the green valleys of Yelagiri.
At the temple, one can find a huge statue of the mythological character Ghatothgajan in a standing posture. Highlight of the temple is the statue of Lord Murugan and Valli in the form of Kuravan and Kurathi. Lord Ganesha has a separate shrine within the Velavan temple. At the top of the mountain, temple bells are placed.The yearly festival of this temple is conducted during the Tamil month of Adi (July – August). Thousands of devotees attends this festival.The velevan Temple is a rare trove of the standing statue of Ghatothghajan, a character in Mahabharatha.
Velavan Temple is located at one of the tallest peaks of the Yelagiri hills. It is a temple constructed in the name of Lord Murugan. The temple location offers an idyllic view of the whole of the hill area. It also offers the best view of the plains lying beneath the mountains.
The major festivals of Tamil Nadu are observed with much pomp and glory in the Velavan temple. The best time to come to this temple is during the months of July and August, when a great number of festivals are being celebrated.
Every year during these months, locals and devotees gather in this temple. The ringing of the temple bell helps maintain the cultural essence of the place. The idol of Kadothkajan standing outside the Velavan temple is an added attraction for the tourists.
Traveller Tips :
The temple building is reached upon by the crossing of 30 steps leading upto it. The might not be such great idea for senile people or Asthma patients as during summers it can get a tad bit difficult to reach the top.
A lot of festival like Shivaratri, Nomb, the annual festival of Karthigal Thirunal are celebrated with almost zeal and devation here.
So it all be really great time to visit the temple.
The temple bells are placed enchantingly on the top of the mountains and the experience one feels when it is running mind the expanse of the mountains surrounding it is surreal.
Things to Do :
Celebrate the really significant annual festival of the temple, Karthigal Thirunal conducted during the Tamil month of Adi. Thousands of devotee’s flocks to here at this time.
Mean while if your are of the Atheist kind, fretnot, this temple situated at the highest peaks of Yelagiri, will aslo serve as one the most amazing sightseeing point you have ever come across.
If you are young and sprightly, you cannot miss to trek along the slope of these hills.
Availabity of Guides :
There is no guides available to show around the temple but there are pandits inside the temple who do archans and pujas for you when asked to.
The month between october and March capture the most plesant weather conditions of Yelagiri, hence a visit at this time is such appreciated by tiurists. However, if you are ar ardent Veleman follower then you can’t miss the Annual Festival of the temple in th emonth of June to August.
HOw Reach Veleman Temple :
Most common method of transport would be to arrive at the Jolarpettai Raliway station, its 21kilometers away yelagiri. From here to take either Bus or Cab to reach Swamimali hills. Cars only easy parking upto very near the temple premises. You can also trek down this path to reach Veleman Temple. Tourist also take a road trip from the Punganoor lake to uptil here.
Interesting Facts and Trivia About the Velevan Temple:
Highlight of this temple is the statue of Lord Murugan and Valli in the form of Kuravan and kurathi.
Loar Ganesha has a separate shrinen inside.
Near by Attractions :
Government Herbal Farm
Vainu Bappu Observatory
Yelagiri Nature Park
Ropes and Knots Adventure Valley
Near by Restaurants :
HOtel Emerald Dove
Land mark Restaurant
Touch stone Restaurant
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