Bhavani Amman Temple

Bhavani Amman Temple which is located in the banks of river bhavani which is 50 years (approximately) old. It is located on Ooty road merely 3 kilometers from Mettupalayam town. Celebrations were conducted in 2009 to mark 38 years since the last works and…

Jain Temple

Jainism (pronounced /ˈdʒaɪnɪzəm/, also called Jain Dharma) is an ancient religion of India, also now found in other countries around the world, that prescribes a path of peace and non-violence towards all living beings. Its philosophy and practice rely mainly on self-effort in progressing…

Kallar Garden

Government Horticultural Garden – Kallar, Mettupalayam. Government Horticultural Garden  is located on the mettupalayam – ooty highway at distance of 1 Km from the first hairpin bend. The garden was formed in 1900 this garden is situated at 360 mts above sea level, on…

Oothimalai

Oothimalai Temple at Pethikuttai History Brahma the god of creater went to kailasam (the abode of Lord Siva) and wished only Lord Ganesha and did not pay any attention to Lord Muruga, Lord Muruga called on Brahma and asked him to recite the meaning…

Srinivasa Perumal Temple – Dasampalayam.

Srinivasa Perumal Temple is located at Dasampalayam which is nearly 6 kms Mettupalayam. Long time ago, this temple is the place for Bhajans. Also called as Bhajanai Koil or Bhajanai Mandapam. Earlier, a photo of Lord Rama was used in the bhajans which is…

Nandavanam on River Bhavani banks

Mettupalayam, Nandavanam. About 50 years ago, there was a major effort to renovate the burial grounds on the banks of River Bhavani which was in disrepair many years. Without any proper supervision, many people in the neighbourhood abused the land. Then a sangam (union)…

Sri Kasilingeswarar Temple

It is estimated that about 400 years ago, this area (Sathyamoorthy Nagar) was inhabited by wild animals and was a dense forest with the fresh spring river Bhavani flowing on the left side of a small hillock. Many sadhus, rishis and munis from the…

2009 – Nilgiris Loksabha Elections

The Nilgiris Constituency witnessed a change in leadership this time around with the DMK coming to power. The Alliance with the Congress at the centre and the reprofiling of the constituency to SC, and the replacement of Thondamuthur with Bhavanisagar made it more favourable…

2004 – Nilgiris Loksabha Elections

Nilgiris – 2004 Elections was an election that was a defining moment for the congress at the centre. The election victory was a 5-time victory for Mr.R.Prabhu. The votebank in the Nilgiris was not disturbed with the BJP Candidate losing by 30%. The voting…

Nilgiris Lok Sabha Election Summary

Nilgiris Loksabha seat has mostly been a Congress Stronghold. The major communities represented here are Badagas, Thodas, Vokkaligars, Kongu Vellalars and of course many tribes. The seat covers a total of 6 assembly constituencies. Avinashi, Mettupalayam and Bhavanisagar in the Plains and Ooty, Coonoor…