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Vanabadrakaliamman Temple – Thekkampatti

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Vanabadrakaliamman Temple – Thekkampatti

Vanabadrakaliamman Temple – Thekkampatti Once upon a time, the nellore province was ruled by 7 wicked sisters by name Aaravalli, Surevalli, Veeravalli etc.,. They were well versed in magical powers and witchcraft. Many a kings were imprisoned and killed. Beema, the brother of Dharma on the advise of Lord Krishna came to tame the sisters…

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Anaya Vilakku

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80 Year old “Anaya Vilaku” at Mettupalayam Railway station is a living monument to the town testimony. It was used as a Platform light in the olden days where there was no power supply. A fill of kerosene will keep lit for a week and is used from 6.30 pm every evening to the early…

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Nilgiri Mountain Railway

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Nilgiri Mountain Railway

Mettupalayam – Ooty – It was in 1854, that the first plans were made to build a mountain Railway from Mettupalayam to the Nilgiri Hills. But it took the decision-makers 45 years to cut through the bureaucratic red tape and complete the construction and installation of the line. The line was completed and opened for…

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Kumaran Kundru

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Kumaran Kundru

Kumaran Kundru is an Ancient one. The Hills was used by the farmers and shepherds for grazing their cattle. The farmers found a statue of murugan under a neem tree, they installed the statur and worshipped and built a small temple. The small temple was now grown into a big temple complex and the inner…

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Bhavani Amman Temple

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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 this work included the temple alteration works. 15 days in May…

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Jain Temple

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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 the soul on the spiritual ladder to divine consciousness. The 24 Tirthankaras,…

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Kallar Garden

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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 a spread of  8.92 Hectares. Purpose: To provide farmers sapling, seeds…

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Srinivasa Perumal Temple – Dasampalayam.

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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 still kept in the temple today. Founder of this temple is…

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Nandavanam on River Bhavani banks

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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) of all hindu communities called Anayithu Hindu Samudhaya Sangam was formed…

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Sri Kasilingeswarar Temple

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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 lingayat community in Karnataka who flocked these hills and chose this…

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