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Sri Matheswara Temple – Kuttaiyur

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Sri Matheswara Temple – Kuttaiyur

Matheswara Temple, Kuttaiyur. Sri Matheswara Temple is about 3 kms from Mettupalayam towards Coimbatore. It is located on a hillock near Mettupalayam and near a village called Kuttaiyur. Matheswara is a Shiva name. This temple is believed to be there for over a thousand years (to be proven). This temple’s history is that a cow…

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Oothimalai

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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 of the Pranava Mantra, and Brahma did not know the answer…

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Jayamangala Anjenayer Temple

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Jayamangala Anjenayer Temple

Idugamapalayam is located about 15 kms north east from Mettupalayam. The word “Palayam” came to existence due to the army camps run by Palayakars. It is located in the Unjavananadu due to the unjanava tree abundance. The temple for Jayamangala Anjeneyar was refurbished in the 13th century by Krishnadeva Rayar under then guidance of Viyasa…

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Ranganathar Temple – Karamadai

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Ranganathar Temple – Karamadai

At Karamadai, a place near Mettupalayam there lived people by the name ” Thottiyars “. Karamadai got its name from the abundance of Karai trees and Karai Cows in this area at one point in time. The Thottiars were traditionally herdsmen. One of the Thottiya had some (Karai Pasu) cows in his cattle. At the…

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Annai Veilankanni Church

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Annai Veilankanni Church

Annai Veilankanni Church located in Mettupalayam-Coimbatore Road HISTORY: Thirvalar Gabriel and his wife Lourdeu lived in Mettupalayam. One day Lourdeu fell ill with a disease which gave her only 2 years 1967 and 1968 to live (as advised by the doctors). Gabriel then took his wife and prayed to the mother Veilankanni for relief from…

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Kurundha Malai Temple.

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Kurundha Malai Temple.

This temple is amongst the most beautiful temples and was built tentatively around 750 years ago. This temple is built with architectural excellence. As the name indicates this temple is situated on a hill covered with full of Kurunda trees and hence the temple is called “Kurunda Malai”. The natural scenaries around this temple adds…

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Sri Nanjundeswarar Temple

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Sri Nanjundeswarar Temple

Sree Nanjundeswarar Temple is located about 8kms from Mettupalayam near Sri Aranganathaswamy temple. It is believed that this temple was here even before the Sri Aranganathaswamy temple. There are 2 views to the history of this temple. One is that this temple was constructed some 1500 years ago and this is one of the views…

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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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