Archive For The “Places of Interest” Category

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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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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MTP – CBE addl passenger trains to stay

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MTP – CBE addl passenger trains to stay

Mettupalayam, June 30, 2010 : The Southern Railway division has announced that the special additional passenger trains introduced has now been extended for a further 3 months and this is due to the excellent support received by commuters. This move has impacted on the bus collection and accident toll on this road, however if the…

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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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