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  Kurinji Andavar Temple - Kodaikanal Hills

Kurinji Andavar Temple entrance

Temple History

The name of this temple is SRI KURINJI EASWARE TEMPLEKurinji is the name of a flower which blossomes once in 12 years in the Kodaikonal hills. Taking this flower's name the deity here is called "SRI KURINJI EASWARE", In fact He is Lord Murugan.

This temple was built in 1936 by an European Lady, who on coming to India, got faith on Hindu religion and started following it. She changed her name as Leelavathi married  Mr. Ramanathan. She is also known as Lady Ramanathan.

This temple is under the management of Arulmighu Dhandayuthapani Swamy Thiru Kovil, Palani.

Kurinji Flower

Kurinji Flower blossoms once in 12 years is a rare tree and is seen on the temple. The last blossom was on the year 1994 and the next blossom in on 2006. The Kurinji tree,  the photograph of the kurinji flower and the leaves are shown below.

 

Kurinji Andavar Temple Views