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Places of Worship Nearby Oddanchatram

Posted on May 5th, 2010 at 08:07 PM and last modified on June 9th, 2010 at 12:13 pm.

Palani Arulmigu Dandayudapani Swamy Temple:

Arulmigu Dandayudapani Swamy Temple is a well known pilgrim centre and is the third one of the six abodes Palanipalani-murugan-templeArulmigu Dandayudapani Swamy Temple(Padai Veedu) of Lord Subrahmanya(Muruga). The shrine stands on the top of the Palani Hills cocsisting of 600 steps, at a height of 1500 feet above sea level. There are ropeways too, to take the pilgrims to the top. This temple draws the largest number of devotees in Tamil Nadu.

The main deity is called Dandayudhapani. The deity at the sanctum sanctorum is made out of an amalgam of nine minerals popularly called Navabashana. This icon of Lord Muruga at Palani is a unique one.

Begampur Big Mosque:

Begambur Big Mosque is situated near the south gate of the famous Dindigul Fort, which is located on the outskirts of Dindigul city.begampur-mosque

During the rule of Hyder Ali, he constructed three Mosques, one for himself for Namaz, 2nd for his soldiers underneath Rock Fort and 3rd in the south of Rock Fort for public and gave more grants for the maintenance and upkeep of the same.

In 1766, Ameer un Nisha Begum, the wife of Killedar MirRiza Ali khan and the younger sister of Hyder Ali Bahadur, was dead and buried in the Mosque compound itself. This Mosque was named Begampur (meaning ‘royal lady’) in memory of Ameer-un-Nisha Begum. This part of Dindigul is known as Begampur.

A good number of Muslims live in this part of the city and this mosque is one of the major Mosques in Tamilnadu.

Sri Kottai Mariamman  Temple:

Sri Kottai Mariamman Kovil is more than 200 years old. The temple is built in a square shape. The idol of this temple is said to be installed by the soldiers of Tippu Sultan at the foot of the mountain. The temple got its name Kottai(Fort)kottai-mariamman-temple Mariamman temple because of this. There are temples for Vetri Vinayaka at the South and Lord Muruga at the North of this temple.

There is a Mandapam Hall at the centre of where there is a sculpture of a Lion facing the Sannidhi. The deity Moolavar is seen here, embedded deeply under the floor in the sanctum. Various incarnations of the Goddess Mariamman are depicted on the sniper structure over the Sanctum Sanctorum.

Thadikombu – Perumal Temple:

This is 5 Km. from Dindigul on the way to Karur. During Chitra Month, Lord Alagar will have 12 days of special Pooja. During Full moon day of the month Lord Alagar will be on procession of Ethir Servai.

Dindigul – Abirami amman Temple:

This is located in the centre of the city. During Navarathri Goddess Abirami will be on Kolu. There will be One Lakh Archana to the Goddess Gnamambikal. During the Fridays of Adi month there will be a Procession of Goddess Abirami on a flower Pallak.

Dindigul – St.Joseph Church (100 years old):

This Church was Constructed Since 1866 to 1872 by British. This is the Head Church of all other Roman Catholic Churches in Dindigul District.

Nadupatti – Anjaneyar Temple:

This is located in Nilakottai Taluk. 35 Kms from Dindigul. This can be reached from Madurai also. This Temple is near river side. Most of the time the statue will be in water.

Courtesy : www.tamilnow.com & Dindigul

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