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Kurinji Andavar Temple

Located close to the Chettiyar Park, this is an old temple dedicated to Lord Murugan. Lord Murugan is the common deity worshipped here and in this temple he is known as Lord Kurinji Andavar. Kurinji or Neelakurinji is the flower which grows here once in 12 years and this is after which the name of the deity is given. Other than the idol of Lord Kurinji, you will also get the idols of the 9 Planet gods or the Navagraha in this temple. The temple is on top of a hill and from here the view of the surroundings, especially the Palani Hills is awesome.
Saheli Bera
Today I started my sightseeing trip after lunch as my health was not well. The sky was covered with dark grey clouds. My first stop was Kurinji temple. This beautiful temple is dedicated to Lord Muruga and is surrounded by picturesque view of Vaigai dam and Palani Hills. This temple is a venue for summer festival which is celebrated in the month of May every year. This place is also very popular for blossom of Kurinji flowers once in every 12 years.
Anil Kumar
Kurinji Andavar Murugan temple is famous for its Kurinji flower which blossoms in the area only once every 12 years. The deity here is called Sri Kurinji Easware. The temple was built by Leelavathi Ramanathan. Thousands of devotees visit this temple during the summer festival to seek the blessings of Lord Muruga and it gives you beautiful views of Northern Plains and Palani Hills.