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Address: Kuringi Andavar Temple Road, Kodaikanal 624101, India

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A small yet famous shrine dedicated to Lord Muruga. Though is a very old temple, it seems to have been rebnovated in the recent time. Houses the kurinji plant which flowers once... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 October 2016
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Chennai (Madras), India
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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

A small yet famous shrine dedicated to Lord Muruga. Though is a very old temple, it seems to have been rebnovated in the recent time. Houses the kurinji plant which flowers once in 12 years. A must see place while on a trip to Kodaikanal. Would recommend that you plan well as to on which day you would like to... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

A small temple for murugan, very peaceful. you get to see the kurinji plant which flowers once in 12 years. There is a handicrafts shop outside the temple which had good collections.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

There is an uniqueness at Kurunji Andavar Temple at Kodaikanal, Kurunji Flower is a rare of the rarerest flower - it blossoms only once in 12 years- it is following the cycle for so many decades. I have personally seen it close to 36 years = Yes 3times so far in my life,the last being in 2006. The flower is... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Very small temple located atop the hill. It is a small and clean Murugan temple.It is not crowded. From the temple, the view of the land / city looks great ! You can shop for craft-work close-by.

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Thanjavur, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Temple premises was big, neat and clean. The scenic view was good. Locally grown fruits like guava and pears sold at the entrance of the tremple were OK in taste.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

If you go during off season, it is probably ok. But during peak times, it is a headache. Traffic jams everywhere all the way back to Chettiar Park. The noise from all the honking makes it very disturbing during the visit. Best to park a little ways off and walk because it will take you twenty minutes to get out... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

A small and peaceful temple for the Lord of Kurinji (Muruga/Subramanya/Karthikeya). This temple is small and clean. The main deity is Lord Muruga but also houses shrines for Lord Ganesh, Lord Vishnu and the Navagrahas.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

It is lovely temple located on a very beautiful and scenic place. Palani can be seen from here. The temple is very old and nice.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Small temple but very beautiful. Very serene and peaceful. The deities are beautiful and viewing them in reverence brings hope and joy to the mind. Must visit. Very clean.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

If you visit Kodai, you should not miss visiting Kurinji Andavar temple which is a very ancient one. They have renovated the place well

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