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Velavan Temple, Yelagiri


Velavan Temple is located at one of the tallest peaks of the Yelagiri hills. It is a temple constructed in the name of Lord Murugan. The temple location offers an idyllic view of the whole of the hill area. It also offers the best view of the plains lying beneath the mountains. The major festivals of Tamil Nadu are observed with much pomp and glory in the Velavan temple, The best time to come to this temple is during the months of July and August, when a great number of festivals are being celebrated. Every year during these months, locals and devotees gather in this temple.

The ringing of the temple bell helps maintain the cultural essence of the place. The idol of Kadothkajan standing outside the Velavan temple is an added attraction for the tourists.


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