Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Poomparai Balamurugan Temple



Poomparai Balamurugan Temple

Sometime back I had been to Kodaikanal with my family for a week. Though I have been to Kodaikanal quite a few times, my parents have not visited the place for the past 14 years. So we decided to make full use this vacation and visit some new places apart from common place like the coaker’s walk, lake etc.

We planned to go to Mannavanur Lake and thought of stopping by the Balamurugan temple at poomparai. Though I have been to Mannavanur when I visited Kodaikanal 2 years back, I did not visit this temple. So this time we decided to pay a visit to the temple.

To our surprise we were told that the temple is about 3000 years old and the deity Balamurugan was sculpted by Bogar who also sculpted the Palaniandavar in Palani. Also just like Palaniandavar this has also be made using Navabashanam or 9 rare herbs which can cure any illness know to mankind.

Poomparai is a very small town but it has its role to play. Most of the big and small cities in Tamil Nadu and South India gets their vegetable supply from this village. The temple is located at the centre of the village, or should I say the village has developed around the temple. It is a very small unassuming temple. Nothing big or popular like the other temples in TamilNadu.

It is believed that the deity is very powerful and can cure any illness that one has and also showers his blessing generously when worshipped sincerely. The temple is now in the control of Palani Devasthanam and most of the rituals are being performed similar to the Palani temple.

This is not a big temple by any means, but a beautiful one located at a beautiful location. It is worth paying a visit if you happen to go there. 


11 comments:

joshidaniel.com said...

loved the village view!

molarbear's posts said...

Never knew about this temple...thank you..and I find I am missing this "usual blue paint" that we see in all our villages!

Deepa.

இசை said...

Oh.. never knew there was a temple. What a village it is, from a top angle! We'll check out the temple next time.

Ram said...

@Joshidaniel: Thanks a lot..

@Deepa & Isai: There are quite a few such places which we always fail to explore. I will try to bring out such place to light whenever possible.
Moreover this is the place from which most of TN gets many vegetables..

Sneo said...

the panoramic shot is too good... came here after a while

Sharan said...

Good Pics ... Great shot on the Panoramic View ....Good article...

Ram said...

@Sneha: Thanks

@Saran: Don't miss this place when you are going there next time.

Ram

sandeep said...

very useful information! thanks for sharing.

Shrinidhi Hande said...

city view is nice

Ram said...

Thanks Sandeep and Nidhi..

Ram

जाट देवता (संदीप पवाँर) said...

great post शुभकामनाएँ आपको