(Last Updated on : 05-12-2015)
Green forests and lovely gardens bound the temples of Nilgiris district. The serene and tranquil environment of the temples of Nilgiris district makes the temples even more beautiful and attractive. The Nilgiris District in Tamil Nadu is the name given to a range of mountains spread across the states of Tamil Nadu as well as Karnataka and Kerala. The temples of Nilgiris district are located amidst large mountain chain known as the Western Ghats. The highest point in this district is the mountain of Doddabetta, with a height of 2,637 m.
Elk Hill Murugan Temple is one of the most important and honored temples of Nilgiris district. This temple is situated on Elk hill, which is one of the picturesque hills located at Ooty in Nilgiris District of Tamil Nadu. Dedicated to Lord Muruga, this temple of Nilgiris district is well maintained and reflects the heritage of the region. Devotees throng this temple during the months of January and February to witness the grand Thaipusam festival. They carry with them brass vessels filled with milk, which are to be offered to the lord. Some of them also carry the 'kavadi' (palanquins), which is decorated with flowers, peacock feathers and brass bells and carry different forms of the main deity.
The temples of Nilgiris district are located in serene sites that enhance the natural beauty of the pious site.
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