The most popular and important temples of Yercaud are-
The Servarayan temple in Yercaud is located on the top of Servarayan Hills, also known as Shervaroy Hills, at the height of 5326 feet. The Servarayan temple is basically a narrow, slender, long and dark cave that houses the God Servarayan, who is the god of the Servarayan hill and is believed to protect all the nearby villages and areas. Lord Servarayan is considered as a guardian angel by the locals of Yercaud. The temple also has Goddess Kaveri inside the cave, who is believed to be the goddess of the nearby Kaveri River. The local people in the nearby villages believe that the cave of the temple is vary long and deep and runs upto the Kaveri River. The Servarayan temple is considered as sacred and holy place and the population of Yercaud worship the temple with utmost devotion. Every year, in the month of May, the local tribal people, who live mostly in the hills, celebrate an annual festival conducted in the premises of the Servarayan temple.
The Servarayan Hills, the 3rd highest peak in the range, is actually a flat-topped plateau. The hills offer a majestic view of the nearby mountain range. The entire town of Yercaud, as well as Nagalur, is visible from the Servarayan Hills. Due to lack of availability of proper transport system, special arrangements need to be made in order to reach the temple.
Sri Raja Rajeswari Temple
Sri Raja Rajeswari Temple in Yercaud is devoted to the Hindu Goddess Sri Raja Rajeswari. This temple was established in the year 1983, by Tirukovilur Thapovanam Srila Sri Gnananada Giri Swamigal Parampara Disciple, Swami Poornanda Giri. The temple is currently managed by V Sri, son of the founder. Sri Raja Rajeswari is considered as the goddess amongst all other gods that appear in the Hindu Pantheon. Inside the temple, the idol of goddess Sri Raja Rajeswari is placed on top of Sada Shiva and is encircled and surrounded by various gods of the Hindu religion like Vishnu, Ishwar, Brahma, Lakshmi, Saraswati, Rudra etc. The people of that region believe that by worshipping to the goddess a person can gain spiritual enhancement and bliss along with prosperity and success.
Other than the above temples, there is also a Rama temple, devoted to Lord Rama, on the eastern side of the hills in Yercaud. This region is known as Pyramid Point due to the presence of Pagoda, created out of piles of stones, set randomly. Moreover there are a number of popular churches like The Retreat church, The Sacred Heart church, Holy Trinity church, Lutheran church, St Joseph's church and C S G church. There are also popular a mosque in Yercaud, where many devotees come, particularly on festive occasions.
(Last Updated on : 06-05-2014)
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