Places of Worship in Kodaikanal


The picturesque city of Kodaikanal situated near the temple city of Madurai is also embellished with pilgrim sites that are frequently visited by the tourists from all over the country.

Of the various places of worship in Kodaikanal, the Kurinji Andavar Temple is one of the most popular pilgrimage sites that is set at a distance of 3 kilometers from the picturesque lake of Kodaikanal. The tolerance of the city of Kodaikanal to all religions is reflected in the places of worship that intersperse the city.

The Kurinji Andavar Temple is the primary tourist attraction of the city. The temple is dedicated to Lord Muruga who is believed to be the 'God of the Hills'. The temple derives its name from the Kurinji flowers that dot the hill slopes of Kodaikanal.

The flower blooms once after every twelve years and lays a hued tinge to the hill slopes. The other temple of the city are the Vinayagar Temple, the Mariamman Temple and the Murugan Temple. The two mosques at Munjikal and Ellis Villa are also constituent parts of the places of worship of Kodaikanal.

The places of worship in Kodaikanal also comprise of the churches that have been constructed in different time periods.

Some of the churches in Kodaikanal are St. Joseph's Church, St. Mary's Church, Francis Xavier Church, Luthern Mission Church and Sacred Heart Church.

The places of worship at Kodaikanal are frequently visited by the pilgrims who visit the religious sites to offer prayers and seek the blessing from the gods.



Last Updated on : 05 May 2011