- Gopinath Temple
Bhagawan Gopinath enshrined in an unostentatious pretty little mandir atop of a
hill has established certain unique traditions worthy of emulation for profit
and spiritual solace. Lying in the close vicinity of National Highway with a
rail head at a distance of 3 km, This temple is deemed a haven for the cow-herds
and owners of milch cattle. This Lord developed an irrepressible passion for
milk bath - ksheerabhishek, and if offered, blesses the milt cattle pour
through their udders unexpected quantities of milk to the greatest gratification
of the owners. So every day scores of milk cattle owners bring litres and
litres of milk for Bhagawan's morning bath.
priests in addition to offering of several other abhishekas like panner, curd,
honey, water etc. pour liter after liter of pure thick milk brought by the
owners of milk cattle. One can see an unending performance of this special offer
on Saturdays in particular. Another odd tradition is - offering of small
replicas of clay made cows to the deity, believing that they will be blessed
with milk cattle giving huge quantities of
milk certainly to and earn disproportionate profit. Such beliefs, when yield
good returns, the visitation to huge crowds throughout the year is nothing
uncommon. This temple is also serving as a picnic spot for several modern
youngsters for their weekend programmes. Sundays see unmanageable congregations
of both fun-craving youth and God-loving bhaktas. The temple is bereft of any
extraordinary sculpture, nor displays architectural grandeur. The archamurti in
standing posture soaked in milk gives eyeful darsan and lifts. It is a miss-not
Vaishnava kshetra, of this region visited by unending streams of bhaktas.
lies 10 km off Dindigul of Anna district of Tamil Nadu and accessible by four
wheelers or train.
- Perumal Temple
upcoming district headquarters town, besides gaining a covetable place on the
industrial map of Tamil Nadu with its rich historical heritage boasts of scores
of places of worship for gods of all denominations, as a matter of fact. Strange
to see that nearly one dozen most visit-worthy shrines, like Saneswar koil,
Perurnal koil, Jyoti Ramalingar koil, Anjaneyar koil, Kottai Mariamman koil,
Ayyappan koil, Sri Kanyaka Parameswari koil, Abhirami koil, Adiparasakti koil,
Kaliamma koil etc. are situated at the foot of the fortified little hillock
lying to the west-end of the town. With several kinds of devotional programmes,
each is carrying on this little town is made a Bhuloka swarga throbbing with
animated spiritual life.
these, the Perumal koil located adjacent to the Municipal Park is quite ancient
and takes pride of place among the Vaishnavalayas. It is a well-built temple
with impressive architectural and sculptural adornments. It contains two
prakaras and encloses in them all the essential component parts. In the
garbhagriha, the Lord in standing posture, elaborately decorated gives darsan
and lifts the genuine devotees. There are mini-shrines for parivaradevathas both
in the inner and outer prakaras. Agamic puja offered everyday with veneration
due. The annual car festival lure lakhs of people.
lies at the foot of the fortified hillock of Dindigul town, accessible by walk
or cycle rickshaws.
- Varadarajaswamy Temple
close to the railway station of the Nagalnagar area of the town, this Vaishnava
temple has earned a good reputation due to patronage by the rich Sourastra -
weaving community. It is also a very big temple possessing all the indispensable
parts with a separate shrine for the Mother Mahalakshmi.
Recent additions of Subrahmanyaswamy koil at its rear has enhanced its splendour
by drawing streams of devout Saivate bhaktas too. Regular puja is conducted with
great zeal. The mulavirat is of about four feet in height and pleases the
viewers by his extraordinary floral decoration.
the periodical festivals, the Vaikunta Eakadasi, Vilakku puja performed on
Fridays in margali masa, are biggest draws and lure thousands of people.
Surrounded by the dwelling houses of devout Sourastra weavers; flourishing
business establishments and above all proper maintenance are its additional
advantages for its ever-growing importance.
lies near the railway junction of Dindigul town of Tamil Nadu, accessible by
town bus or walk even.