Baladandayuthapani Temple is located dedicated to Lord Murugan. It is Located at Nondimedu, Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu, India. The main God here is Baladandathuthapani, Jalakandeswarar.
About the Temple
Lord Muruga is the deity of the hills and places adjacent to it known as Kurinji region in Tamil literatures. Nilgiris happen to be a natural hill region and His worship in this hilly region is but a tradition. A rock behind the sanctum of the Badugar temple is naturally long looking as if Perumal in a reclining form. The temple is at a height of 7,500 feet.
Legend and Stories
A couple once went to Palani seeking child boon. After realizing their wish, they could not go to Palani for some reason or other. Lord Muruga appeared in their dream and asked them to raise a temple for Him in this hill. The couple was happy, raised the temple and worshipped Him as their prayer commitment. It later became famous in the region. As the Elk family deers were large in number in the area, the place came to be known as Elk Hills.
5 day Thaipoosam festival in January-February, Panguni Uthiram in March-April, Skanda Sashti in October-November, Vaikasi Visakam in May-June and days related to Muruga worship are the festivals celebrated in the temple besides Deepavali, Pongal and New Year days, drawing huge crowds.
Worshipping Lord Muruga benefits the devotee with happy wed lock, child boon and all family welfare. Going uphill to the temple through the natural healthy breeze in the serene environment cures the devotee from blood pressure, breathing difficulties, joint pains and other physical problems.
Ear boring, tonsuring, carrying Kavadi and milk pots, observing Krthika fasting, poor feeding, contributing to temple maintenance and renovations are the prayer commitments followed by devotees.
How To Reach Sri Baladandapani Swami Temple, Nondimedu
The nearest airport is situated at Coimbatore Airport.
The nearest railway station is situated at Udhagamandalam,Coimbatore Railway Station.
The temple is just 2 km from the heart of Udhagamandalam. It is 98 km from Coimbatore.
Sri Baladandapani Swami Temple,
Nondimedu, Nilgiris District, Ooty,
Tamil Nadu, Pincode - 643001.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- For matrimonial bliss
- For the gift of childbirth
- For family welfare
Shadaananam Chandana Liptha Gathram Mahorasam Divya Mayoora Vaahanam Rudrasya Soonum Suraloka Naatham Brahmanya Devam Charanam Prapadye
Meaning -I always take refuge in the 6 faced Lord Guha, who has sandal paste smeared over his body, who is broad-chested, whose vehicle is the peacock, who is Lord Shiva's son and who leads the army of the Devas.
Heyswami Natha Karunakara Dheenabandho Shree Parvatheesha Mukha Pankaja Padmabandho Shree Saadhi Devagana Poojitha Padha Padma Vallesa Nadha Mama Dehi Karaavalambham
Meaning -O! Merciful Lord Swaminatha, who cares for the poor, who is the sun to Lord Shiva's lotus face, whose lotus feet are acknowledged by Lord Vishnu and the others, Valli's Lord, please uplift me by lending me your hand.
Ariru Thadanthozh Vazhga Arumugam Vazhga Veppai Kooru Sei Thanivel Vazhga Kukkudum Vazhga Sevvel Yeriya Magnai Vazhga Aanai Thun Anangu Vazhga Maarila Valli Vazhga Vazhga Seer Adiyar Yellam
Meaning -Oh Muruga, we hail your 12 strong shoulders for they protect us from our enemies, we hail your 6 faces, we hail the Vel, your weapon that broke apart the Krounja mountain to reveal the asura in it. We hail the bird, the cock, that is part of your symbol in the flag. We hail your peacock, that takes you all over the world, we hail your consort Devyani, who was brought up by Indra's white elephant, Airavadam, we hail your other consort, the flawless Valli. And we hail your Bhaktas who worship you as a prayer.
Uruvai Aruvai Uladhai Iladhai Maruvai Malarai Maniyai Oliyai Karuvai Uyirai Gadhiyai Vidhiyai Guruvai Varuvai Arulvai Guhaney
Meaning -O Lord Muruga, you have form and you are formless, you have everything and have nothing, you who exist in the smallest, in flowers, in a bell's ring, in the light. You are the embryo, the life, destiny and fate. Bestow your blessings on us as our guru.
The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and 5.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.