Kurinji Andavar Temple
Located approximately 3 km away from Kodaikanal Lake, Kurinji Andavar Temple is one of Kodaikanal's most revered places of worship. Built under the patronisation of Leelavathi Ramanathan in the year 1936, this temple is dedicated to the 'God of the Hills'- Lord Muruga. The beautiful surroundings, characterised by undulating forest-covered terrains, exude immense natural beauty. From the temple site, you can behold undisturbed views of the Palani Valley and Vaigai Dam. The name 'Kurinji Andavar' is derived from the Kurinji flower that can be found in seemingly endless numbers in the valleys of the hill station. Blossoming once in twelve years, these flowers lend a stunning hued tinge to the slopes of Kodaikanal. Lord Muruga, the temple's main deity, is often called as 'Sri Kurinji Easware' meaning the Lord of the Kurinjis.