Saturday, April 23, 2005

Foggy Mountains

As promised I’m putting up the photos, but it’s going up in batches. So bear with me :p

We were taken to this Ambupani Murugan Temple near the Veliangiri Mountain range in Coimbatore on the 8th of April 2005. The temple is exactly at the back of Marudha Malai.

We didn’t actually climb to the temple, we ended up visiting the Agasthyar meditation hall at the foot hills. There’s a few stories associated with the place. According to legend, the temple is the spot where Hanuman meditated after the Ramayana war. (This was the info told to us so if I’m wrong don’t shoot me :p)

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So the place is supposed to be sacred for both Saivites and Vaishnavites. The Agasthyar meditation hall below, was set up by a kattu yogi (yep he’s called jungle sage).

According to him this was also the spot where Agasthyar and a few other sages performed a series of yagnas. He went on to tell us, that till today the ashes from the yagna can be found under this huge boulder at the back of the hall. Surprisingly till today the perimeter around the boulder is sandy with no vegetation, while the whole area is green.

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The boulder a closer look

This the boulder.

We were there early in the morning and the whole mountain range was enveloped in fog. Really beautiful. The weather was gorgeous and freezy. Yep cold in summer. :)))

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Down the road we were taken to this Thirupurasundari temple.

This huge Thirupurasundari was seated in the middle. Nice vibrations.

It was definitely a peaceful place, beautiful scenery, quiet surroundings and vast fields

19 comments:

* said...

Good pics, thanks.
I wud prefer some shots of the road and city too.
:)

* said...

BTW, the pic of the baby @ the top of your page is spooky, remove it!

Me said...

enna da namba india madri irukey malaysia vum nu nenaichen patha namba india pics dhan :)

* said...

me,
neenga indiava kalaaikareengala illa malaysiava kalaaikareengala? :)

Me said...

hello * nan renduyum kalaaikila

visithra malaysia la irukanga nu theriyum so malaysia photo poturukanga nu ennoda assumption la pathen aprom adhu india nu therijikitten

neenga dhan idhu madhri ketu enna kaalasitenga ;)

* said...

me,
neenga blog-a vaasipeengala illa verum padam mattum paapeengala? ellam indha praveen blog-oda effect :)

visithra said...

* : Thanks :) Unfortunately i only took photos of the countryside and temples - no city or roads - sorry :))

baby photo spooky???? lol its so cuteeee - no way im removing it!!!

visithra said...

Me : HUmmm I'm also wondering if you're making fun of Malaysia. heheheh we have this kind of remote areas you know. Even the town I live in has its remote areas, will photograph them one of these days.

visithra said...

Me and * : HUmmm aiii sandai - wait i go bring popcorn and sit and watch :p

I think Me got attracted to the photos first, black background stiking photos (sondah peruhmai) hehehe. First impression iruhkuleh. But seriously Me ur statement did create questions :)))

Me said...

hello * nan enna sonnalum neenga enna kalaikaradhu nu mudivupanniteenga so now me talking less listening more ;)

hello visithra ungaluku nichayum politics la oru periya yedam undu :) onnumay illadha vishyatha perusu padithi rendu per kum sanda mooti uda pathutengaley. edho * nanum ahimsa vayiya kada pudikarthnala yedho idhu sadharnama poyidichi ;)

visithra said...

Me : Thank you thank you. :ppp anna antha directioneh vehndam im too honest for it :ppp

Chummathan popcorn vechikithu vedhikay pahkanumnu oru aasai nengeh mathikithingeh :ppp

* said...

its allright Me. Next time neenga india varumbodhu idhey blog-a printout eduthu ennoda doubts ellaam clear pannikiren :)

visithra said...

* : heheheheh - typo error is it? Who is clearing whose doubts if Me prints out and you clear ur doubt?

Sudhir Parasuram (Lakkaraju) said...

Well, "kathu" is ear and "kattu" is forest. Now which one is that sage called ? :)

Cheers,
Sudhir.P

visithra said...

Errr changed it heheheh fingers slipped :pppp though ear sage sounds better than jungle sage :ppp

Kay said...

Visit

summa intha photos'laaam podathe naaalu ponnunga irukara photo vaaa podu pakkurathukku konjam santhosamavathu irukum :P

visithra said...

Kay : Errr sorrypa no ponnu photo - donkey photo iruhku vehnumma?? :ppppp

Ennapa ithu oruhthar road photo vehnum sohlrangeh then Mallu gals pahkalehyanu oru kelvi ipoh Gals photo vehnumnu oru application!

Excuse me, gals dont take photos of other gals and even if we do we dont publicise them. :pp

Vinod Antony said...

nice pics. Loved see pics of coimbatore as i hail from there..

visithra said...

Vinod Anthony : Welcome here :))

Thanks, oh you're a coimbatorean.