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Arapaleeswarar Temple in Kolli Hills

Arapaleeswarar Temple in Kolli Hills

Kolli Hills or Kolli Malai is a small mountain range located in central Tamil Nadu in Namakkal district of India. The mountains are about 1000 to 1300 m in height and cover an area of approximately 280 km².
Arappaleeswarar temple in Kollimalai
The Kolli Hills has 70 hair pin bends to reach the top of the hills (Some are more steep). The Kolli Hills are part of the Eastern Ghats, which is a mountain range that runs mostly parallel to the east coast of South India. The entire range of the Kolli Hills gets a religious importance because of the Arapaleeswarar Temple and Agaya Gangai Waterfalls. Such is the importance of this temple that the ancient Tamil literature speaks of this temple in glorious terms.
Kolli Hills Shiva Temple
Arappaleeswarar Temple Kolli Hills
Arappaleeswarar Temple in Kolli Hills in Tamil Nadu is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Set a midst beautiful hills and lush greenery, the temple is believed to have been built during the 1st or 2nd century AD by Valvil Ori . The Kollimalai shiva temple is very ancient one and it dates back to the period of Appar, who has referred to it in his Kshetra Kovai Tiruttandakam.
The region was ruled by Valvil Ori (வல்வில் ஓரி) around 200 A.D., who is praised as one of the seven great philanthropists (கடை ஏழு வள்ளல்) of ancient Tamil Nadu.
Kolli Hills - Sri Arappaleeswarar Swamy Temple
கொல்லி மலை - அரப்பளீஸ்வரர் திருக்கோயில்
Main Deity
Lord Shiva
Name
Sri Arapaleeswarar
Goddess Name
Sri Archalai
Location
Kolli Malai
Temple Tank

Significance
The region was ruled by Valvil Ori
Ancient
1000 years old
Travel Base
Namakkal

How to Reach : Kollimalai Arapaleeswarar temple is 90 km from Salem on the Rasipuram route. Buses are available from Salem and Namakkal to reach the temple.
Shri Arappaleeswarar Temple,
Ariyurnadu, Kollimalai, Salem district, Tamil Nadu 637411.
The temple is open from 7.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. and 2.30 p.m. to 7.00 p.m.
During the festival days, the temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m.

To Get more info Click on :  Kolli Hills and Aagaya Gangai Water Falls 

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