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Sri Suruli Velappar temple
 
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Moolavar: Suruli Velappar ( Suruli Andavar)
  Urchavar: Velappar
  Amman / Thayar: -
  Thala Virutcham: -
  Theertham: Surabi Theertham
  Agamam / Pooja : -
  Old year: 1000-2000 years old
  Historical Name: Suruthi Malai
  City: Surulimalai
  District: Theni
  State: Tamil Nadu
 
Singers:
     
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 Festival:
     
  Chithirai utsav in April-May; Aadi 18 celebrations in July-August; New Moon days in Aadi and Thai month (July-August and January-February respectively) Thai Poosam in January-February; Vaikunda Ekadasi in December-January; Shivrathri in February-March and Panguni Uthiram in March-April are the festivals celebrated in the temple.  
     
 Temple's Speciality:
     
  The place is noted for many wonders. This is a cave temple. The wet sand when dried becomes Vibhuti the sacred ash. A tree had become rock due to the perennial flowing of water on it. Tree leaves and stems become a rock if placed under water for 48 days. No rock is slippery despite water flowing on them for ever.  
     
Opening Time:
    
 The temple is open from 8.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. 
   
Address:
   
  Sri Suruli Velappar Temple, Surulimalai, Theni district.  
   
Phone:
   
  +91- 97903 55234 
    
 General Information:
     
  Lords Shiva and Vishnu, Vinayaka are in the sanctum sanctorum along with Lord Velappar-Muruga.  The place is historically famous as Neduvel Kundram-Hill of Lord Muruga.  According to faith, the hill is the home of all Gods, hence there are idols for all Gods.  Sweet pudding-Sarkarai Pongal is offered as nivedhana to Lord Muruga here.
 
     
 
Prayers
    
  For freedom from sins committed, devotees carry milk pots, perform special abishek to Lord, tonsure and bathe in Surabi River gaining benefits of a peaceful life.  All physical problems and diseases will disappear. The river has rich herbal properties.
 
    
Thanks giving:
    
  People perform special abishek to Lord and feed the poor – Annadhanam. 
    
 Greatness Of Temple:
     
  As huge number of Rishis and Devas reached Himalayas to attend the divine wedding of Lord Shiva with Mother Parvathi, north level rose up and the south went deeply down.  Lord Shiva sent Sage Agasthya to south to balance the earth level.  As the sage was unable to have the wedding darshan, Lord granted this darshan to the sage in this cave.  Hence this cave is praised as Kailash Guhai – cave.
The cave has many wonderful features as a tree, its stemps and leaves changing into rock after 48 days in deep water, the wet sand changing into sacred ash etc.  There are many caves here as Vibhuthi Guhai, Sarpa Guhai, Pattaiya Guhai, Krishnan Guhai and Kannimar Guhai.  Each has a holy spring-theertham.  The cave is of OHM mantra letter shape with a rock having the foot lines-rekhas of dancing Kannimars.   It is the faith of the devotees that they would attain salvation if they perform penance here
 
     
  Temple History:
     
  The Devas, subjects of the celestial world, Sages, Siddhas and others, in their effort to defeat Ravana and release themselves from their bonded life under him, held a meeting in the Kailasa Nathar cave headed by Lord Maha Vishnu.  When Ravana came there with his huge army, Lord Maha Vishnu stood before him in Boodha Swarupa covering earth and heaven and blocked his march.  Ravana trembled and retreated to save himself from the fury of Lord.  Lord Suruli Velappar graces His devotees from a cave above this spot.
 
     
Special Features:
     
  Miracle Based: This is a hill temple.This is a place of wonders. Tree has become rock. Leaves and stems of trees when submerged in water for 48 days also become stones. The wet sand when dried changes into Vibhuti the sacred ash. No place is slippery despite regular water flows.
 
     
 
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