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Chandra Choodeswarar Temple

Sri Chandra Choodeswarar temple is situated in Hosur, a city in Tamilnadu, near Tamilnadu- Karnataka border and hence is very near to Bangalore. This famous temples presiding deity is Maragadhamba Sametha (along with) Shri Chandrachoodeshwarar (a name for Lord Shiva) and is located on the 250ft high hill top and hence is visible from Hosur city center. This temple was built by Thirupuvanamalla Barvatharaja Anthiyazhvar who belonged to Hoysala Dynasty and is more than 700 year old, build around 1260. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, also called as Shri Choodeswarar and Goddess Parvati, and also called as Goddess Maragadambal.The temple is also mentioned as Bhadragiri Mahatmiyam in Brahmanda Purana. The Brahmandapurana narrates a story called Bhadragiri Mahatmyam of how Narada, the wandering sage, once stopped by this place and worshipped its presiding deity Shri Chandrachoodesvara (Shiva). The Lord teased him with one glimpse of himself as an iridescent iguana. Baffled, Narada went off to Satyaloka, the abode of Brahma, to beg an explanation. The incident recalled how Shiva wanted to lure Parvati there in one of his lilas and took the form of a jewel-like iguana. Chasing behind, Parvati managed to touch the tip of its green tail, which gave her an emerald hue and the name Maragathavalli, the green-hued- goddess. She had a dip in, maragathasarovaram named after her. This is in terupeta at the foot of the hill near modern Hosur.      Book Now



Kelevarapalli Dam

Kelavarapalli Dam has been constructed on the River Ponniar. This dam has the capacity to store 480 m3 Ft. The dam irrigates the agricultural lands of Krishnagiri, Vellore, Cuddalore and Dharampuri districts. It is located at a distance of 10 km from Hosur. Kelavarapalli dam is a place worth visiting for the natural beauty and pollution free environment. City dwellers can enjoy the typical village culture by visiting the nearby Chennathur village. Bird watchers can enjoy the site of various migratory birds in the vicinity..Hosur is an excellent travel destination in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. It has some of the popular site seeing places including Kelavarapalli Dam. The Hosur town is well connected with all the three modes of transport. Kelavarapalli Dam is built over Ponniar River. Ponniar River has its origin from the slopes of Chennakesava Hills which is located in the North West direction of Nandi Durg. The river flows in the south direction for a distance of approximately 90 km and reaches Kelavarapalli dam. Ponniar River finally flows through the four districts after crossing the dam to merge into the sea at Cuddalore after travelling a distance of 330 km. Canals are built on both right and left side of the dam to cater for irrigation of the nearby village. The right canal runs till Thorapalli Village covering a distance of 22 km and the left canal travels a distance of 25 km till Soolagiri Village. It has a catchment area of 1,424 square miles (3,690 km2) located in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh states. Kelavarapalli dam is built across this river near Hosur. The Krishnagiri dam and Sathanur Dam are also built across this river. Moongilthuraipattu Sugar Factory is situated on the bank of river.      Book Now


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