|A view of the hillock of 1008 Shiva temples from the starting point!|
1008 Shiva temples on a hillock! Surprised! Vinayaka Mission Institutions, Salem has built 1008 Shiva temples with identical Nandis in front of them all over a hillock on the Salem - Sangagiri highway on the right just after crossing the Vinayaka Mission Institutions.
|Ganesha - Muzhumudharkadavul at the starting point|
A huge Vinayaka greets you at the foothills, and the guard is very helpful in guiding devotees on how to go up the hillock by walk/by car. I would suggest walking up if time and health permit as it gives ample time to stop at each lingam, named after the sahasra namas of Lord Shiva, and offer prayers.
|Beautiful settings as we go up the hill at dusk|
|Replica of Thiruparankundram - one of AruPadai Veedu temples|
|The gopuram of Arunachala Sundareshwara seen from the foothill|
As it is on the By - Pass, this temple is easily accessible to devotees who travel by road and on a weekend there are several devotees who come from other parts of the city and spend a quiet and serene evening here amidst nature and divinity.
|More lingams as we go down|
Definitely stop by if you happen to travel that side ! You can also read this post from This website also has a lot of interesting info about Salem.
|A panoramic view from our car as we move down the hillock reluctantly !!|