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     TOUR ON METTUR

Mettur Dam is very beautiful place of Tourist. The river is a wonderful site  to watch & enjoy. The Dam in front of it also adds beauty  to it. Many Temples also around it.

 

  DAM PARK

    A Beautiful  park opposite to Dam was formed with Lawns, fountains.  This park attracts large number of tourists from nearby districts.

 

  MUNIAPPAN (OR) AIYANAR TEMPLE:

  Muniappan ( or) Aiyanar Statue is situated near the Dam park near the river.

 

 FESTIVALS

    Adiperukku Festival is Celebrated in Mettur every year in the month of August

(Tamil month Adi eighteenth day)  Large number of tourists visiting Mettur and have a holy tip in the Kaveri River.

 

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Muniappan Temple

Muniappan ( Forefather) .  It is an ancient and very popular village deity of Mettur.  He is also known as "Aiyanar" ( Revered Father).  The word Muni is generally taken to mean an anchorite, or one who has taken a vow of mauna. (silence)   It is frequently used for a sage who has supernatural powers which he displays in his blessings and curses.  This interpretation is inappropriate when the phrase is seen in the combination of muniappan. The word muni stands for munnai ( fore ) and appan ( father ) Therefore it is believed the words muniappan and aiyanar refer to an ancient dravidian cult of ancestor worship.  

Blood sacrifices at these shrines are very common.  The huge and terrifying images are accompanied by larger than life figures of attendants and animals.  Smaller terra cotta horses and iron spears, offered by devotees in fulfillment of their vows, usually crowd the front yard of these shrines.  In the centre of the shrine, there is usually a grouping of triangular shaped an iconic stones or Neolithic stone implements, or some other form of a pandukal monument such as a dolmen. The new cult of Aiyappan is the Sanskritized braminical Hindu version of the Aiyanar cult. Because of the dominant presence of Muniappan shrines everywhere, the Salem district is known as the Land of Muniappan.  

 

        Nanthi

It is a place called PANNAVADI Near Mettur ,This was  constructed above 200 years ago, Every year when the water level was low in Dam this will be visible .This nanthi was attached to a temple which was covered by sand now.

Old Church

This Church also a very old one which has been Closed by the river after the construction of the Dam. I is located 8 Km from Dam. This Churck will as be visible only during the down of water. We can reach it by going to Pannavadi and through parasial it able to go close and see

Parisial  Used as a boat


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