The Temple will open daily only between 8:30 AM and 11:30 AM (Every Sunday, 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM). Once it is closed, it will not reopen until the next day.
It is a total of 3,825 feet high.
It will take 2 hours to reach the top and 2 hours to come back down on average.
Board the government bus at 6:30 AM from Oddanchatram bus stand with the destination town Kodumudi. Inquire about the bus stop named ‘K. Keeranur Malleswaran Kovil’. Some buses will stop at the foothill, while others will stop 500 meters before at the bus stop called ‘K. Keeranur Adi Pipe’. Please refer to this link for detailed transportation information.
Yes, but unfortunately, the bathrooms are closed due to maintenance. Try to refresh in nearby towns. Please refer to this link for detailed accommodation information.
The nearest railway station is Oddanchatram. Please refer to this link for detailed transportation information.
No, shops are not available at the temple, so you’ll have to obtain the items on your own.
No, footwear is strictly prohibited. Devotees consider the hill itself to be a lingam.
Parking facilities at the temple are indeed available, and they are provided free of charge.
Yes, it is important to handle children with care. However, it is advisable to provide them with energy drinks to maintain their energy levels.
No, this is a narrow hill and we can only climb it on foot.
Night stays and evening trekking are not allowed strictly due to security reasons.
You can prefer any month, but we would suggest December. In December, you will feel like you are in a hill station like Ooty or Kodaikanal.
Yes, you can reach the top temple in the cave, which is located at 85% of the hill, and it takes 15 minutes to reach the peak.
Snacks, a water bottle, and socks are fine. Use a backpack to carry them. Don’t keep anything in your hand because it’s easier to hold onto rods in difficult places.
Meditation is allowed, and the early morning is considered the optimal time for practice.
There are no fees involved. It is completely free of charge.
It depends; he doesn’t have a cell phone. You can meet him if he’s at the temple.
Is it true that it’s possible to communicate with ancestors while meditating? I’ve heard in a few YouTube videos that such communication is possible
No, it is not possible to communicate with ancestors while meditating. Claims suggesting such communication are purely mythical and lack any factual basis.
Yes, it is allowed to use your own transport to reach the temple. For the best route, you can search “Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple – Kondarangi Hills” on Google Maps.
Please contact Vijayakumar at 9886662366 for guidance on making a donation. Please note that the temple does not initiate calls to solicit donations, and currently, online payments are not accepted.
We are here to help you! Feel free to call us at 9886662366(Vijayakumar) between 7AM and 10PM for any doubts or assistance you may need.
For tonsure, you can contact the Poojari in the temple on the spot. They will arrange for a barber who is available in Kondarangi Keeranur.
For ear piercing, take an Aasari with you. No one is available in Kondarangi Keeranur.
There is no fee to pay for the temple; it’s free. However, you will need to pay the barber/Aasari (We can’t guarantee the amount).
Is pre-booking required for a marriage at a temple? If yes, whom should I contact? Is it chargeable?
Yes, pre-booking is required for a marriage at a temple. Book in advance and get a receipt. The temple will charge a small amount. You have to contact AMN Nattudurai, the Temple Committee president (refer to our ‘Contact Us’ page for contact details).
No wild animals are living on the hill, excluding monkeys. You can see peacocks at the base of the hill.