Location: Venkateshwara Perumal Temple is amongst the most revered holy sites located in Ooty, the district capital of the Nilgiris district.
Description: The Venkateshwara Perumal Temple in Ooty is dedicated to Lord Venkateshwara. According to sacred Hindu writings, Lord Vishnu was incarnated as a supreme form of Lord Venkateshwara. The name Venkateshwara originated from Sanskrit, an ancient Indian language, where Vem means sin, Kata means destruction and Ishwara means Supreme Lord. The divine temple offers eternal bliss and happiness to its devotees. The deity worshipped here is considered as the divine power who gives mukti or moksha to his devotees. Due to this reason, large numbers of devotees visit the temple from across the country every year. From the temple you can enjoy panoramic views of Nilgiri hills. The main deity of this temple rests in the Garbagriha, a sanctum sanctorum. In the sanctum, there are beautiful and vibrant depictions of Lord Vishnu. The serene ambiance of the temple makes it easy for the devotees to meditate and worship the lord. The idol of Lord Venkateshwara is placed on a stone pedestal in the shrine and sparkles with light at night.
Activities: All festivals related to Lord Vishnu are celebrated in the temple and tourists can also become a part of these celebrations. Visitors can also view the beauty of temple complex, carved using Indian architecture style.