Maruthuva Malai, which is also known as Marunthu Vazhum Malai interprets as Medicine living Mountain. Huddled in the majestic Travancore Hills, distances north of Cape Comorin, it makes for a charming region with diverse paddy fields blanketing the plains and the foothills of the Western Ghats as a silhouette in the evening sky. As you travel by the NH4, you can’t refrain the magnificent mountain as it stands up to the sky in its entire rocky glory.
Every time you visit, Nagercoil or Kanyakumari, Just plan to ascend this mountain further. It is a 500-meter tall mountain (Just over a considerable portion of a km altitude). It takes an hour to achieve the top for average climbers. The professional trekkers can reach the top in mere 40 minutes. This is yet one of the few trekkers most loved places in India. As you go through the trek, you will understand why it is the especially beat in for largest loved point list for most Indian trekkers.
Maruthuva Malai is among the major mountains in the Hindu mythology. Shree Narayana Guru, a famous social reformer, is deemed to have meditated in a cavern in Maruthuva Malai.
This rugged mountain swarms in medicinal plants and is a vital source for Ayurvedic curative herbs. The elevation is 830 feet high and can be reached by a trek through the mesmerising scenery.
The antiquity of Maruthuva Malai is a legend on its own. The tale is that Maruthuva Malai is a section of the Sanjeevani Mountain, which Lord Hanuman brought to Sri Lanka to heal Lakshmana when he was wounded by Ravana’s son, Indrajit. A part of the mountain is assumed to have dropped here, at the place where the Medicine Mountain is now.
Maruthuva Malai is an exceptional spot for trekking and hiking thanks to the wonderful surroundings. There is an unusual little Shivan Temple at the peak shielded by a canopy of trees. Ideally, visit the temple at dawn or dusk to soak in the breathtaking view of the sun’s rays showering over the valley subsequently. The magnificent sights from the mountain add the bay of the Manakudi Lake, temples, paddy fields and the coastal area from Leepuram to Muttom.
when you Climb up to the peak of the mountain. There’s a cave there where Sage Agasthya is deemed to have existed in. Maruthuva Malai has nine theerthams – Shiva, Agasthya, Rama, Sita, Hanuman, Palar, Devendaran, Brhama and Kalidhasan.
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