Sunday, August 3, 2008

Marunthuval Malai - 1

Place : Marunthuval Malai, Kanyakumari District

Location : Maruthnuval Malai is 9 km north of kanyakumari and
situated inbetween Nagercoil and Kanyakumari.

The road to Kanyakumari from Nagercoil touches Marunthuval Malai.

The Marunthuvazh Malai also known as the Maruthuva Malai,
(Marunthu vazum Malai– the abode of medicinal herbs) is
accordingto tradition, a fragment of the Sanjeevi Mountain,
which is believed to be flown by lord Hanuman with the life
saving sanjeevini Herb.

The sanjeevini mountain was beleived to be taken to lanka by lord
Hanumanto save Lakshmana who was wounded by Indrajit ,
the son of Ravana.

It stretches for about 2 Km's and the height is approximately 830 meters.

Base of the hill

Lord Hanuman

Steps to the top

Panoramic view

Lord Shiva Shrine
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