Shevaroy Temple Viewpoint
Nature | Pilgrimage
#7 of 15 Places to Visit in Yercaud
Distance (From Yercaud Bus Station): 7 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1-2 Hours
Transportation Options: Cab / Auto
Travel Tips: None
At a distance of 7 km from Yercaud Bus Stand, Shevaroyan Temple is a hill temple situated atop Shevaroyan hill in Yercaud town of Tamil Nadu. Situated at an altitude of 5326 feet, this is the highest point in Yercaud Hills.
The Shevaroyan temple is a cave temple. The main deity of Shevaroy temple is Lord Shevaroyan, worshiped by tribal people of the region. This temple can be best described as narrow and dark caves which are adorned by idols of Goddess Kaveri and Lord Shevaroyan. The male deity is believed to be the god of Servaroyan hills while the female deity is considered as the goddess of River Cauvery. It is a common belief among people residing in the area that Goddess Kaveri is believed to be the guardian deity of the 67 villages located around Yercaud.
This cave temple is believed to be 2000 years old as per the locals. The cave extends beyond the temple and the locals say it extends all the way to the Kaveri River in Karnataka, a distance of 480 km. Tippu Sultan was supposed to have hidden in this cave during a war. There is a wishing well too near the temple. The locals believe if they are able to throw at least one stone, from three picked up from the temple, inside the well, with their backs to the well, they will succeed in whatever they plan to do.
The native tribes come in hundreds and celebrate their annual festival in the premises of this temple during the month of May every year with great pomp. From the temple, one can enjoy the scenic beauty of the surrounded hills and picturesque town of Yercaud. A good view of Yercaud town and Nagalur can be obtained from this hill.
Timings: 8. 30 AM to 5 PM