Bala Dhandayudhapani Mohanur

Bala Dhandayudhapani, Mohanur

Other Temples - Namakkal District


Bala Dhandayudhapani, facing west

Other Deities

Vinayaka, Dakshinamurthy, Saneeswara

Bala Dhandayudhapani Mohanur is a west-facing temple on a small hillock called Kaadhamalai. At the base of the hill is a mandapam with the peacock mount of Lord Muruga. The temple is reached by climbing about 25 broad steps. The entrance inside to the sanctum is on the west and the temple is covered on all sides by concrete walls. The main deity is a child Muruga in an Aandi Kolam, semi-naked having renounced the world. The name of the Hill came about after the great Muruga Devotee Saint Kirubhananda Variyar mentioned that the lord here attracts you like a Magnet (Kaandham in Tamil).

Holy Water (Theertham) – No information

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – No information


Bala Dhandayudhapani Mohanur is said to be an old temple. Historical information is not available as of now.


When Lord Muruga left Mount Kailash in anger over the competition over a fruit with his brother Vinayaka, he was on his way to Palani Hill. On the way, his mother Parvati Devi came after him to persuade him to turn come back. When she called out he stopped here at Bala Dhandayudhapani Mohanur to look back at her. The place came to be called Maghanur (Maghan in Tamil means Son) and transitioned over time to Mohanur.


Bala Dhandayudhapani Mohanur is on the north side of Mohanur on the road going towards Namakkal.

Stay and Food

None locally except tea shops. The closest is Namakkal.

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