Vadapalani Murugan Temple, Chennai (Madras)

Visit Vadapalani Murugan Temple, an immensely popular Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Muraga, god of war. Originally constructed around 1890 as a humble shed, the temple underwent renovations in the 1920s, expanding into a complex complete with an intricately decorated 40.8 m (131 ft) tower that depicts various Hindu legends. Inside you'll see a picturesque courtyard featuring a number of statues of other deities surrounding a large central pond with a shrine on the water. Devotees will find plenty to admire, along with a meditation hall to calm the mind. Amenities nearby have you covered, including for food and drink. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Vadapalani Murugan Temple by using our Chennai (Madras) trip planner .
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  • Is located in the district, Vadalapani, and is dedicated to Murugan, the God of war in the Hindu pantheon. Built about 125 years ago, is so santificatio and regularly attended. Very similar to other Hindu temples where color is the master. Photos of can do only externally within no pictures. In the afternoon, reopens at 21/16 till 21.30. Personally I was not impressed.
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  • get down at vadapalani metro station and walk for 50 meters where the temple is situated there is a VIP darshan for a 20 rupees token amount or else the normal darshan takes 20-30 minutes only max  more »
  • Artwork & sculptures in temple were very beautiful. Temple is quite old but well maintained & clean. No special dress code required.  more »
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  • A very divine experience. A must visit temple in Chennai. A well maintained temple complex. A very popular God. The temple is generally crowded. Morning hours are the best. The temple is well connected, you can take metro to reach temple. Parking facilities available. However the temple complex is not disabled friendly or wheelchair friendly. If you want to see God closer, Rs20/- special tickets available.
  • Divine vibe inside the temple. The history of the place is named after the Lord here, One of the prominent place and temple in the city. There's an ample mode of travel facility are there to reach the temple, and it's a big hub you will notice it very easy on the go. The temple has all the facilities for our convenience, parking has been divided around the temple for more accomodation. There are some more famous Lord Murugan temples are in the city and in outskirts, but this temple stands first on the list. There are many deities situated inside the temple and there's an another temple located on beside. The temple performs special Pooja based out of the celestial calendar, in particular for the principle deity. Being one of the commercial hubs of the city, you could visit the temple if you're in any nearby attractions very easily. Nothing more, Almighty🙏
  • This temple is very famous in and around chennai. People from far come to visit this hold and Divine place. It's very well kept.
  • Spiritual place for all, all over Tamil Nadu, best place for simple marriage with decently sourranded area. I like the peoples who welcomes the out sides with great affection. I love this place, not only but also live up to life here. Thanks all chenniests
  • Very neatly maintained temple with ISO 9001:2008 Certificate for quality in maintenance. This is a famous temple of the Tamil God Murugan in Chennai and the best place for marriages to create a spiritual bondage between the couples. Tonsuring is done here to babies and devotees as a sign of devotion towards God Muruga.
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