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Thiruchendur Murugan Temple, Thiruchendur

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Head to Thiruchendur Murugan Temple and see one of India's largest and most visited temples. Dedicated to Lord Murugan, the 40 m (133 ft) sandstone tower represents one of six sacred temple complexes of the Kaumaram region, and the only one located by the sea. Pilgrims from around the world visit the holy place every year. You can see the tall, thin, pyramid-shaped Dravidian design from all around the city; up close you can marvel at the seemingly countless intricate figures making up the facade. Use our Thiruchendur trip builder to add Thiruchendur Murugan Temple and other attractions to your Thiruchendur vacation plans.
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  • I was planning to visit this temple since last six years, but finally made it in 2017. An ancient temple, beautifully located on the sea shore of Bay of Bengal. The temple has worshiping of Lord Murug...  more »
  • I went to this temple in 1962. I had to go from the railway station in a horse driven cart. It was like a village. But when I read the above reviews I find that the priests have not changed. There wer...  more »
  • Shirts not allowed 100 rs is better as usually crowded Don't fail to visit the pancha lingas behind the main murugar, spl ticket to be purchased for that Shanmuga archanai is famous here Beach is too ...  more »
  • Lord Murugan is powerful God. Temple very nice. Enjoyed in sea. Thiruchendur Murugan Temple is an ancient Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Muruga situated in Tamilnadu, India. The puranic name or historical name for this temple is jayanthipuram. It is also one of the Aru Padaiveedu (six major abodes) or six sacred temples of Kaumaram religion. It is the only one among the six sacred temple complexes to be situated near the sea shore. Other five are situated in mountain region.
  • An asura by name Surapadma was ruling Veera Mahendrapuri, an island fortress. He performed many austerities invoking Lord Shiva and the Lord granted him many boons. Later, the asura became arrogant and captured all the three worlds—the heaven, earth and the hell. He made the Devas, the heavenly immortals to do menial task. The Devas were unable to bear his torture and complained to Lord Shiva. Lord Shiva opened his third eye to create a son to kill Surapadma. Six sparks of fire emanated from the third eye. These divine sparks were received by River Ganges through Agni, the God of Fire and passed on to the Himalayan lake, Saravana Poigai. Here they were transformed into six babies. Saravanapoigai .Here they were transformed into six babies. These babies were suckled by the six Kirithika nymphs. Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvathi Devi came to Saravana Poigai, and when Goddess Uma fondly clasped the babies they joined together to become Lord Arumuga with six faces and twelve arms. When child Arumuga grew up to become a young boy, Lord Shiva asked him to destroy Surapadma and free the Devas from their cruel bondage. Lord Muruga reached Tiruchendur with his huge army and camped. He sent his lieutenant, Veerabahu to the asuras as an emissary and asked Surapadma to release the Devas. Since Surapadma turned down the request, a war ensued. An intense battle was fought for a few days. During the first five days of the war, the brothers of Surapadma and all other asuras perished. On the sixth day, in the battle between Lord Muruga and Surapadma, the lance of Lord Muruga pierced the body of Surapadma, who got himself transformed into a frightful mango tree, and broke it into two. The broken pieces instantly transformed themselves into a mighty peacock and a cock. Lord Muruga took the peacock as his vahana or vehicle and the cock on his banner. This event is popularly known as Surasamharam, or the destruction of Surapadman. After Surasamharam, Lord Muruga desired to worship his father, Lord Shiva. Hence Mayan, the divine architect constructed this shrine at Tiruchendur. Even now Lord Subramaniyan is seen in the posture of worshiping Lord Shiva in the sanctum sanctorum.
  • Famous Lord murugan temple. Here murugan known as guru. Very powerful temple. Near small cave valli gugai & valli sunai water well. Train up to tutukudi. Full bus facility.
  • Got variety of sweets!!!!! don't forgot to buy sweets such as thenkulal,karupatti mittai,
  • Thiruchendur (Thiru Seer Alai Vaai ) is one of the (Arupadaiveedu )Six sacred temples of Lord Murugan. It is the only one among the Six sacred temple to be situated near the sea shore. Other five are situated in mountain region.