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. Before you head to Thiruchendur, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Thiruchendur online day trip planner , to make sure you see all that Thiruchendur has to offer, including Thiruchendur Murugan Temple.
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  • Despite being located on the seashore, with devotees visiting in large numbers the temple and the surroundings are maintained quite neatly. We had darshan in reasonably good time - once in the daytime...  more »
  • One of the best temple . But there all priests are very worst .. they keep on asking money . Even beggars are better than them .. other than that temple is very good . And beach which is located where...  more »
  • We stayed in Hotel Shanmugar very near to temple.Please do not miss Valli cave..One should stay for atleast 3days to soak in the sprituality. Golden Chariot pulling in the evening is very beautiful..V...  more »
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  • Great Temple for lord Murugan. I love to watch the sea all the time. people Crowd is always there on functional days. so we need a lot of improvements hygienic methods.
  • Nice temple and the view is very good. You can enjoy the water but try not going in the summer because it gets too hot. If you pay more you can skip the line. Food is easily available here. Temple is very big so you can rest after your darshan
  • going there from my childhood, excellent temple maintenance and will get good devotional feelings once visit there. For past 5 generations this temple is like our family god(visiting frequently). Our all generation peoples first hair balding will be in here only... Arogara.....
  • 5 stars : to God in all his Abhishekams. Unless you are devoted enough to bare your upper torso, ignore all the spits all over outside of temple, bare sweaty, salty bodies rubbing you, people just pushing you all the time, with no decent organization even if you buy the extra special 250₹ ticket, the one with the loudest voice & rugby-like behavior wins.. I wouldn't recommend this place to feel anything "God-like".
  • It's an amazing ancient temple situated right next to the beach. It is said that during tsunami of 2004 the temple was untouched from the effects of it. After visiting the temple you can relax on the beach which is very clean and maintained. How to reach Tiruchandur: You can use either train or bus. Cost of auto from beach to the bus station or vice versa is just 70 for 2 person. It's a must visit for travel enthusiasts.
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