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Thiruthani Murugan temple is a Hindu temple, on the hill of Thiruttani, Tamil Nadu, India, dedicated to Lord Muruga. The hill has 365 steps indicating 365 days of the year. It is one of the Arupadaiveedu, the six holy abodes of Lord Muruga. The other five are Palani Murugan Temple, Swamimalai Murugan Temple, Tirupparangunram Murugan Temple, Pazhamudircholai and Thiruchendur Murugan Temple. Thiruthani is 87km from Chennai.HistoryThe origins of this temple, like most Hindu temples, are buried in antiquity. This temple has been mentioned in the Sangam period work Tirumurugaatruppadai composed by Nakkeerar. It has been patronized by the Vijayanagar rulers and local chieftains and zamindars. The original animal mount of Murugan is believed to have been an elephant, compared to the peacock which is considered to be the most common mount. The white elephant, is considered a powerful, terror striking animal. The iconography is maintained only in two places, namely, this temple and Tiruttani Murugan Temple. thumbLegendLegend also has it that Indra the king of the Gods gave his daughter Deivayanai in marriage to Skanda, and along with her presented his elephant Airavatam as part of his dowry offering. Upon Airavatam's departure Indra found his wealth waning. Subramanyar is said to have offered to return the white elephant, however Indra bound by protocol refused to accept a gift that he had made, and insisted that the elephant face his direction, hence the image of the elephant in this temple also faces the east.Plan my Thiruthani trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.
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Thiruthani Murugan Temple Reviews
happysmile2016September 26, 2017
We were a group of 8 travelling by a government tourism vehicle, starting from Chennai to the 6 abodes of Muruga in Tamilnadu. This temple was our first destination-about 90km from chennai on the rout... more »
Phani-IVVDSeptember 17, 2017
Thiruthani: One of the six holy abodes of Murugan in Tamilnadu. Temple is famous for "Kavadi" and different types of offerings to God. In the recent times, lot has been digitized and everything from a... more »
jaga1997reddyAugust 18, 2017
This temple is located in a hilly place.this temple will give you a taste of local culture. The temple has pleasant atmosphere with no violence. more »
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