Thiruthani Murugan Temple, Thiruthani

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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.
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  • I am fond of visiting hill temples by walk. Tiruttani always eludes me as I keep visiting in wrong time or running out of time so that I was forced to go by car. This time we determined to go by Walk ...  more »
  • Temple visiting should be pleasant not painful. Devotion is required not commotion.On 9.2 2018 may be an auspicious day (I do not know) there was rush of devotees, but I feel quite controllable. Most ...  more »
  • As it is customary,this Murugan temple is also on top of a Hillock. It is one of the Arupadai Veedus. The temple is very well maintained and has divine experience,We went atop the hill with our vehicl...  more »
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  • A very good place to visit. Parking space is enough if we drive up the hill. If there are any elders traveling, they can move to the closest parking slot from where they should be able to easily walk. Monkeys will be there everywhere. Beware of it. Also don't give money to anybody for darshan or any purpose because you might find lot of people like that.
  • Special time for my birthday, climbing the foot steps without an hiatus was manageable, but it depends on individuals and there are many places to recess on the pathway. There is an good driveway for the vehicles to pass through the mountain and Temple Board bus facility can be availed near foothills. After you reach the temple there are separate queues for different costs in order to have quick darshan or on average timings. The temple does comply with most of the facilities. There are some other temples and attractions to visit nearby in an hour or so journey and it's worth the time.
  • Easy to visit temple. Accommodation is not given for single occupancy. No proper guidance at the temple to a first timer pilgrim. Every one at the temple is concentrated on extracting money from pilgrims. Beggars and monkeys are a nuisance at the temple and the pathway to the temple summit. Shops almost encroach the steps to the temple. Monkey menace is very alarming which needs immediate attention. Arrogance and rude attitude of the native people is very much on display when one approaches them for assistance or directions.
  • Peaceful temple. Cars can go up to the hill top. Free on weekdays
  • A decent place for get Ur baby's mundan ceremony. I found people's were performing marriage too.. very neat and calm environment.. love to visit again
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