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, Swamimalai, Tirupparangunram, Pazhamudircholai and Thiruchendur .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. thumbMythologyLegend 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.Another legend has it that Indra presented a sandal stone as a part of his daughters dowry. The sandal paste made on this stone is applied to the image of Subramanya and the applied paste is said to acquire medicinal value. Legend also has it that Skanda bore the discus thrown by the demon Tarakasuran on his chest, and hence there is a hollow in the chest region of the image of Subramanya in this temple. Legend also has it that Skanda gifted the discus to Vishnu (Please also see Tiruveezhimizhalai and Tirumalper). Skanda is also believed to have imparted knowledge of Tamil to the sage Agasthyar and he is regarded as Veeramurthy, Gnanamurthy and Acharyamurthy in this shrine.Thiruthani Murugan Temple is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Thiruthani Edition.
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This is one of the most recognized temples in Tamilnadu, India, located at 60 km West of chennai. Tiruttani is my Home town and is growing rapidly to its next level. This temple can be reached either ... read more »
This is one of the main holy temple for Hindus and its located near to Chennai and Andhra Pradesh. Road and rail transport facility is available to reach the temple. Temple located on top of the rock ... read more »
One of the 6 abodes of Lord Muruga, located just 90kms away from Chennai. A 2 hour drive will take you to the temple. Special tickets available which could be availed during crowded days. Lord Muruga ... read more »
Balaji M Athreya
Lovely temple, our family deity. They should enhance air circulation and improve ventilation inside the temple as it gets unbearably hot often. Nevertheless, a beautiful temple!!!
Nice and clean parking area
Very nice place
More parking facilities available
Naveen the boss
Well maintained temple....
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