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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.
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  • We visited Tirutani Murugan Temple on 8th Nov. 2016 on the way back from Tirupati to Chennai. It was a pleasant experience as we visited in the evening and there was not much crowd. The Lord Murugan t...  more »
  • Staff at the temple were cordial and assisted us in explaining the significance of the temple. The priest were very accommodative and allowed us to stand in front of the good for a longer time 
  • We visited this temple during the cultural fest organised by the staff of State Bank of India. I had the opportunity to visit this temple thrice during these two days. Though it is not different in te...  more »
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  • This is one of the famous Lord Muruga temple. Visit and get his blessings. This is close to Vellore, Chittoor, Chennai and Bangalore.
  • Nice place among arupadai veedu, luckily to saw goods train moving from top of mountain. My son enjoyed the trip.
  • Love this temple. Well organized queues and temple is cleaner when compared to other temples. The hillock has a great view of the surroundings. Ample parking space available. Very small place for head tonsuring and ear piercing.
  • Chaotic. If you go by car, sont park at the bus parking bay, can go one level above, and park close to temple. Better for elderly people
  • Muruga Muruga Muruga Muruga................