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Tiruchendur

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Things to do: religious sites
Tiruchendur is a panchayat town at the southern tip of India, in Thoothukudi district in the state of Tamil Nadu.Tiruchendur Murugan temple is one of the six abodes of Lord Muruga. GeographyTiruchendur Murugan Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Muruga Murugan and one of the Arupadaibveedu (Six Abodes of Murugan) of Lord Muruga. It is located in the district of Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu, on the Indian Ocean. Arid their forests are located in various suburban villages surrounding the town. These red soil forests are densely planted with palm trees, cashew plantations, and other crops typical of the region.The town of Arumuganeri is approximately 8km from Thiruchendur.EtymologySince Lord Muruga fought the battle with the Asura King Surapadma in this place, it was believed that after the war it had turned completely red with bloodshed because of the gory war. Thus this place was came to known as SENTHUR literally translating to 'Red Place'. As this place has served as the battleground for the Lord, it acquired the honorary prefix 'Thiru' and thus came to be known as Thiruchendur. Thiru means 'holy' or 'sacred' and is traditionally used in front of names in all parts of Tamil Nadu. It can be seen in the names of many other towns including Tiruchirappalli, Tiruppur and Tirunelveli.
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