Famous Murugan Temples In Tamil Nadu: List of 5 Must Know Tamil Nadu Murugan Temples

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List of 5 Famous Murugan Temples in Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu is an Indian state situated in the south of the country and has been inhabited since the prehistoric times. Its official language is Tamil and the state is home to a number of historic buildings, multi-religious pilgrimage sites, hill stations and eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Several religious sites were created during thereign of theCholas, Vijaynage,Nayak and British colonial periods. Today Murugan temples, dedicated to the son of Lord Shiva and Parvati are located in Tamil Nadu. Here are some Murugan temples that you must visit.

Also See: Murugan Temples in Chennai 


List of 5 Famous Murugan Temples in Tamil Nadu

1. Siva Subramanya Swami Temple

Siva-Subramanya-Swami-Temple

This temple is dedicated to Sri Muruganalong with his consorts Vallinayaki and Deivanayaki. It was established when Lord Murgan had won Deivanayaki in war and Vallinayaki with love. The walls have intricate designs and the murals are something to admire.

  • Distance From City: 10 km
  • Temple Timings:  6 am to 8:00 pm
  • Main Gods Worshipped: Murugan
  • Best Time To Visit:  November to February
  • Time Taken: 1 hour
  • How To Reach: Nearest Railway Station: SaidapetRailway Station |Nearest Airport: Chennai International Airport

Also Read: Navagraha Temples in Chennai 


2. KumuranKundran

Kumaran-Kundram-temple

It is a 40-year-old temple dedicated to Lord Murugan. It has a lot of idols on each storey, which are perfectly decorated and the structure of the temple itself is a hillock. According to legend, saintKanchi Mutt visited the area and on seeing the hill he proposed a temple for Lord Murugan. The saint left but the construction was slow and no one knew why the sage said that the temple be built. After 20 years a lance, the prime weapon of lord Murugan, was discovered on the hill and the construction speed picked up.

  • Distance From City: 26 km
  • Temple Timings:  06:30 to 11, 4:30 to 8:30
  • Main Gods Worshipped: Murugan
  • Best Time To Visit:  November to February
  • Time Taken: 1 hour
  • How To Reach: Nearest Railway Station: Chennai Central Railway Station |Nearest Airport: Chennai International Airport

Also See: Temples in Kerala


3. ThiruporurKanaswamy Temple

Thiruporur-Kandaswamy-Temple

This temple is dedicated to Hindu God Murugan and according to legend Murugan fought with demons at three places the sea, land and air and conquered the place. When a sage visited Murugan, he was as impressed with him as the sage was with Murugan. This sage was Porurwhose name was added to the temple’s name.

  • Distance From City: 40 km
  • Temple Timings:  6:30 am – 12 pm | 5 pm – 8 pm
  • Main Gods Worshipped: Murugan
  • Best Time to Visit:  May to June
  • Time Taken: 2 hours
  • How to Reach: Nearest Railway Station: Chennai Railway Station |Nearest Airport: Chennai International Airport

Also See: Shiva Temples in Chennai


4. Palani Murugan Temple

Palani-Murugan-Temple

Murugan is also another name for Lord Karthikeya who was the son of Lord Shiva and Parvati. According to legend a sage once came in the court of Lord Shiva and Parvati and he proposed a race between his two sons with the winner getting the fruit of knowledge.Murugan started his journey around the world on his peacock and when he returned he was surprised to find Ganesha the winner who circled his parents and said they are my world. This angered Murugan, who meditated here and remained a hermit till he matured.

  • Distance From City: 100 km
  • Temple Timings:  5:00 am – 10 pm
  • Main Gods Worshipped: Murugan
  • Time Taken: 1 hour
  • How to Reach: Nearest Railway Station: Palani Railway Station |Nearest Airport: Madhurai  Airport

Also Read: Temples in Chennai


5. Swaminathaswamy Temple

Swaminathaswamy-Temple

It is located on the banks of the river Cauvery and is only one of the six holy shrines of Murugan Called Arupadaiveedu. The presiding deity is Swaminathaswami and his shrine is locate 60 ft above on a hill with the shrines of his parents downhill.The temple has three towers and all the stautes and idols are carved out of granite. As per legend Murugan, the son of Shiva pleased his father with the Pranav mantra here and attained the name of Swaminathaswamy.

  • Distance From City: 5 km
  • Temple Timings:  5:00 am – 10 pm
  • Main Gods Worshipped: Murugan
  • Time Taken: 1 hour
  • How to Reach: Nearest Railway Station: Kumbakonam Railway Station |Nearest Airport: Trichy Airport

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