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LORD MURUGA'S FIRST ABODE : THIRUPARANKUNDRAM Of the six army camp temples (Aaru Padai Veedu) of Lord Muruga, this is the first temple. While Lord Muruga graces in a standing form in other five army camp temples, He graces in a sitting, wedding form with His consort Deivanai. Maharshi Narada, Indira the king of Devas, Brahmma the Creator are also around Him. Goddess of Wisdom Saraswathi without Her Veena, and Savithri are by His side while Sun, Moon, Gandharvas a community in the upper world skilled in the art of music, are above Him. The other vehicles of Lord Muruga, the sheep and the elephant are below Him. Only a scented paste called punugu is applied on the Lord as this is a cave temple. Abishek is performed only to the Vel weapon of Lord Muruga as this is a cave temple. The Vel is taken to the Kasi Viswanatha shrine in the hill on the last Saturday of Purattasi month (September-October). This is the only temple where abishek is performed to Vel. More importance is attached to Vel as the Lord came to this place victoriously after defeating the demon Surpanma with the power of this weapon. Recently, a golden car has been made for the temple. As a prayer commitment to take Muruga in procession on this golden car, devotees may register in advance.

THIRUPARANKUNDRAM TEMPLE - CAONTACT ADDRESS : Deputy commissioner/Executive officer ,
Arulmigu Subramaniaswamy thirukovil, Thiruparakundram,Madurai - 625 005, TamilNadu.
PHONE : 0452-2484359, 0452-2482248 .
WEBSITE : www.thiruparankundrammurugantemple.tnhrce.in



LORD MURUGA'S SECOND ABODE : THIRUCHENDUR Thiruchendur Murugan temple is known as the second Arupadai Veedu of Lord Muruga. Lord Muruga won the battle with the asura, Surapadma and worshipped Lord Shiva in this sacred place. The temple is situated along the shores of the Bay of Bengal.Thiruchendur Temple Tiruchendur Temple Thiruchendur Temple Tiruchendur Temple Thiruchendur Temple. Normally, the Raja Gopuram will be in the eastern side of temples in Tamil Nadu. But in Thiruchendur alone the Raja Gopuram is in the western side. It is said that the Raja Gopuram was not erected on the eastern side since the sea is very close in the eastern side.Thiruchendur Murugan temple Tiruchendur Murugan temple Thiruchendur Murugan temple Tiruchendur Murugan temple. Mela Gopuram has nine storeys and it is about 137 feet high above Yalimattam, 90 feet long north to south and 65 feet broad east to west. At the top of the Gopuram the width is 20 feet and the length is 49 feet. To indicate that the Gopuram consists of 9 storeys there are nine Kalasams (sacred copper pots) at the top of the Gopuram.

THIRUCHENDUR TEMPLE - CAONTACT ADDRESS : Joint Commissioner/Executive Officer,
Arulmigu SubramaniaSwamy Temple, Tiruchendur - 628 215.
PHONE : 04639-242221, 04639-242270, 04639-242271.
WEBSITE : www.tiruchendurmurugantemple.tnhrce.in E - MAIL : tiruchendurmurugan@tnhrce.org


LORD MURUGA'S THIRD ABODE : PALANI Lord Murugan is the deity of the Tamil Land. Palani (Tiru Avinankudi) is the third Padai Veedu. The temple at Palani is an ancient one, situated at an elevation of 1500 feet above sea level. It is a charming campus from where one can take a look at the Idumban Hill, the Kodaikanal Hills, the Western Ghats, the greenery of the paddy fields, rivers, tanks, Palani town and the colleges. On a lovely, clear and mist-free day, the Kurinji Andavar Temple is visible from here against the bright Sun. In daytime, Palani is Hill Beautiful; at night, it is Hill Resplendent. The deity of Palani is known as Dandayudhapani Swami, the Lord having the Staff in his Hand. The deity at the sanctum sanctorum is made out of an amalgam of nine minerals popularly called Navapashanam. The deity is in a standing position with a baton in his hand. He has the look of a person who has renounced all worldly pomp. He has just a loincloth besides the baton. He is a mute messenger of the great precept 'Renounce all to reach Me'. The icon is unique in the whole world. It was made by siddha Bhogar by combining nine poisonous substances (Navapashanam). Murugan signifies beauty and Lord Murugan of Kurinji land is the god of Beauty and Youth.

PALANI TEMPLE - CAONTACT ADDRESS : Joint Commissioner/Executive Officer,
Arulmigu Dhandayuthapani Swamy Thirukoil, Palani - 624 601.Tamil Nadu. INDIA.
PHONE: +91-4545 242236 , 242467, 241417
WEBSITE : www.palanimurugantemple.tnhrce.in E-MAIL: palanimurugan@tnhrce.org


LORD MURUGA'S FORTH ABODE : SWAMIMALAI The temple has three ‘Gopurams' with three ‘Praharams'. The ‘Gopuram' on the south side of the temple is decorated with statues and contains five storeys while the other two entrances have no towers above them. The arrangement of the Praharam (also spelt as Prahar) is peculiar in this temple. The first Praharam is at the base of the hill, the second halfway up the hill and the third at the top surrounding the sanctum. Once you pass the ‘Raja Gopuram' and the ‘KalyanaMandapam' you reach the shrine dedicated to Goddess Sakti at the base. In addition to this there are other shrines for various other deities and the well with ‘vajra Teertha'. swamimalai murugan. Steps lead from here upwards towards the top of the hill. When you reach half way up the hill there is a small area where beautiful statues depicting the legend associated with this temple have been created. Further above is the second Praharam. You climb further to reach the level where the shrine for Lord Swaminathan is built. There are various shrines to other deities on the first Praharam.

SWAMIMALI TEMPLE - CAONTACT ADDRESS : Deputy Commissioner / Executive Officer
Arulmigu Swaminatha Swami Temple, Thirumanjana Veedhi, Swamimalai, Thanjavur - 612302
PHONE : 0435-2454421, 0435-2454358
WEBSITE : www.swaminathaswamytemple.tnhrce.in E-MAIL : swaminathaswamytemple@gmail.com


LORD MURUGA'S FIFTH ABODE : THIRUTHANI 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. On worshipping our Lord at Thanikai, the king of snakes Vasuki got his bodily wounds healed, which had been caused during the churning process in the Milky Ocean to secure the Amrita by the devas and asuras when the Mantotra mountain was used as the churning base and the snake king Vasuki as the rope. Sage Agasthyar Muni worshipped Lord Muruga at Tanikai when he was blessed with the divine gift of the Tamil language.

SWAMIMALI TEMPLE - CAONTACT ADDRESS : The Joint Commissioner/Executive Officer
Sri Subramanya Swami Temple Office, Tiruthani 631209, Tiruvallur district., India.


LORD MURUGA'S SIXTH ABODE : PAZHAMUTHIRSOLAI Pazhamudircholai is a Hindu temple located 10 miles north of Madurai, India atop a hill covered with dense forests. One of Arupadaiveedu of Muruga, is very close to the Vishnu temple of Azhagar Kovil. One can reach Pazhamudhircholai by car, van, two-wheeler or bus. There is a bus shuttle every 20 minutes from the foot of hill to the Temple. It takes approximately 15 minutes to reach the temple. The Entrance of Pazhamudhircholai of Azhagar Kovil, it is one of the Arupadaiveedu. Pazhamudhircholai is rich in fruits, vegetables and flowers. It is a dense forest where Valli is supposed to have lived. It is a small temple with Valli, Deivayanai, and Lord Muruga in a separate shrine. Lord Ganesha is also present in a separate shrine. There is a Temple Tower and monkeys play around the area. There is another small temple above Pazhamudhir Cholai. Local tribes lead their life here. It is a fertile hill with many natural springs and herbs.

Solai Malai(pazhamuthir cholai), Azhagarkoil, Madurai district.
PHONE : +91- 452-247 0228

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