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The Divine Place: Thiruparankundram Murugan Temple

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Subramanya Swamy Thiruparankundram temple

Lord Murugan holds a revered place as a Tamil deity in Tamil Nadu. As the beloved son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati and the brother of Lord Ganesha, Lord Murugan embodies courage, righteousness, and spiritual enlightenment. Lord Murugan is known by various names such as Kartikeya, Subrahmanya, Kathirvelan, Saravana, Shanmukha, and Senthilnathan, he stands prominently in Hindu mythology. Murugan's weapon, the formidable spear or "Vel," symbolizes triumph, the restoration of peace, and the destruction of all evil forces. Lord Murugan’s Arupadai veedu holds a special place in Tamil culture and spirituality. Let's explore the Thiruparankundram Murugan temple in this article.

Arulmigu Subramanya Swamy Thirparankundram Temple 

One of the most significant and ancient temples dedicated to Lord Murugan is the Thiruparankundram Murugan Temple, located near Madurai in Tamil Nadu. This temple not only stands as a testament to the rich mythological heritage of South India but also attracts devotees from far and wide, seeking blessings and spirituality. In Hindu Mythology, this is the site where Lord Murugan married Deivayanai, the daughter of Indra, the king of the gods. This celestial wedding is celebrated annually with great passion and joy, drawing thousands of devotees.  

This temple boasts a distinctive multi-deity sanctum, housing shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva, Goddess Durga, and Lord Vishnu. This arrangement symbolizes the harmonious coexistence of various Hindu traditions. 

Devotees believe that worshipping at this temple can bestow blessings, dispel hindrances, and offer protection from malevolent forces 

The Temple showcases a captivating blend of Dravidian and Pandya architectural styles. Its intricate carvings, exquisite sculptures, and ornate towers contribute to its serene ambience, making it a favoured sanctuary for devotees seeking spiritual solace and divine blessings. 

It is believed that worshipping at this temple can grant boons, remove obstacles, and provide protection against evil. 

Slogan for Thiruparankundram Murugan 

Gayatri Mantram for Murugan 

ஓம் தத்புருஷாய வித்மஹே !!! 

தேவஸேனா ப்ரியாய தீமஹி !!! 

தன்னோ ஸுப்ரமண்ய ப்ரசோதயாத் !!! 

 

Unai Thinam by Thiru Arunagirinathar 

தெனத்தெ னந்தன எனவரி யளிநறை 

தெவிட்ட அன்பொடு பருகுயர் பொழில்திகழ் 

திருப் பரங்கிரி தனிலுறை சரவண ...... பெருமாளே. 

 

thenaththe nanthana enavari aLinaRai 
thevitta anbodu paruguyar pozhilthigazh 
thiruppa rangiri thaniluRai saravaNa ...... perumALE. 

 

Festivals celebrated in Thiruparakundram Murugan Temple   

  • Skanda Sashti festival: Celebrating Lord Murugan's victory over Surapadman ( Soorasamharam) for 6 days in October – November month. This year Skanda Sashti starts in Aippasi month from 2nd November 2024 to 7th November 2024. 
  • Panguni Uthiram: The Brahmotsavam festival takes place. As part of the Chittirai festival, locals in festive attire accompany the processional idols of Vishnu Pavalakanivai Perumal and Murugan to Madurai, commemorating Meenakshi’s wedding. 
  • Karthigai Deepam: Tamil month of Karthigai, the Karthigai Deepam festival is celebrated by lighting lamps on a hill. 

Thiruparankundram Murugan temple timings: The Temple opens at 5:00 am to 1:00 pm Evening from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm. 

Location: 146a, Big Car St, Thiruparankundram, Tamil Nadu 625005.

Contact Number: 04522482249 

The Thiruparankundram Murugan Temple stands as a beacon of faith, history, and cultural heritage. It invites all to experience the divine grace of Lord Murugan, to explore the rich traditions of Tamil Nadu, and to find peace and inspiration in its sacred precincts. Let us continue to cherish and uphold the traditions and values embodied in this sacred place of worship. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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