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Tiruttani : Arulmigu Subramaniya Swami Temple


Tiruttani Murugan Temple

Lord Murugan is revered as a young god, who is known for both courage and wisdom. Lord Murugan is always respected as a Tamil god in Tamil Nadu. He is a beloved son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Murugan is the god of war and victory, the protector of Tamil culture and traditions, and is especially beloved in the southern parts of India. The Tiruttani Murugan Temple, dedicated to Lord Murugan, is one of the six abodes (Arupadai Veedu) of the deity. It is believed that this is the place where Lord Murugan and Valli got married. The temple rests on a hill with 365 steps, symbolizing each day of the year, providing a tranquil and spiritually uplifting haven for devotees. Tiruttani Murugan Temple is a beacon of spiritual solace and devotion for millions of devotees. 

Story of Tiruttani Murugan Temple 

According to Hindu Mythology, The king of heaven, Indra, gave his daughter Deivanai in marriage to Lord Murugan and gave his elephant, Airavatam, as part of the dowry. After the elephant left, Indra noticed that his wealth was decreasing. Lord Murugan offered to return the elephant, but Indra, who valued honour above all, refused. Instead, he asked that the elephant face his direction. Since then, every elephant in the temple has faced east. It is also said that after defeating Ravana, Lord Rama worshipped Lord Shiva at Rameswaram and then came to Tiruttani to find peace. 

Legend of Valli and Murugan 

Lord Murugan marriage with Valli

Valli was the daughter of Nambirajan, the king of the Vedda tribe in the forest of Kataragam. Nambirajan and his wife had prayed to Lord Shiva for a child. One day, they found a baby girl in the forest and named her Valli, raising her as their own. Valli grew up to be a beautiful and spiritual girl. She became a devoted follower of Lord Murugan, even though she had never seen him, and vowed to marry him, believing he was her divine partner. 

Murugan, impressed by Valli's devotion, decided to test her love and determination. He disguised himself as an old man and approached her. At the same time, his brother Ganesha turned into a wild elephant to scare Valli. Frightened, Valli ran to the old man for protection. The old man (Murugan in disguise) saved her, and she gratefully offered him anything in return for his help. 

The old man asked for her hand in marriage, but Valli, staying true to her vow, refused. It was then Murugan revealed his identity to her. Overwhelmed with joy and devotion, Valli accepted Murugan's proposal, fulfilling her vow. 

The wedding of Lord Murugan and Valli took place at this Tiruttani temple. The wedding of Murugan and Valli is celebrated with great enthusiasm and devotion.

Tiruttani Murugan

Slogan for Tiruttani Murugan 

Gayatri mantram for Tiruttani Murugan 

ஓம் தத்புருஷாய வித்மஹே !!! 

வல்லீநாதாய தீமஹி !!! 

தன்னோ தணிகாசல ப்ரசோதயாத் !!! 


"Om Thathpurushaya Vidhmahe !!!  

Valli Nathaya Dheemahi !!!  

Thanno Thanigaasala Prachodayath !!!" 


Iruppaval Thiruppugazh by Thiru Arungrinathar 

பொருப்பினி லிருப்பவர் பருப்பத வுமைக்கொரு 

புறத்தினை யளித்தவர் ...... தருசேயே 

புயற்பொழில் வயற்பதி நயப்படு திருத்தணி 

பொருப்பினில் விருப்புறு ...... பெருமாளே. 


poruppinil iruppavar paruppadha umaikkoru 

puRaththinai aLiththavar ...... tharusEyE 

puyaR pozhil vayaRpadhi nayappadu thiruththaNi 

poruppinil viruppuRu ...... perumALE. 

Festival Celebrated in Tiruttani Murugan temple 

  • Thai Poosam: Held in January-February, this festival celebrates the occasion when Parvati gave Murugan the Vel (divine spear) to defeat the demons. Devotees carry kavadis (decorated arches) and participate in processions. 
  • Aadi Krithigai: Celebrated in the Tamil month of Aadi (July-August), this festival marks the day Murugan is believed to have taken form. Devotees carry milk pots (Paal kudam)and perform special rituals to honour the deity. 
  • 31st December New Year Step Festival: At midnight on New Year, 365 diyas are lit, one for each step leading up to the temple, symbolizing the days of the year. 

Tiruttani Murugan Temple Timings: Opens at 5:00 am to 12:00 pm and Evening from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm 

Location: Arulmigu Subramanya Swamy Temple, Malaikoil, Tiruttani - 631209, Tiruvallur District 

Contact Number: 8122189612 



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