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Thiruchendur Muruga temple



The temple is auspicious for worshipping the Lord Muruga during the days of Skanda Shasti Festival(October-November). All the annual functions pretaining to Lord Muruga temple are being celebrated in this temple. The main sanctum of the temple is Lord Muruga in a standing posture alongside Shivalingas, which is a throwback to the legacy of the Lord worshipping his father in this place. Before the main sanctorum, in the first corridor, there are shrines, caves and temples dedicated towards his consorts Goddess Vali and Goddess Deivanai, local hunter king Dattatreya and many deities of Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu along with Lord Natarajar, Lord Kashi Vishwanath and Lord Shankar Narayan. The temple is one of the six abodes of Murugan are Palani, Swamimalai, Thirupparankunram, Thiruchendur, Thiruthani and Pazhamudircholai.
Auspicious Festival Masi in the month(February-March), Avani in the month(August-September). In two festivals, the Lord Muruga is taken out during the seventh, eighth,and nineth day and housed in the Shanmukha Vilasa Mandapam for all the devotees to have a glimpse and pay respects.  On the 10th day, the deity is taken out for a procession of temple cars into the city.
Vasant Festival in the month of Chittirai (April-May), the ten days long Vasant festival takes place in the temple. The deity of Lord Muruga and his consorts Goddess Valli and Goddess Deivanai are taken out of their respective sanctums and placed in the Vasanta Mantap for the gathered devotees to view and offer prayers.

Special Festival

Auspicious Vaikasi Visagam in the month (May-June), Skanda Sasti in the month(October-November), this festival marks the defeat of the demon king Surapadma in the hands of Murugan. Devotees attracts lakhs of people during this festival of the temple. On the seventh day, the wedding between Lord Muruga and Goddess Deivanai is celebrated in this temple.



Thiruchendur Murugan temple is an ancient temple located in Tamil Nadu. The temple is one of the six Arupadaiveedu temples of Lord Muruga. The temple has a traditional South Indian style, with features of architecture, with delightful entrance called 'Rajagopuram'. Early the temple was known as Jayantipuram. Devotees from all over it come from to seek blessing from the Lord Muruga. The temple also crowned with the tittle for having the longest devotee pathway. This temple is one of the largest construction symbol by saints, 3 holy saints build up this memorial temple. Government has certificated his temple with ISO affiliation, counted 4th in certification. The temple is one of the six major abodes, or sacred temples, of the Kaumaram religion. Soorasamharam, a reenactment of the victory over Sarapadman, and Kanda Shasti, a devotional song in praise of Lord Muruga are performed at the temple. Devotees offer prayers with the combined blessing bestowed with enormous wealth, peace, harmony and never ending prosperity, eliminating all bad and evil effects and negativeness from planetary positioning, free from disease and bondage's.

Do & Don't

Do & Don't


  • Do pray your Ishta Devata before pilgrimage to Temple.
  • Do contact Temple Devasthanam information centre for enquiry, temple information and for Pooja details etc.
  • Do reserve your travel and accommodation at Temple well in advance.
  • Do bath and wear clean clothes before you enter the temple.
  • Do concentrate on God and Goddess inside the temple.
  • Do maintain silence and recite Om Namahsivaya or your Istamantram to yourself inside the temple.
  • Do observe ancient custom and traditions while in Temple.
  • Do respect religious sentiments at Temple.
  • Do deposit your offerings in the hundi only.

Don't s:

  • Do not come to Temple for any purpose other than worshipping of God and Goddess.
  • Do not smoke at Temple.
  • Do not consume alcoholic drinks at Temple.
  • Do not eat non-vegetarian food in the Kshetram.
  • Do not approach mediators for quick Darshanam. It may cause inconvenient to others.
  • Do not carry any weapon inside the temple.
  • Do not wear any head guards like helmets, caps, turbans and hats inside the temple premises.
  • Do not perform Sastanga Pranama inside the Sanctum Sanctorum.
  • Do not take much time while performing Sparsa Darshanam to God in Garbhagriha.
  • Do not buy spurious prasadams from street vendors.
  • Do not encourage beggars at Temple.
  • Do not spit or create nuisance in the premises of the temple.

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