Thursday, March 3, 2016

Thiruthani Murugan Temple, Thiruvallur

Thiruthani Murugan Temple, Thiruvallur
Tiruthani Murugan temple is a Hindu temple, on the hill of Thiruthani, Tamilnadu, India, dedicated to Lord Muruga. The hill has 365 steps indicating 365 days of the year. It is one of the Arupadaiveedu, the six holy abodes of Lord Muruga.




The other five are: Palani(56 km west of Dindigul), Swamimalai (5 km east of Kumbakonam), Tiruparankundram (5 km from Madurai), Pazhamudircholai (25 km north of Madurai) and Thiruchendur (165 km south of Madurai).




It represents the site where Subramanya stayed after destroying the demon Surapadman. Tiruthani is said to be the place where the Lord Subramanya married Valli - one of his two consorts. It is situated amidst a range of hills with a dramatic panoramic view. This sacred place is on the Chennai-Mumbai route, 13 kilometers from Arakonam and 84 kilometers from Chennai.




Around this town are famous religious places such as Kancheepuram (Banares of the South) on the South, Sholingur and Vallimalai on the West, the popular and renowned pilgrimage centre, Tirupati (otherwise called Balaji) and Kalahasti (with its Vayu Lingam) on the North and Thiruvalangadu (of puranic fame) with Lord Nataraja on the East.




It has been revered by the Thirupugazh hymns of Arunagirinathar, Tirumurukatrupadai of the Sangam period, and Tanikai Puranam by Kachiyappar Munivar. Ramalinga Adigalar is also associated with this shrine.




Legends
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History
The origins of this temple, like most Hindu temples, are buried in antiquity. This temple has been mentioned in the Sangam period work Tirumurukatrupadai composed by Nakkeerar. It has been patronized by the Vijayanagar rulers and local chieftains and Zamindars.





Temple Speciality
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Greatness of Temple
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The Temple
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Theerthams
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Pooja Timings & Fees Structure
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Festivals
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Literary Mention
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Prayers
Devotees throng the temple seeking wedding, child boons, family welfare and prosperity and longevity.  People are freed from confusions and anger and become peaceful in nature after worshipping the Lord.





Tonsuring, offering coins equal to one’s weight (Tulaabaaram), offering Pongal-pudding, performing abishek with Panchamirtham made of five ingredients, milk, sandal paste, lighting lamps with ghee, carrying milk pots, and feeding the poor are the main prayer commitments followed by the devotees. 




They also perform the wedding festival for Lord Muruga. The rich offer liberal contributions for the maintenance and renovation of the temple.
Services & Facilities
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Accommodation
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Administration
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