Thursday, December 15, 2016

Thiruporur Kandhaswamy Temple, Kanchipuram

Thiruporur Kandhaswamy Temple, Kanchipuram
Thiruporur Kandhaswamy temple (or Thiruporur Murugan Temple or Kanthswamy temple) in Thiruporur, a panchayat town in Kanchipuram district in the South Indian state of Tamilnadu, is dedicated to the Hindu god Murugan. Constructed in the Dravidian style of architecture, the temple is believed to have been expanded during the 18th century with the images excavated from Thiruporur. This is an ancient temple dating back to the Pallava period and is one of 33 major temples in Tamilnadu dedicated to the worship of Murugan. The very name Thiruporur in Tamil language means “the place of the holy war”.

The temple is east facing, underneath the Pranava Mountain, which is its salient aspect. The Suyambu avatar of Lord Murugan in this temple is the most noteworthy aspect. This sthala is also beckoned as Yuthapuri. The seafront where the Lord Muruga fought with the demons is known as Thiruchendur, the land front where the Lord put an end to the Asuras is known as Thiruparagundram. Likewise the Aghayamarg (Skies) where Lord Murugan fought the evil is hailed as Thiruporur as per the Puranas. The temple is open from 6:30 am – 12:00 pm and 5 - 8 pm.

Four daily rituals and many yearly festivals are held at the temple, of which the Vaikasi Visagam celebrated during the Tamil month of Vaikasi (May - June), Kanthasashti festival and Navarathri festival being the most prominent. The temple is maintained and administered by the Hindu Religious and Endowment Board of the Government of Tamilnadu. Thiruporur is located on Old Mahabalipuram Road and is flanked by Kelambakkam on one side and Alathur Pharmaceutical Industrial Estate on the other side, both of which are also on Old Mahabalipuram Road.

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The Temple
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Temple Opening Time
·        07:00 to 12:00 (All days of the week (Morning))
·        16:00 to 19:00 (All days of the week (Evening))
Pooja Timings & Fees Structure
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Religious Significance
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Festivals & Religious Practices
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Literary Mention
Arunagirinatha has sung four Thirupugazh psalms in praise of Lord Muruga at Thiruporur. Thiruporur Sanndhimurai, Thiruporur Purana, Kalambagam, Alamkara-Panchakam, and Pranavachala Satalam are some of the works relating to this temple by Purasai Ashtavadanam Sabhapati Mudaliar. Other noteworthy literary works relating to this temple are Tirupporur Kovali Tirupporur Anadadi and the songs of Ramalinga Vallalar and Pamban Swamigal. Tirupporur is considered as the head of the places wherein Lord Muruga willingly lives. Arunagirinatha goes to the extent of saying that all the four Vedas worship at Tirupporur.
Arulmigu Kandhaswamy Temple
Thiruporur – 603110
Kancheepuram District
Phone: +91 44 – 27446226
Mobile: +91 – 90031 27288
Thiruporur Kandhaswamy Temple is located in Thiruporur, Chennai suburb. The temple is around 1 km away from the Thiruporur bus terminus. Thiruporur is well connected to Chennai city by bus. It is 46 km from Chennai on the Old Mahabalipuram road (OMR or IT corridor). Mahabalipuram is 16 Km away from Thiruporur. Thiruporur is also connected to Chengalpet by road. Nearest Railway Station is located at Chengalpet and Nearest Airport is located at Chennai.

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