is the first and foremost temple of Lord
Muruga (Subramania) in India. Lord Muruga
is well known as Karthick in North India.
is located 8 Kms South of Madurai Railway
Junction. The temple here is one of
the six abodes of Lord Subramanya. Its
innermost shrine is cut out of a solid
Saint poet 'Nakkeerar', who composed
the great literary work Thirumurugaattrupadai,
the songs in praise of Lord Muruga,
2000 years back, in this divine place.
says that Lord Muruga has battled to
win over evils in six places and this
is the FIRST place he won the evil 'Surapadhman'.
So this place becomes the first Aru
Padai Veedu (in Tamil 'Aru' means 'Six'
and 'Padai Veedu' means 'a place where
warriors camp during a battle') Muruga
married Deivayanai, daughter of Indra,
after the victory over Surapadman, in
this holy place.
use Photograph or Video Camera inside
the temple, but not the shrines, Rs.25/-
each should be paid.
Tonsuring Place located very near to
Saravana Poigai is just 500mts away
from the temple entrance. Ticket, Rs.10/-,
is sold inside. Service is available
between 05:30 and 18:00 in all days.
After tonsure you can bath either in
Saravana Poigai or in bathroom inside
kind of facilities like marriage halls,
lodges, hotels, snack stalls, taxies,
autorikshaws and more are available.
is also a Travellers Bungalow to stay,
run by the Temple's Trust, at the cost
of Rs.100/- for single and Rs.150/-
for double per day. Telephone Number
of this Bungalow : 2482648
There is an Orphanage and Home for Aged
are run by the Temple's Trust. You can
donate for them at the Administrative
Office of this Temple.
Arulmigu Subramania Swamy Thirukovil
Thirupparamkundam, MADURAI - 625 005.
Opening Hours : 05:30 to 13:00
and 16:00 to 21:30
8km away from Madurai Railway Junction
and Central Bus Stand
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