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Murugan Aru Padai Veedu by women


It is at a distance of eight kilometers from Madurai in South India. This holy place is associated
with the divine marriage of Muruga with Tevayanai. Tiru Jñana Sambhandar and Sundaramurti
Swamigal, two of the Saiva Samaya quartet visited Tiruparamkundram. There is a sacred tank
known as Saravana Poygai in the temple precincts.

2. Thiruchendur

The Subramanya shrine at Tiruchendur is situated by the seashore. It is 60km from Tirunelveli,
Tamilnadu Muruga vanquished the demonic forces led by Soorapadma at Tiruchendur. The
Lord's heroic fight with Soora is enacted with religious fervor here during the annual Skanda
Sashti festival shortly after Deepavali (October-November), which draws half a million devotees
on the sixth day alone. Though the temple is in close proximity to sea, the interior of the sanctum
sanctorum, holds a hillock there. The deity doesn’t hold the usual 'Vel' in hand at this temple,
since He is depicted as one offering puja to Siva in recompense for taking so many lives in battle.
Jagadguru Adi Sanakara (8th century) visited the Tiruchendur temple and offered prayers. The
famous hymn Sri Subramanya Bhujangam and Kandar Kali Venba were composed at this sacred

3. Palani

Palani is the third Padai Veedu. The other names of Pazhani are Sivagiri and Sivamalai. It is 60
km from Dindigul in western Tamil Nadu. While Sri Dandayudhapani blesses devotees from the Page 1
hill top, there is a more ancient Muruga temple at the foot of the hill, which is called
Tiruvavinankudi. It is believed that sage Agasthya did penance at Tiruvavinankudi and learned
the five grammars of Tamil language under Lord Muruga's expert guidance. The Golden Chariot
Festival (A very famous occation in which golden image of the Lord goes around the temple in
Gold Plated Chariot)

4. Swamimalai
It is also called as Tiruverakam. It is at a distance of 8 km from Kumbakonam in Tanjore District.
The Lord here presents Himself as Gurunatha Who taught the essence of Pranava to His Father,
Siva ('Swami') and thus became Swaminatha. Arunagirinathar obtained darshan of the divine
lotus feet of Lord Muruga here.The Soora Vahana Festival (Lord Muruga is seated above the
Asura Soorapadhman and is taken around the temple)

5. Thiruthani
Kundruthoraadal is a generic term which denotes many a hill having holy shrines of Muruga.
Tiruttani is prominent among them. It 13km from Arakonam, near Chennai. In Tiruttanai,
Murugan is in a soothing and relaxed mood. His ire over Soora and his kinsmen, whom He
vanquished in battle, has cooled down. His two divine consorts, Valli and Teyvayanai are with
Him at this temple. Tiruttani has a unique distinction since it is the favourite hill of Muruga
among all the hills in the world. The Lord Himself has said so to Valli, as we learn from the
Valliammai Tirumanam chapter of the Kanda Puranam. There is a school of thought which
professes that Muruga preached the essence of Pranava to His Father Siva in Tiruttani, which is
also known as Santadri and Paripoornachalam. Every year, on December 31, a large number of
devotees congregate at Tiruttani. They sing Tiruppugazh while climbing the steps leading to the
temple at the hill top and worship the Lord Thanigesa (Muruga).
Mirror Festival (Kannadi Sevai - where the Lord's Six faces are exposed through a mirror and

6. Pazhamudhircholai
It is last in the series of six holy places. It is at a distance of about 20 km from Madurai in Tamil
Nadu. The temple of Muruga, Who is flanked by Valli and Teyvayanai, is located amidst quiet
and beautiful landscape. At the top of the hill, is Noopura Ganga, a perennial waterfall with a Page 2
temple dedicated to Raakkayi Amman. Azhagar Kovil, the temple of Sri Narayana, is also near
Pazhamuthircholai. Page 3