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The Temples of Tamil Nadu are not merely places of worship.They are the repositories of the rich cultural and architectural heritage of the land. Over the years, the sculptural skills of the craftsmen have found reflection in these temples.The Murugan Temples of Tamil Nadu are embodiments of artistic excellence and capture the essence of life of its people.Murugan is the son of lord Shiva.People in Chennai worship lord Murugan a lot and many devotees have built many big temples in his honour. These temples are historic and every devotee visiting these temples gets internal peace because of the well constructed interiors of the temple and their devotion. While there are many beautiful temples, here is a list of 10 best Murugan temples in Chennai.
1. VADAPALANI MURUGAN TEMPLE
This temple is among the most popular temples in Chennai. It was built about 125 years ago and it is an auspicious place for getting married. It witnesses about 7000 marriages every year.The temple is located at Bhakthavachalam colony 1st street, Vadapalani.
2. ARUPADAI VEEDU MURUGAN TEMPLE
Arupadai Veedu Murugan temple means six abodes of lord Murugan. There are 6 temples of lord Murugan each with a different name of Murugan. All have a different idol and the interior of every temple is slightly different.
3. ARULMIGU MURUGAN TEMPLE
This temple is located in the neighbourhood of Chennai. It is one of the oldest temples and was built many years ago. The interiors of the temple make it worth a visit.
4. KUNDRATHUR MURUGAN TEMPLE
It is one of the ancient temples and is located in the Kancheepuram district of Tamil Nadu. According to Hindu mythology lord Murugan stayed on the hill during his travel from Tiruporur to Tiruthanigai. The speciality of this temple is that Lord Murugan can be seen only with one Goddess at a time even though he is there along with two Goddesses. State of art architecture and the serenity of the temple makes it one of the temples that you must visit.
5. SIRUVAPURI BALA MURUGAN TEMPLE
It is a 500 years old temple in Tamil Nadu. The history behind this temple is that there was a lady who used to chant Murugan’s name all the time which angered her husband because he din’t like his wife being so devoted to Lord Murugan, which resulted in him cutting her arm off. Even in pain she chanted Lord Muruga’s name and seeing her devotion towards him, Lord himself came and fixed her arms with no wounds. It is a popular belief among the people.
6. SRI KANDASWAMY TEMPLE
This temple is dedicated to Sri Muthukumaranswamy (Murugan), Sri Valli Amman and Sri Devasanar Amman. It has various paintings of Lord Murugan pilgrimages and it is also one of the oldest temples.
7. KUMURAN KUNDRAN
It is a hillock located at Chrompet. It is a 40 year old temple dedicated to Lord Murugan. Cultural and religious events like music, dance and discourses were held at the Arunagirinathar Hall inside the temple precincts every day for over a year in 2013-14 as a part of the Rajagopuram construction and temple renovation.
8. ARULMIGU KANDASWAMY TEMPLE
Sree Kanthaswamy Temple is located in Tiruporur which is 40 Kilometres enroute Old Mahabalipuram from Chennai. In this holy land of Tiruporur the temple of Lord Sree Kanthaswamy (Murugan) is located. The temple is east facing, underneath the Pranava Mountain, which is its salient aspect.
9. SIVA SUBRAMANYA SWAMI TEMPLE
The Murugan (Shivasubramania Swamy) Temple is dedicated to Sri Murugan as shivasubramania Swamy along with the consorts ValliNayaki and DeivaNayaki. The temple is around 2km away from the Saidapet railway station.
10. VALLAKOTTAI MURUGAN TEMPLE
The Vallakottai Subramaniyaswami temple is very famous in Vallakottai. People from various places visit this temple during festival days. The Subramaniya Swamy idol in this temple is the tallest Lord Muruga statue in India.
Temples not only represent the cultural heritage of India but also the faith and devotion that people have. If you have been meaning to pay a visit to Murugan temple, we hope this list was helpful. Comment below if you have any other Murugan temple in mind that people should definitely visit.
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