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About Thiruparankundram Murugan Temple

The Thiruparankundram Murugan Temple is a one-of-a-kind cave shrine dedicated to Lord Subrahmanya and is also one of the six abodes of Murugan. The architecture of this hill temple is unique in more ways than one, especially the rock cut portions that date back to the Pandya period and the life-sized sculptures in the mandapams created during the Nayakar period. The Sanctum Sanctorum is intricately carved out of a single rock and is humungous in size for such architecture. The walls and the pillars are engraved with sculptures that still fascinate the visitors. An Aasthaana Mandapam with several artistically carved pillars leads one to the towering 150 feet high Rajagopuram at the entrance. One more interesting aspect of this temple is that the deities of Shiva and Vishnu sit opposite each other, face each other in the main shrine, which is otherwise a rare thing in ancient Hindu temples. The temple premises also houses a striking pond where fishes are fed with salt and rice flakes by the devotees, according to the tradition of the temple.

Historical Context: According to legend, Lord Subhramanya married Deivyani, the daughter of Lord Indra at this place and hence, the temple was built here.

Highlights

  • Best Time to Visit Morning, Afternoon, Evening
  • Facilities Food Stalls, Accommodation, Washrooms
  • Recommended Hours Min. 1 hour
  • Best Visited With Group, Solo, Couple, Family
  • Not Allowed Footwear, Pets
  • Allowed Camera, Video

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