Thiruchendur Murugan Temple is an ancient Hindu temple dedicated to lord Murugan situated in Tamil Nadu, India. The puranic name or historical name for this temple is Jayanthipuram. This temple is the fourth Hindu temple in Tamil Nadu to get ISO certification. It is located in the eastern end of the town Thiruchendur in the district of Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu, India.
Thiruchendur Murugan temple is known as the second Arupadai Veedu of Lord Muruga. Lord Muruga won the battle with the asura, Surapadma and worshipped Lord Shiva in this sacred place. The temple is situated along the shores of the Bay of Bengal.
Sanctum: Senthilanathar (Murugan)
Architectural style: Dravidian architecture
Address: Temple Road, Tiruchendur, Tamil Nadu 628215
Contact No: 04639 242 270
How to Reach:
By Road: Tiruchendur Bus Station, Tiruchendur. This will connect all the places in tamilnadu One can also easily get regular buses to Tiruchendur from other major cities of the country.
By Rail: Tiruchendur Railway Station, Tiruchendur. This will connect all the places in tamilnadu The temple can be accessed by air. The nearest airports are in Tuticorin (45 Mins), in Madurai (3 Hours), Trichy (4.5 – 5 hours) and Trivandrum (3.5 hours).
By Air: Madurai Airport The temple can be accessed by air. The nearest airports are in Tuticorin (45 Mins), in Madurai (3 Hours), Trichy (4.5 – 5 hours) and Trivandrum (3.5 hours).
Worship/ Pooja Timings:
The poojas in this temple are performed as per the Kumara Thandiram Murai. Nine pooja kalams are observed daily. Temple will be opened from 5.00 am till 9.00 pm.
Navathirupathi: There are nine Srivaishnava Temples located near Tiruchendur. These temples together are known as Navathirupathis. These temples are Srivaikuntam, Thenthirupperai, Thiru Puliankudi, Thiru Kurugoor, Thiru Kulanthai, Thiru Koloor, Twin Tirupati-1, Twin Tirupati-2 and Thiru Varagunamangai.
Panchalankurichi: It is located about 58 kilometres from Tiruchendur. It is from here, according to history, that the great warrior Veerapandiya Kattabomman raised his voice against the British Regime in 17th Century AD. The fort was converted into a memorial by the government of Tamil Nadu in 1974.
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