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. It is 60 km south-east of Tirunelveli, 40 km from Tuticorin and 75 km north-east of Kanyakumari. The temple complex is on the shores of Bay of Bengal.
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. The Sri Devi Jakkammal Temple, the hereditary Goddess of Kattabomman, is located near the fort. A cemetery for British soldiers is seen near the fort. Within the memorial, there are beautiful paintings on the walls depicting the heroic deeds of the saga.
Arulmigu Kalugasalamoorthy Temple, Kalugumalai: Kalugumalai is a small village about 22 km from Kovilpatti, between Sankaran koil and Kovilpatti near Tirunelveli in south Tamil Nadu. This place houses the famous Kazhugachalamurthy Temple. Kazhugumalai became famous by the Thirupugazh hymns of Arunagirinathar.The village may have got its present name from the hill Kalugumalai ("Hill of the vulture"). Earlier it was known as Araimalai or Thirumalai. Even before that it was referred as Nechchuram and Tiruneccuram. Some of the epigraphies mentions that there was a palace for the pandya official called Ettimannan. At the foot of the Kalugumalai a large urn-burial cemetery was found. However hundreds of urns were destroyed during limestone quarrying.Opposite to Kalugasalamoorthy temple there is a small palace which served as local residence of Raja of Ettaiyapuram.
Arultharum Mutharamman Temple, Kulasekaranpatinam: Once upon a time due to the curse of saint Agathiyar, The saint Varamuni has became a man with a buffalow head. The term “Magisam” means buffalow. Since he had a buffalow head he was called Magisasuran. With his continuous meditation and strenuous effort Magisasuran gained more power and dominated all over the world. To condemn the domination of the Magisasuran the saints approached the Goddess and informed the hardship done by Magisasuran. Then with the power of Goddess there appears a female baby. The baby was named as Lalithambigai.The baby grown up within 9 days and on the 10th day she grew as Annai Parasakthi Lalithambigai with lots of anger came strongly and destroyed Magisasuran and this day 10th day is being celebrated as Dusshera. The growth occurred by Annai Parasakthi during the nine days are resumed as Navarathiri. The first three days for Malaimagal, the second three days as Alaimagal, and the last three days as Kalaimagal.
Arulmigu Sankara Rameshvarar Temple: Arulmigu Sankara Rameshvarar Temple is one of the ancient temples of Thoothukudi District, the city which is considered as the industrial area of South India.Arulmigu Sankara Rameshvarar is a form of Lord Shivan .The temple is one of the oldest structures(above 700 years) in Thoothukudi. This temple is dedicated to Sri Shiva as Sankara Rameswarar and Divine Mother Shakti as Arultharum Bagampriyal Udanurai Temple.People believe "Lord Shiva" and pray to him, they get rid of all their problems, after praying to this god. The famous about Arulmigu Sankara Rameshvarar Temple is "Prathosam Pooja" which is famous among the Thoothukudi region.The main festival Arulmigu Sankara Rameshvarar Temple is at month of Chitra & Tamil New Year which is most famous among the Thoothukudi region. The SANKARA RAMESWARAR (mulavar) was worshiped by Sage KAASIYAPPAR,Sage GOWTHAMAR,Sage BARATHVAJAR and ATHIRI are some more who workshipped here.As Sankara Rameswarar dissolved himself with the Lord, the Linga.So People favourite deity Sankara Rameswarar in the temple.Thoothukudi also was the place of residence of Eripathanayanar, Pugazh Chola Nayanar .
Arulmigu Courtrallanathar Swamy Temple, Courtrallam: This is only official website of the Thiru Courtrallanathar Swamy Temple. This temple is administrated by The Hindu Religious & Charitable Endowments Department Tamilnadu and inspected area Thenkasi.This temple is located at about five kilometers, away from Tenkasi, Tirunelveli - district. Ad midst of Sylvan surroundings, with the adjoining background of main falls, this Courtralanathaswami temple is found in the Courtralam Township. As Courtralam - falls is popular among the people; Sri Courtralanathaswami Temple is famous for one of its Pancha-Sabha known as Chitra - Sabha.The temple is dedicated to Sri Thiru Courtrallanathar, Thirukootachalapathi and Kuzhalvoimozhi Amman (Devi whose voice is as sweet as the music of the flute). Jack tree is the Sthala Vruksha. Saint Tirugnanasambander of 7th Century A.D. glorifies the Lord of Kutralam in 2 pathihams one of which relates to the Sthala Vruksha Other Saints Tirunavkarasar Manickavachagar Pattinathar etc., have poured forth their feelings of spiritual ecstasy in soul – stirring lyrics.
Arulmigu Nellaiappar Temple, Tirunelveli: The temple of Arulmigu Swami Nellaiappar and Arultharum Kanthimathi Ambal is situated in the heart of the city. The river Tamirabharani referred to by poets as "Porunai" flows round the town. In the distant past the town was a bamboo forest; hence it was known in those days as "venuvanam". One of the famous temples in Tamil Nadu steeped in tradition and history and also known for its Musical Pillars and other Brilliant Sculptural Splendours, this is one of the largest temples in South India.The temple complex consist of two huge temples, one for Lord Shiva (Nellaiappar temple) and the other for his consort Parvathi (Kanthimathi Ammai temple). The former temple is also called as 'Swamy Venunathar', 'Nelveli Nathar', 'Chaleevadeesar' and later by the names 'Vadivudaya Ammai' and 'Kamakottamudaya Naachiyaar'. These two temples are linked by a big terraced hall namely Sangili Mandapam that has life sized sculptures adoring the pillars. The main deity of Kanthimathi Nellaiyappar Temple is a 'Suyambu Lingam' or a Shiva Lingam which erupted from underneath the earth.