Tiruchendur Murugan temple - Thiruchendur

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Thiruchendur Murugan Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Murugan and one of the Arupadaiveedu (six major abodes) of Lord Muruga. It is located in the small town of Thiruchendur in the Tuticorin district , Tamil Nadu, India. 

It is 55 km from Tirunelveli, 40 km from Tuticorin and 75 km from Kanyakumari. It is easily accessible either by bus or car. Frequent train services are available to Tiruchendur from the nearest railway junction, Tirunelveli Junction.


Nazhi Kinaru:

Any visit to the temple will be complete without visiting Nazhi Kinaru. The water in the small well is clear and sweet-tasting.


Valli Guhai (Cave):

A little removed from the main shrine is a sandstone cave dedicated to Valli, Lord Muruga's consort.


Pooja Timings:

There are 9 poojas in a day 

Suprabhaatam 

Viswarupam 

Udayamaartandam 

Mudal-Kaalasandhi, Ciru-Kaalasandhi and Periya-Kaalasandhi 

Utchikaalam 

Saayaratchai 

Ardha-jaaman or Raakkaalam 

Ekaandam 

Palli-arai Dîpâarâdhanai or the Lord's rest 


Festivals:

The most famous festivals of this temple are 

Brahmothsavam in the month of Magha (February - March). 

Vasanthothsavam for 10 days in Chitra (April - May). 

Vaikasi Visakam for 12 days in Vaisakha (May - June). 

Skandha Sashti in Asvini (October - November). 

Aavanipperunthirunaal in the month of Aavani (August-September).

Maasipperunthirunaal in the month of Maasi (January-February).

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