Tiruchendur Temple - Tamilnadu
Unlike the other abodes of Lord Murugan, this is the only abode which is seated on the land and besides the sea. The lovely breeze from the sea and the melodious song from the temple coalesce in the air of Tiruchendur fills every heard with divinity. This ancient temple is located at the distance of 40km from Tuticorin.
Saga Behind This Temple:
The legend has it that this is the place where Lord Muruga annihilated the villainous demon Soorapadman and later reprieved him on the sixth day from the new moon. This day is hailed as “Kantha Sasti” and is celebrated in grandeur.
This temple has an aperture from where we can hear the OM vibration and the source of the sound is a mystery until now. This temple is also known for the meticulously done architecture.
Pooja : Here the lord is offered abisheka for nine times in a day. During this abisheka, curd rice, sweet Pongal, payasam, grains, dal and many more are also offered to the lord and are distributed to the poor people after the rituals
Prayer : People suffering from obstacles in marriage and longing for child boon are delivered from their sins and sorrows if they visit Lord Muruga who graces along with his spouse in the shrine of Tiruchendur.
How To Reach?
This place is near Tuticorin. It can be reached from all parts of Tamil Nadu.
Bus:It is a one hour journey from Tuticorin. You can take an auto or taxi from Tiruchendur bus stand to the temple.
Train:The nearest railway station is in Tuticorin from where you have to take a bus to reach the temple.
Airport:The nearest airport is Tuticorin or Madurai.