Tirutani Temple - Tamilnadu
This bygone temple is located in Tiruvallur district which is 102 km from Chennai. This is the place where Muruga tied the knot to his lover Valli. The 365 steps lead to the threshold of the temple and these steps are considered to be very divine. There are also separate shrines for Goddess Dhurga, Lord Vishnu and Lord Ganesh
The Saga Behind the Temple:
After the crucial war with the demon, Muruga returned to this sthala to cool down his emotional vibe. There is also another legend that says lord Muruga disguised himself as a village boy to draw the attention of the young beauty Valli. But she didn't heed to him so, with the help of his brother Ganesha, Muruga won the heart of Valli and both ended in wed lock at Tiruttani hills.
The unique feature in this temple is that instead of peacock there is an elephant before the sanctum sanctorum which is believed to be given by Lord Indra as dowry to his daughter Deivanai. Another atypical aspect of this temple is that Lord Muruga is without his weapon Vel to represent his calm state.
The sandal paste given in this temple is very powerful and can eradicate any type of diseases. All devotees offer flowers and ghee lamps to the Lord.
Eatables like laddu, tamarind rice and panchamirtham (five fruit paste) are sold inside the temple. The food given here are very tasty and palatial.
People suffering from obstacles in marriage and child boon get rid of their bad luck and will be blessed with fortunate life if they visit this temple often.
The temple is open from 6 am – 12 pm then again from 5 pm to 9 pm.
This temple is near Chennai
Bus : All local buses from Chennai will take you to this temple.
Train : The nearest railway station is in Chennai.
Airport : From the Chennai international airport it takes two hours to reach this temple.