About the Arulmigu Subramaniyaswamy Temple
Thiruparankundram Murugan Temple or Subramanya Swamy Temple is one of the six abodes of Lord Murugan. After He had killed the demon Surapadman, Lord Murugan married Devasena, Lord Indra’s daughter at this spot. These stories are mentioned in the Skanda Purana. This unique temple is carved out from a rock and dates back to the 6th century CE, The main temple has cells which are the sanctums of Lord Murugan, Durga Ma, Vinayakar, Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu. On the top of the hill is a shrine dedicated to Kashi Vishwanath. Adjacent to the temple is a sacred pond with fish in it. There is also a Vedic school on the banks of the pond.
Arulmigu Subramaniyaswamy Temple Opening and Closing Date
Arulmigu Subramanya Swamy Temple is closed for devotees till 8th August and the temple will reopen after 8th August.
A rarity among Indian temples
One unique feature in the Subramanya Swamy Temple is that here we see Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva facing each other. This is considered rare in Indian temples. Skanda Shashti is the main festival celebrated in this temple. Brahmotsavam, Karthigai Deepam and Vaikuntha Ekadashi are also celebrated.
Arulmigu Subramaniyaswamy Temple Darshan Timings
05:00 AM to 01:00 PM
04:00 PM to 09:15 PM
Arulmigu Subramaniyaswamy Temple Pujas and Aartis
05:30 AM to 06:00 AM Thiruvanandal pooja
07:00 AM to 07:30 AM Vilaa pooja
08:00 AM to 08:30 AM Kalasandhi pooja
12:30 PM to 01:00 PM Uchi Kala Pooja
05:30 PM to 06:00 PM Sayaraksha Pooja
08:30 PM to 09:00 PM Ardhajama Pooja
09:00 PM to 09:15 PM Palliyarai Pooja
Arulmigu Subramaniyaswamy Temple Nearby Places to visit
Some interesting places nearby that can be visited are :
- Meenakshi Amman Temple, Madurai – 8 km
- Rameshwaram – 185 km
- Kanyakumari – 234 km
- Sri Muktheeswarar Temple Vayu sthalam, Madurai – 10 km
How to reach Thiruparankundram
The nearest railway station is Thiruparankundram, 1 km from the temple.
Madurai Railway Station is a better option and is 8 km from the temple.
The nearest airport is Madurai Airport, 10 km from the temple.
Distances from Thiruparankundram
- Madurai – 8 km
- Periyar National Park – 141 km
- Palani – 143 km
- Rameshwaram – 185 km
- Kanyakumari – 235 km
- Chennai – 471 km
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