Tiruchendur Subramanya Swamy Temple
Tiruchendur Murugan Temple
Arulmigu Subramanya Swamy Temple is located in the town of Tiruchendur along the shores of the Bay of Bengal. The temple is an ancient Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Murugan. It is one of the six sacred abodes (Arupadaiveedu) of Lord Murugan.
According to the legend, Tiruchendur is the place where Lord Murugan (the second warrior son of Lord Shiva) defeated the demon Surapadman. It is further believed that the divine demigods wanted to worship Lord Murugan in a place marked by the expanse of mountains, sea and river and hence Tiruchendur was chosen.
The Temple Structure of Tiruchendur Subramanya Swamy Temple
The Raja Gopuram (temple tower) is built on the western side of the temple, unlike other temples where the Raja Gopuram is erected on the eastern side, the reason being that the sea is very close in the eastern side.
The Gopuram is nine-tier that is 138 feet high. The sanctum sanctorum of the temple has Lord Subramanyam in a standing posture. To his left is the shrine of Sivalinga Jagannatha.
Temple Festivals of Tiruchendur Subramanya Swamy Temple
- Brahmotsavam is held twice in a year during the Tamil months of Masi (February-March) and Aavani (August-September). The festival is held for 12 days and is witnessed by thousands of worshippers every year.
- The Vasantha Festival is a 10 day festival held in the Tamil month of Chittirai (April-May).
- Vaikasi Visagam (May-June)
- Skanda Sasti Festival is a 7 day festival held in the Tamil month of Aippasi (October-November)
Temple Timings in Tiruchendur Subramanya Swamy Temple
Temple is open on all days from 5:00 AM to 9:00 PM.
Pooja Details of Tiruchendur Subramanya Swamy Temple
|Pooja Name||Pooja Timing|
|Viswaroopa Darshanam||5:30 AM|
|Dwajasthamba Namaskaram||5:45 AM|
|Udaya Marthanda Abhishekam||6:15 AM|
|Udaya Marthanda Deeparadhanai||7:00 AM|
|Kalasandhi Pooja||8:00 to 8:30 AM|
|Kalasha Pooja||10:00 AM|
|Uchikala Abhishekam||10:30 AM|
|Uchikala Deeparadhanai||12:00 Noon|
|Sayaratchai Pooja||5:00 PM|
|Arthasama Abhishekam||7:15 PM|
|Arthasama Pooja||8:15 PM|
|Ekanda Seva||8:30 PM|
|Ragasia Deeparadhanai||8:45 PM|
|Nadai Thirukappiduthal||9:00 PM|
How to reach Tiruchendur Subramanya Swamy Temple
The temple is located at a distance of 60 kilometres south-east of Tirunelveli, 40 kilometres from Tuticorin and 75 kilometres north-east of Kanyakumari.
Tiruchendur is well connected with many major cities across South India. Thoothukudi Railway Station is the nearest station to the temple at a distance of around 42 kilometres. The nearest airport is at Madurai (around 99 kilometres away).