Lord Murugan temple at Vadapalani Chennai, Tamilnadu

Lord Murugan is known by different names like Palani Andavar, Subramaniam or Subramanian, Karthikeyan, Kumaran or Arumugam, is a powerful God of Tamilnadu who is worshiped at a famous temple in Vadapalani, Chennai which is also a famous tourist attraction spot in Chennai.

Vadapalani Murugan Temple is one of the famous devotional places in Chennai for localities as well as people visiting Chennai from outside, which is located in Andavar koil street in Chennai just 3 kilometers away from Kodambakkam railway station, whose main deity is Lord Murugan was built almost 125 years back where a devotee of God Karthikeyan used to worship a painted picture of this Tamil God.

Vadapalani means North Palani, one of the main places of worship for Lord Murugan in Tamilnadu is Palani. In this temple the statue of the main deity Lord Murugan is 4 feet high and on can also worship Lord Shiva, Goddess Parvathi (Parents of Lord Murugan) and Lord Ganesha (Brother of Lord Murugan). A pillar in this temple is sculptured with the image of Lord Hanuman who is worshiped by applying the butter offered by the devotees coming to this temple.

One more important aspect and remarkable thing about this temple is that every year around 7,000 wedding happen here which was initially a thatched shed which was used by a devotee named Annaswami Tambiran to worship painting of Lord Murugan who was inspired by the Lord and was said to get some power inside him which made him utter things which became true and helped many people.

Annaswami Tambiran convinced his friend Ratnaswami to worship the Lord when he came to know that his life is going to come to an end, Ratnaswami later built a shine and got the power from the Lord when he started worshiping the God. As the time went by many started worshipping the Lord here and the public offering were used to build the temple at this place which now stands tall to tell the tale.

Outside view

The temple was built keeping in mind the status of Lord Murugan at Palani, as the statue here resembles the same and inside the temple a spacious hall for hosting marriage functions is also available. The tower here poses the 108 Bharatanatyam dance poses. Skanda Sashti and Panguni Uttiram are celebrated grandly here and temple is crowded every month on Karttikai. Lord Murugan temple at Vadapalani is considered as of the famous temples in Tamilnadu

Facilities offered by Vadapalani Murugan temple

Temple Thirukalyanam
Santhana Kappu
Vibuthi and panchamirtham Abishegam
Pal Abishegam
Sahaswara Namam
Vada Malai
Anna Prasanam
Archanai tickets
Homa Marriage
Ear Boring
Mappilai Azhaippu
Sashtiyaptha poorthi
Ayush homam
Shanmuga Archanai

Vadapalani Murugan temple daily prayer (pooja, puja) timings

05:00 AM: Nadai
05:30 AM: Palli Arai
07:00 AM: Milk Abhishekam
10:00 AM: Vibhuti Abhishekam
11:00 AM: Santhanam Abhishekam
12:00 Noon: Uchi Kala Pooja
05:00 PM: Sayaratcha
09:00 PM: Palli Arai Pooja

Vadapalani Lord Murugan temple timings
6AM to 1PM
4PM to 9PM

Vadapalani Lord Murugan temple address and contact details

Andavar Koil Street,
Chennai 600026,

Phone: 044-3720063, 4812334, 4893023, 3720556, 4840670, 4836903 and 5301230

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