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Lord Murugan temple at Vadapalani Chennai, Tamilnadu
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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
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
used to worship a painted picture of this
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.
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
Vibuthi and panchamirtham Abishegam
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,
Phone: 044-3720063, 4812334, 4893023, 3720556, 4840670, 4836903 and 5301230
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