Thiruchendur murugan temple - A major tourist attraction in Tamilnadu

Thiruchendur murugan temple attracts large number of devotees. Only murugan temple among six abode locating near the sea shore. Nalikinaru and holy dip are the specialty of this temple. Elephant blessing also very interesting. Online booking tour operator also included with this article for the benefit of tourists.

Thiruchendur murugan temple

Thiruchendur murugan temple, one of the most popular temples in Tamil Nadu. The temple is located in the place called Thiruchendur under the district of Tuticorin. Tamil Nadu is most famous for its giant and elegant architecture of its temples which is an example of Indian culture and the art of sculpture. Huge number of devotees visit this temple everyday. The pilgrims are reaching this temple from far and off places. Earlier, they used to come to this temple by foot or bullock cart. They have to continue their journey for a week or more facing untold difficulties to reach this temple but now with the availability of modern transport facilities, they find very convenient to reach this temple. The temple committee take care of providing all essential facilities for the devotees. During the festival season there will be a huge overflow of gathering of devotees offering tribute to the god at Thiruchendur murugan temple. There are six abodes for murugan, among them this is the only one abode of murugan in the sea shore and other five abodes are in the hills.

How to reach Thiruchendur Murugan temple

There are large number of Tour operators have their tour trip to Thiruchendur murugan temple. For online booking tour operators you can click the link given at the bottom this this article. You have many bus trips to Thiruchendur murugan temple from all major cities of Tamil Nadu. For tourists and pilgrims of other states can reach any of the major cities of Tamil Nadu and from there they have direct bus to this temple from Ramanathapuram, Rameshwaram, Tuticorin, Nagarcoil and many more cities. Turicorin is the major city nearest to Thiruchendur murugan temple. The distance from Thiruchendur is
  • Kanyakumri -85 Kilometer.M
  • Tuticorin -35 Km
  • Nagarcoil - 54 Km
  • Ramanathapuram - 192 Km
  • Madurai - 175 Km
  • Trichy -264 Km

Where to stay at Thiruchendur Murugan temple

There are sufficient number of lodges on various rates are available at the temple complex. One can book a lodge from Rs 500-Rs1000 depending upon the facilities provided in the rooms. The lodges are very nearer to the temple so, you don't need to book lodges at the junction road. From the junction road it will take 30 minutes to reach this temple by walk. So, it is better to book the lodges in the temple complex from where you can take direct look of the temple beauty. There is a common hall for the people come to this temple along with their 'kavadi'. For such people came to this temple only for the devotion purpose can avail the common hall accommodation on free of cost.

Facilities provided at Thiruchendur murugan temple

  • Hall for the mundane tribute to the god
  • Care taking centre for foot wears and other accessories
  • Ever dry one feet radius well for freshwater bath at 'Nalikinaru'.
  • Large number of vendors for selling pooja items and other spiritual items.
  • Pay toilet and free toilet in the temple campus.
  • Separate bathrooms for ladies and gents for bathing from tap water.
  • Elephant blessings for children and adults on payment
  • VIP darshan on payment in a separate queue.
This is a temple with all facilitiesrendered to the devotees.

Valli cave at Thiruchendur Temple

Valli cave is one of the popular cave for the tourist attraction. In-numerous number of people both devotees and tourists visit this cave for praying goddess Valli. It is known from the spiritual books that Murugan was made himself and Valli hide inside this cave for fighting against the evils. The tunnel was around 49 feet in length. We have to move through the cave in a stooping position only. No one can stand straight because low height of the cave. At the end of the cave there is a small statue of murugan and Valli for whom the devotees offer pooja and pray for the well being. The temple committee is charging around RS 2/- as an entry fee per head.

Holy dip at the wavy sea at Thiruchendur murugan temple

Holy dip is really interesting one at the strong wavy sea water. It is presumed that participating in the holy dip at the sea of Thiruchendur murugan temple we can wash all sin done either knowingly or unknowingly to lead the remaining life in a spiritual manner. Large gathering participates in the holy dip in the sea. Ladies, gents and children can participate in the holy dip at Thiruchendur murugan temple. It has a very long coastal area and sufficient space for taking the historical holy dip.

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