Thursday, July 2, 2015

Sri Subramaniyaswamy Thirukovil, Thiruparankundram

Moolavar
Subramaniaswami
Urchavar
Shanmugha
Amman
Deivanai
Thala Virutcham
Kallathi
Pooja
Kaamika and Karana
How Many Years old?
1000-2000 years old
Temple History
The Devas appealed to Lord Shiva to protect them from the terror strikes of demon Surapanma. Lord created Muruga from six sparks from His forehead eye. Lord Muruga fought Surapanma, destroyed and made of him a peacock for his vehicle and a cock for his flag. This happened in Tiruchendur. Indira offered his daughter Deivaniai to Muruga in marriage. The marriage took place in Tiruparankundram attended by a huge number of Rishis, Devas and Gods. Lord Muruga graces here in the wedding form. He is named Subramanya. 

Singers
Nakkeerar, Arunagirinathar, Pamban Swamigal, Tirugnanasambandar, Tirunavukkarasar, Sundarar and Manickavasagar.

Special
Thiruparamkundram : Soora Samharam, Chariot Festival and Laksha archana (worship to Lord Muruga by hundred thousand names)

Festival
Vaikasi Visakam, Aadi Krithikai, Purattasi Vel festival, Skanda Sashti,Tirukarithikai, Thai poosam, Panguni Uthiram

Opening Time
The temple is open from 5.30 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. and 4.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m.

Address
Sri Subramaniaswami Temple, Tiruparankundram – 625 005, 
Madurai district
Phone : +91- 452- 248 2248, 248 2648, 98653- 70393, 98421- 93244, 94433 - 82946

Location
The Thiruparankundram temple is about 7km from the Madurai to kanyakumari road.

Railway Station
Thiruparankundram, Madurai

Airport
Madurai