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Murugan Tenple

Thiruchendur Murugan temple is known as the second Arupadai Veedu of Lord Muruga. Lord Muruga won the battle with the asura, Surapadma and worshipped Lord Shiva in this sacred place. The temple is situated along the shores of the Bay of Bengal.Thiruchendur Temple Tiruchendur Temple Thiruchendur Temple Tiruchendur Temple Thiruchendur Temple Normally, the Raja Gopuram will be in the eastern side of temples in Tamil Nadu. But in Thiruchendur alone the Raja Gopuram is in the western side. It is said that the Raja Gopuram was not erected on the eastern side since the sea is very close in the eastern side.Thiruchendur Murugan temple Tiruchendur Murugan temple Thiruchendur Murugan temple Tiruchendur Murugan temple Mela Gopuram has nine storeys and it is about 137 feet high above Yalimattam, 90 feet long north to south and 65 feet broad east to west. At the top of the Gopuram the width is 20 feet and the length is 49 feet. To indicate that the Gopuram consists of 9 storeys there are nine Kalasams (sacred copper pots) at the top of the Gopuram.Murugan Temple Tiruchendur Murugan Temple.Thiruchendur Murugan Temple is an ancient Hindu temple dedicated to Murugan situated in Tamil Nadu, India. The puranic name or historical name for this temple is Jayanthipuram. It is also one of the Arupadaiveedu , the six major abodes of Murugan. It is the only one among the xix sacred temple complexes to be situated near the sea shore. It is one of the largest temple complexes of India and it is one of the most visited temple complex in India. This temple is the fourth Hindu temple in Tamil Nadu to get ISO certification.      Book Now



Valli Cave

A little removed from the main shrine and on the northern seashore under a cliff of over-hanging hardened sandstone there is a picturesque grotto carved out of it. Two images are installed there, one dedicated to Valli and another to Dattatreya. The frontal shrine has been embellished by a stone mantapa of 16 pillars, 24-1/4 ft. long 21-1/4 feet broad. Behind the frontal cave, there is a circumambular passage with another grotto carved from inside, with a figure of Valli in a niche. The cave overlooks the sea as its waves dash against its sides. The walls of the mantapa have recent paintings of Nambirajan. The king of the clan of hunters and his men had followed the flight of Valli with Muruga; and here they were confronted by the divine consorts and are shown their grace. On this account the cave is also known as Valli Olittavalanādu. To the left of the mantapa, a plastic representation of Muruga.beach. A counter part of this rocky cave is to be found nine miles away on the rocky edge of Manalpad Beach. Curiously enough it had been occupied as early as 1542 A.D. by the early Roman Catholic Church, and bears a tablet saying, "This cave once, the dwelling of a Saivite Sannyasi, has been sanctified by the prayers and penance of Saint Francis Xavier." This is spoken of as another of Valli      Book Now



Navathirupathi

The nine Vishnu Temples are located very close to one another. They are all in Thoothukudi District. The Vaishnava shrines are having an interesting legend. The shrines are notable for nine stone carvings and temple architecture.Most of the Thirupathi are located on the main road from Tiruchendur to Tirunelveli. Among the nine, two temples i.e Alwarthirunagari and Srivaikundam are located on the main road between Tiruchendur and Tirunelveli. The other seven temples are located little interior from the main road. The pilgrims those who are visiting Thiruchendur they will pay a visit to Alwarthirunagari and Srivaikundam. These two temples are situated on the bank of the river Tamirabarani. In these two temples every year a festival is celebrated in the month of September for 10 days on large scale. Every year in the month of September to October (Tamil month Purataci ) all Saturdays the Tamilnadu State Transport corporation ply the special buses to these Navathirupathi Temples from Tirunelveli New Bus-stand. Advance booking also done.      Book Now


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