Welcome to Arulmigu Kandaswamy Temple
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     Sree Kanthaswamy Temple is located in Tiruporur which is 40 Kilometres on the way from Chennai to OldMahabalipuram. In this holy land of Tiruporur the temple of Lord Sree Kanthaswamy is located. The temple is located east facing, underneath the Pranava mountain, which is its salient aspect.
Sree Kandaswamy in this temple graces along with Valli and Deivanai. The Suyambu avatar of Lord Murugan in this temple is the most noteworthy aspect. This sthala is also beckoned as Yuthapuri. The seafront where the Lord Murugam fought with the demons is known as Thiruchendur, the landfront where the Lord put an end to the Asuras is known as Thiruparakundram. Likewise the Aghayamarg ( Skies) where Lord Murugan fough the evil is hailed as Thiruporur as per the Puranas.

Arulmigu Kandaswamy Temple – History

The battle of Thiruporur was fought against “Thalayaya Asuran” in ether or Air and connotes the vanquishing of “arrogance or pride”. Thiruporur as the very name suggests, is the venue of war (“Por” in Tamil means war) and is situated between the 40 and 41 kilometer stones on the Thiruporur High Road(Old Mahabalipuram Road-OMR ) from Chennai.

Thiruporur on 6 May 2012 - Mottai for Mehul - Nirek 001

Thiruporur is an ancient little hamlet nestled around the imposing “Arulmigu Kandaswamy Thirukoil”.

Over 450 years ago, the founding guru of Thiruporur Adhinam Srimad Chidambara Swamy who was an ardent worshipper of “Madurai Meenakshi Amman” had a vision of the Goddess bidding him to build a temple for Lord Muruga at Thiruporur. This happened when the savant challenged the Goddess that he would not eat until she graced him with her vision. Many days passed and Chidambaraswamy was almost in a coma.

Suddenly he could hear the anklets of the Goddess Meenakshi and when he opened his eyes slightly, he got a magnificent glimpse of the divine feet.

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The Goddess then raised the swamy to his feet and as her hands touched him, his skin turned golden. She told him that six earlier attempts to establish the temple had failed. Chidambaraswamy reached Thiruporur to find that it was a dense forest full of palm trees.

He could hardly make out where the attempts to build the temple had been made. When he had despaired of locating the site, Lord Muruga himself appeared as a small boy and gave him the vision of the sanctum sanctorum. Thereafter, Chidambaraswamy unearthed the Swayambu Moortis of Lord Muruga with his consorts and established the temple.

In those days, Thiruporur was one of the hamlets under the reign of a minor Muslim ruler. When the Muslim ruler’s daughter was afflicted with a form of vertigo, his minister “the dubash” suggested that the ruler seek the blessings of the nearby Chidambaraswamy as all other efforts to cure his young daughter had proved unfruitful. The Muslim ruler accepted the suggestion and prostrated, along with his daughter before Shri Chidambaraswamy.

When Sri Chidambaraswamy applied the sacred ash to his daughter’s body, she was cured instantly.

Arulmigu Kandaswamy Temple – Festivals

 

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Tamil Month & Date

Date

Details

1

Chithirai

1

14.4.2013

Tamil New Year Day and Pranava malai
Thirupadi Uthsavam

2

Chithirai

8

21.4.2013

Vasantha Uthsavam 1St Day

3

Chithirai

12

25.4.2013

Vasantha Uthsavam Last Day Thirukkalayanam Uthsavam – Yanai Vakanam

4

Vaikasi

10

24.5.2013

Srimath Chidhambara Swamigal Gurupoojai.

5

Ani

30

14.7.2013

Ambalavanar Abishekam                                   (Ani Thirumanjanam)

6

Avani

24

9.9.2013

Vinayagar Sathurthi

7

Avani

25

10.9.2013

Three days Pavithra Uthsavam 1st Day

8

Avani

27

12.9.2013

Pavithra Uthsavam Last Day                                  Kumba Abishekam

10

Purattasi

19

5.10.2013

Navarathri Uthsavam 1st Day

11

Purattasi

27

13.10.2013

Saraswathi Pooja

12

Purattasi

28

14.10.2013

Vijayadasami – Parvettai ( Guthirai Vakanam )

13

Iyppasi

16

2.11.2013

Debavali Festival

14

Iyppasi

17

3.11.2013

Maha Kanda shasti  7 days Uthsavam – 1st Day

15

Iyppasi

22

8.11.2013

Maha Kanda shasti  6th Day – Sura Samkaram Uthsavam

16

Iyppasi

23

9.11.2013

Maha Kanda shasti  7th Day –  Thirukkalayanam Uthsavam –Yanai Vakanam

17

Karthigai

Every Monday

Somavaram Uthsavaram

18

Karthigai

23

9.12.2013

Manika Vasagar 10 Days Uthsavam – 1st Day

19

Margazhi

1

16.12.2013

Dhanur Matha Pooja 1st Day

20

Margazhi

2

17.12.2013

Natarajar Abishekam (Night)

21

Margazhi

3

18.12.2013

Auruthra

22

Margazhi

17

01.01.2014

English New year – Mid night  Abishekam

23

Thai

4

17.1.2014

Thaipusham – Thepam Uthsavam

24

Thai

6

6.2.2014

12 Days Bramothsavam –  1st day

25

Thai

30

12.2.2014

Bramothsavam  7th Day – Ratha Uthsavam

26

Masi

3

15.2.2014

Bramothsavam  10th Day – Theerthavarai Night –Thepam Uthsavam

27

Masi

5

17.2.2014

Bramothsavam  12th Day  – Vedarpari  Uthsavam

28

Panguni

30

13.4.2014

Panguni Uthram – Abishegam –                           Night Thirupadi Uthsavam

29

Chithirai

1

14.4.2014

Tamil New Year Day and Pranava malai              (Jeya Varudam)
 Note: From 15.7.2012 Uthsavams are Stopped due to Thiruppani  works – All Uthsavams
           will be performed after Maha Kumbabishekam.

Arulmigu Kandaswamy Temple – Pooja Details

Pooja Timings

 

Pooja
Time
Kalasandhi
9.00 A.M
Uchikala Poojas
12.00 P.M
Sayaratchai
05.30 P.M
Rakkalam
08.00 P.M

Fees Structure

Name
Price
Archanai
Rs.5.00
Mudi Kanikkai
Rs.10.00
Special Entrance
Rs.10.00
Ear Boring
Rs.25.00
Kavadi
Rs.50.00
Photo
Rs.50.00
Video Camera
Rs.150.00
Mappillai Azhaippu
Rs.150.00
Milk Abisheka
Rs.500.00
Urchavar Abisheka
Rs.750.00
Sri Shakra Abisheka
Rs.1000.00
Sandhana Kappu
Rs.1000.00
Golden Chariot
Rs.1500.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact Us

Executive Officer

Arulmigu Kandaswamy Temple

Thiruporur–603110

Kancheepuram Dt

Phone – 044 27446226

E-Mail : thiruporurtemple@gmail.com