About the Temple:
Get bewitched by the majestic appearance of the Lord of war, the patron of Tamil Nadu and the most handsome of all Gods, the great Lord Subramanian (Murugan) gracing from his shrine in Thiruparankundram. The legend has it that this place is where Muruga tied knot to his spouse Deivanai. This is a 2000 years old hillock temple beaming with the pride of being the pioneer of other five army camps. A one hour journey from Madurai will take you to this archaic temple.
There are 11 famous ponds around the temple, out of which, Saravanapoigai and Lakshmi Theertham are very famous
The Saga behind this temple:
Rishi’s were in distress because the wayward behavior of the demons and so they appealed to Lord Siva. Lord Siva underwent a deep penance and produced six sparks from his forehead, ergo Lord Muruga was created. Then Muruga fought with that demon and defeated him and converted him as his vehicle peacock. This is the place where Muruga was rewarded by all devas and got married to Deivanai.
- Vaigasi Vishakam
- Aadi Kiruthigai
- Purattasi Vel festival
- Kanda sashti
- Thai Poosam
- Panguni Utthram
- The first abode among the six abodes of Lord Murugan
- The abishegam is performed for the Vel of the god and not for Lord Murugan, as it is a cave temple
- Unlike other 5 abodes, Lord Murugan and goddess Deivaanai are in the sitting posture as the bride and groom
- In the inner sanctum, Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu are placed, one facing the other. Also Lord Ganesh and goddess Durga are there along with Lord Murugan
- Devotees drag the golden car by registering their names in advance
- Unusually, white peacocks can be seen in this temples and there is a belief that Devas and Rishis are in the form of white peacocks to witness Lord Murugan
Thiruparankundram is located in the outpost of Madurai.
Buses from Madurai Periyar and Thirumangalam bus stands will aid you to reach the temple. From the bus stand temple is at a walkable distance.
Madurai railway station is the nearest station to this temple. From the station there are surplus buses to Thiruparankundram.
Madurai airport is at a distance of 15 km from this temple. Take a bus or taxi from Madurai airport to reach this stala.
People offer Annadhanam regularly
Devotees specially pray for their weddings and childless parents for children