About Vadapalani Murugan Temple

Vadapalani Andavar Temple is located in Vadapalani area in Chennai. Built around 125 years ago, it is dedicated to Lord Muruga and is one of the most frequented temples of the city.
Annaswami Nayakar, a devotee of Muruga was the founder of the temple. The idol here resembles the original Palani Muruga. The major parts of this temple are its sannidhis like the Varasiddhi Vinayaka, Chokkanāthar, Meenakshi Amman, Kāli, Bhairava and Shanmuga.
The temple is open from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tourists, devotees as well as families visit the temple . It is also the preferred venue for marriage and more than 7000 couples get married here every year.
The temple is easily accessible from all parts of Chennai by means of local transport like bus, auto or rickshaw. The best time to visit the temple is from November to March, when the climate would be pleasant.
Other attractions near the temple include Regional Train Museum, Lady of our Lourdes church, Ranganathan Street at T Nagar, M.Rm.Rm. Cultural Foundation, Government Museum, Egmore Museum and National Art Gallery, to name a few.

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