Madhurai Arulmigu Dandayuthapani Temple :

God and Godess :

  • Dandayuthapani swamy
  • Valli, Devasenai Amman
  • Kanni Moola Ganapathi
  • Lord Veerabhadra
  • Sri Angala Eswari
  • Sri Petchi Amman
  • Sri Durga Devi
  • Yoga Anjaneyar swamy
  • Lord Shiva
  • Dakshinamurthy
  • Sri Kalabhairavar

Location :

Madhurai Dhandayudhapani Temple (Lord Murugan),
Nethaji road ,Near Periyar Bus stand,
Madhurai (City),
Madhurai district-625001,
Tamilnadu.

Timings :

  • Morning 6:00 AM – 12:00PM
  • Evening 4:00PM – 10:00PM

Temple History :

Dhandayudhapani Temple is situated at the distance of 0.5 km from Periyar bus stand, Madurai City. It is on the way to Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple and the junction of Nethaji Road and West Masi Street.This is a temple noted for the Alankara – dressing of Lord Muruga. The Lord appears in royal attire. As the Lord took a pilgrimage Himself to Palni, He is named Dandayuthapani. He is also praised as Madurai Palani Andavar. Saivite Saint Sundarar who was friendly with Lord Shiva (Saka Marga) visited Madurai during the seventh century and stayed in this temple.

It was then called Sundarar Mutt based on this event. He continued his journey to Tiruparamkundram from here. This establishes the antiquity of the temple dating back to that period. Some devotees used to carry the procession deity on their heads to Palani on Thai Poosam day. Abhisheka would be performed to the idol there. The practice did not continue in later years. As Lord Muruga visited Palni, He is named Dandayuthapani. He is also praised as Madurai Palaniandavar.There are also Shrines of 1. Kanni Moola Ganapathy, Veera Bathrar, 3Sri Angala Eswari, Sri Veera Bathrar, Sri Petchi Amman, Sri Durgai, Sri Nagar, Sri Maha Ganapathy, Sri Yoga Anjaneyar, Sri Parameswarar, Nandeeswarar, Sri Yoga Thatchinamoorthy and Sri Kalabhairavar in the same temple premises.

Festivals :

  • Kantha shasti(October – November)
  • Panguni Brahmotsavam (March – April)
  • Procession of Lord Muruga (On Kruthika Star days)
  • Vaikasi Visakam (May – June)
  • Thaipoosam (Jan -Feb)
  • Vinayaka Chaturthi (Aug – Sep)
  • Navaratri festival (Sept – Oct)
  • Panguni Uthiram ,Brahmotsavam (10 days)

Ticket price for rituals, darshanams & special sevas :

  • Kalasandhi – 9:00AM – 9:15AM
  • Sayaratchai pooja – 7:00PM – 7:15PM
  • Archanai
  • Abhishegam
  • Astothiram – Rs 5
  • Ksheerabhishekam(Milk) – Rs 5
  • Pathakanikkai – Rs 10
  • Ubaya Ticket – Rs 10
  • Special Darshan – Rs 10
  • Nityapooja Katalai – Rs 3000(Guruperyarchi,Sanipeyarchi,Ragu-Kethu,Peryarchi Ticket) – Rs 100
  • Rudra seva Abhisheka Aradhanai – Rs 2000
  • 6-7 Abhisheka Aradhanai – Rs 650
  • Swamy Veedhi Ula – Rs 1000
  • Sandhanakappu – Rs 1000
  • Sankatahara Chaturthi – Rs 200
  • Mathanthira Abhisheka Aradhanai Ticket(Karthigai,Sasti ,Sathurthi,Prathosam,Theriperai,Astami(Kalabhairavar)) – Rs 350
  • Vedai Malai – Rs 150
  • Karthigai Abhisheka katalai – Rs 25000
  • Latcharchanai – Rs 1100
  • Pushpa Anki – Rs 2500
  • Thanur Matha Pooja – Rs 1050
  • Sivaratri pooja Abhishekam – Rs 600
  • Thanga Kavasam Sathupadi(Moolavar) – Rs 1500
  • Thanga Kavasam Sathupadi(Parivara theivangal) – Rs 750
  • Ganapathy homam,Kantha homam – Rs 3500

Nearest Temples Around Madhurai Arulmigu Dandayuthapani Temple :

  • Tenkasi Kasi Viswanatha temple – 158 km
  • Kadayam Vilava Vananatha temple – 177 km
  • Cumbum/Kambam Kambaraya & Kasi viswanatha temple – 115 km
  • Palani Dandayuthapani temple – 118 km
  • Palani Idumban temple – 117 km
  • Tiruchunai Agastheeswarar temple – 49 km
  • Dindigul Srinivasa perumal temple – 63 km
  • Srivilliputhur Vaidyanathar temple – 77 km
  • Srivilliputhur Nachyar /Andal temple – 77 km
  • Sathuragiri Sundaramahalingam temple – 75 km
  • Uthamapalayam Thirukalatheeswarar kovil – 105 km
  • Chinnamanur Sivakami amman Udanuraipula Nandeeswarar temple – 98 km
  • Rameswaram Ramalingeswara swamy temple – 170 km
  • Sankara kovil Sankaranarayan temple – 121 km
  • Tirunelveli Nelliappar temple – 157 km
  • Madhurai Meenakshi Amman temple – 0.4 km
  • Madhurai Thiruparakundram Murugan temple – 0.3 km
  • A.vayalpatti Kallalagar temple – 22 km
  • Thiruvedagam Edaganatheswarar temple – 19 km
  • Pillayarpatti Karpaga vinayagar temple – 74 km
  • Madhurai Madanagopala temple – 0.3 km
  • Kalugumalai Murugan temple – 118 km
  • Tiruchendur Subramanya swamy temple – 180 km
  • Srirangam Ranganatha temple – 145 km
  • Tirupattur Brahmapureeswarar temple – 166 km
  • Manapparai Nallandavar temple – 109 km
  • Kumily Mangala devi temple – 148 km
  • Peraiyur Naganatha temple – 108 km

Nearest Bus Stations :

  • Madhurai – 7 km
  • Thirumangalam – 19 km

Nearest Railwaystations :

  • Madhurai – 1 km
  • Tirumangalam – 20 km

Nearest Airports :

  • Coimbatore – 208 km
  • Chennai – 442 km
  • cochin – 247 km
  • Trivendram – 300 km

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