Tiruporur Kanda swamy Temple :

God and Godess :

  • Kandaswamy,
  • Vallidevi , Devasenai Amman,
  • Kukkutaptajar.

Location :

Tiruporur Kandaswamy Temple
Thiruporur Town,
Kanchipuram district – 603110
Tamilnadu.

Timings :

  • Morning 6:00AM – 12:30PM
  • Evening 5:30PM – 8:00PM.

Temple History :

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 Murugan fought with the demons is known as Thiruchendur, the land front where the Lord put an end to the Asuras is known as Thiruparakundram. Likewise, the Aghayamarg ( Skies) where Lord Murugan fought the evil is hailed as Thiruporur as per the Puranas.
History:

The battle of Thiruporur was fought against “Thalayaya Asuran” in either 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 km stones on the Thiruporur High Road(Old Mahabalipuram Road-OMR ) from Chennai.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 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.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 Moortys 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 seeks 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.

Festivals :

  • Tamil New Year & Pranava Malai Thirupadi Utsavam
  • Vasantha Utsavam
  • Ani Thirumanjanam
  • Navaratri Festival
  • Deepavali Festival
  • Mahakandashasti
  • Brahmotsavam
  • Mahasivaratri
  • Panguni Uthiram

Ticket price for rituals, darshanams & special sevas :

  • Kalasandhi Pooja – 9:00am
  • Uchikala Pooja – 12:00pm
  • Sayaratchai Pooja – 5:30pm
  • Rakkala Pooja – 8:00pm
  • Archana – Rs 5
  • Mudikanikkai – Rs 10
  • Special Entrance – Rs 10
  • Ear Boring – Rs 25
  • Kavadi – Rs 50
  • Photo – Rs 50
  • Video Camera – Rs 150
  • Mappillai Azhaippu – Rs 150
  • Milk Abhishekam – Rs 750
  • Urchavar Abhishekam – Rs 750
  • Sri Chakra Abhishekam – Rs 1000
  • Sandhan Kappu – Rs 1000
  • Golden Chariot – Rs 1500

Nearest Temples Around Tiruporur Kanda swamy Temple :

  • Vallakkottai Murugan Temple – Kanchipuram district – 46.00 km
  • Kanchipuram Varadaraja swamy temple – Kanchipuram district – 62.00 km
  • Kanchipuram Kamakshi Amman Temple – Kanchipuram district – 67.00 km
  • Kanchipuram Kumara Kottam Subramanya temple – Kanchipuram district – 68.00 km
  • Kanchipuram Ekambaranathar temple – Kanchipuram district – 68.00 km
  • Kanchipuram Sri Kailasanathar Temple – Kanchipuram district – 69.00 km
  • Pancheshti Agastheeswarar temple – Tiruvallur district – 81.00 km
  • Tiruthani subramanya swamy temple – Tiruvallur district – 115.00 km
  • Singavaram Sri Ranganatha Swamy Temple – Viluppuram district – 123.00 km
  • Poovarasankuppam Sri Lakshmi Narashima Perumal Temple – Viluppuram district – 142.00 km
  • Sholinghur Lakshmi Narasimha swamy temple – Vellore district – 145.00 km
  • Sripuram Sri Lakshmi Narayani Temple – Vellore district – 157.00 km
  • Parikkal Sri Lakshmi Narasimha murthy Temple – Viluppuram district – 157.00 km
  • Tiruvannamalai Sri Arunachaleswar Temple – Tiruvannamalai district – 157.00 km
  • Koovagam Koothandavar Temple – Viluppuram district – 160.00 km
  • Srikalahasthi Sri Kalahastheeswara Swamy temple – Chittoor district – 169.00 km
  • Tirukoilur Ulagalantha Perumal Temple – Viluppuram district – 170.00 km
  • Tiruchanur Sri Padmavathi ammavari temple – Chittoor district – 172.00 km
  • Sivapuri Uchinathar Temple – Cuddalore district – 174.00 km
  • Thirunaraiyur Soundaryeswarar Temple – Cuddalore district – 188.00 km

Nearest Bus Stations :

  • Tiruporur – 0.40 km
  • Kelambakkam – 8.00 km
  • Mahabalipuram – 16.00 km
  • Tirukazhukundram – 22.00 km
  • Chengalpattu – 26.00 km
  • chennai – 47.00 km

Nearest Railwaystations :

  • Guduvancheri – 24.00 km
  • Chengalpattu – 26.00 km
  • Potheri – 27.00 km
  • Tambaram – 35.00 km

Nearest Airports :

  • Chennai International Airport,Chennai – 42.00 km
  • Tirupati Airport,Renigunta – 174.00 km
  • Tiruchirapally International Airport, Trichy – 297.00 km
  • Kempegowda International Airport,Bangalore – 334.00 km
  • Madurai Airport,Madurai, Tamil Nadu – 435.00 km

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