Tiruthani subramanya swamy temple :

God and Godess :

  • Subramanya swamy(Murugan)
  • Valli Devi ,Devasena amman
  • Lord vinayaka

Location :

Tiruthani subramanya swamy temple / Tiruthani murugan temple,
Tiruvallur(Town) ,
Tiruvallur district – 602001
Tamilnadu.

Timings :

  • Morning 6:00AM – Evening 8:45PM

Temple History :

Sri Subrahmanya Swamy temple at Tiruthani is the most famous temple of Lord Subrahmany in South India. This temple is one among the six Padaiveedu’s of Lord Muruga. ie. the 5th Padaiveedu. Thai Poosam and Panguni Uthiram festivals are the most famous festivals at this temple.A huge crowd of devotees can be seen here at the time of this festival. Tiruttani constitutes one of the six Padai Veedu shrines of Skanda (Lord Subramanya), and it represents the site where Subramanya stayed after destroying the demon Surapadman. Tiruttani is said to be the place where the Lord Subramanya married Valli – one of his two consorts.

Tiruttani constitutes one of the 6 Padai Veedu shrines of Skanda, and it represents the site where Subramanyar stayed after destroying the demon Surapadman. It has been revered by the Tiruppugazh hymns of Arunagirinathar, Tirumurugatruppadai of the Sangam period, Tanikai Puranam by Kachiappa munivar. Ramalinga Adigalaar is also associated with this shrine. Legend has it that Subramanyar married Valli who hailed from the Vallimalai hills nearby. The same legend is associated with Velimalai in Kanyakumari district. Legend also has it that Indra the king of the Gods gave his daughter Deivayanai in marriage to Skanda, and along with her presented his elephant Airavatam as part of his dowry offering. Upon Airavatam’s departure, Indra found his wealth waning. Subramanyar is said to have offered to return the white elephant, however, Indra bound by protocol refused to accept a gift that he had made, and insisted that the elephant faces his direction, hence the image of the elephant in this temple also faces the east.

Another legend has it that Indra presented a sandal stone as a part of his daughter’s dowry. The sandal paste made on this stone is applied to the image of Subramanya and the applied paste is said to acquire medicinal value. Legend also has it that Skanda bore the discus thrown by the demon Tarakasuran on his chest, and hence there is a hollow in the chest region of the image of Subramanya in this temple. Legend also has it that Skanda gifted the discus to Vishnu (Please also see Tiruveezhimizhalai and Tirumalper).

The story of Lord Muruga and Valli has a great message of philosophy. Everyone should walk towards the Almighty for liberation from the cycle of births and deaths. The world we live in is a rented house and what our own is the feet of the Lord. Almost all of us feel that this is ours and are hunting for material wealth and pleasures. Enlightened souls understand this truth and they win illusions and reach the final destination-the feet of the Lord. Nambirajan, the head of the Gypsy-Kuravas- community found a female child amidst the Valli plants, took her and brought her up. He named Her Valli after the plants. Fields – Thinaipuam, where this grain is cultivated, represents the material aspiration of people that it belongs only to them. The bird coming to pick the grain is the symbol of divinity telling that the grain belongs to them-Gods. We drive the birds. Valli was the watch woman in the field driving the birds. Lord Muruga, to enlighten her of this truth, came in the guise of an aged hunter and persuaded Her to marry Him. When She refused, He threatened her through an elephant. When Muruga embraced Her, the touch cleared Her illusions. This event is celebrated as Valli Kalyanam. The place is called Tiruthanigai where Lord Muruga shed his anger after defeating demon Sura in Tiruchendur. In the days followed, the name changed as Tiruthani.

Festivals :

  • Aadi krittikai
  • Brahmotsavam[Month of maasi]
  • Valli Kalyanam
  • Skanda Sashti

Ticket price for rituals, darshanams & special sevas :

  • Vishvaruba Darshanam – 6:00AM
  • Uchala kala pooja – 12:00PM
  • Kala Sandhi pooja – 8:00PM
  • Sayaratchai pooja – 5:00PM
  • Ardhajama pooja – 8:00PM
  • Palliarai pooja – 8:45PM
  • PoojaName – Cost
  • Panchamrutai Abhishegam – RS 1000
  • Thirukalyanam Urchavam – RS 2000
  • Sandhana Kaapau – RS 4000
  • Thanga Kavasam – RS 500
  • Keadayam Urchavam – RS 1000
  • Golden Chariot – RS 2000
  • Velli Thear Urchavam – RS 3500
  • Velli Myil and other Vehicle – RS 3500
  • Sahasranama Archanai – RS 400
  • Monthly Kriuthikai ticket (One year) – RS 500
  • Annadanam (Per day) – RS 2500
  • Annadanam (Yearly once) – RS 25000

Nearest Temples Around Tiruthani subramanya swamy temple :

  • Sivapuri – Bala Subramanyam temple – 81 km
  • Pancheshti(Panjetty) – Agastheeswarar temple – 87 km
  • Tirumala – Venkateswara swamy temple – 91 km
  • Tirupati – Kodandarama swamy temple – 71 km
  • Tirupati – Iskon temple – 70 km
  • Tirupati – Govindaraja temple – 70 km
  • Tirupati – Kapila Thirtham temple – 70 km
  • Tiruchanur – Padmavathi temple – 64 km
  • Sripuram – Golden temple – 96 km
  • Kanipakam – Vinayaka temple – 83 km
  • Srikalahasti – Kala hasteeswara temple – 86 km
  • Sholinhur – Lakshmi narasimha swamy temple – 32 km
  • Kancheepuram – Varadaraja perumal temple – 46 km
  • Vallakottai – Subramanya swamy temple – 74 km
  • Thiruporur – Kanda swamy temple – 116 km
  • Kancheepuram(Kumarakottam) – Subramanya swamy temple – 42 km
  • Kancheepuram – Ekambaranathar temple – 42 km
  • Arunachalam – Arunachaleswara temple – 149 km
  • Kancheepuram – Kailasanathar temple – 42 km
  • Kancheepuram – Kamakshi temple – 42 km

Nearest Bus Stations :

  • Tiruthani – 2 km
  • Arakkonam – 13 km
  • Nagari – 20 km
  • Sholinghu – 30 km

Nearest Railwaystations :

  • Tiruthani – 3 km
  • Arakkonam – 14 km
  • Nagari – 19 km
  • Ponpadi – 11 km

Nearest Airports :

  • Coimbatore – 462 km
  • Chennai – 87 km
  • Madhurai – 472 km
  • Salem – 290 km
  • Vellore – 88 km
  • Thiruchirapalli – 334 km

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