Thiruttani Murugan Temple
Thiruttani Murugan Temple:
Thiruttani Murugan Temple is a Hindu temple, on the hill of Thiruttani in Tamil Nadu. The hill has 365 steps indicating 365 days of the year. It is one of the Arupadaiveedu, the six holy abodes of Lord Muruga. In Thiruttani Aadi Krithika festival will be celebrated very grandly. Kavadi festival will be celebrated during the months of April-May.
Thiruttani Murugan Temple History:
Tiruttani constitutes one of the 6 padai veedu shrines of Skanda, and it represents the site where Subramanyar stayed after destroying the demon Surapadman. Once Narada, on his visit to kailasa, presented twinkle mango to Siva Paravathi and requested them not to cut this mango as it may lose it’s spiritual powers. As the fruit can’t be cut, Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvathi can’t have this fruit so they decided to offer this to one of thier son’s, Murugan and Ganesh who goes around the worldthrice. Murugan went on his vehicle peacock, Ganesh was confused as his vehicle is rat and will move slowly. Murugan reached Kailasa to collect mango, after completing the circles, to his surprise it is already offered to Ganesha. Knowing the answer from Narada,that Ganesha circle thrice to Shiva Parvathi, who were their world, Murugan felt that he had been cheated and left Kailasa and started living on the earth at Palani hills and then moved to Thiruttani hills for peace.
It is said that, Lord Murugan want to marrry Sri Valli, daughter of the king Nambiranjan. He sought help from Ganesha who then frightened Srivalli by becoming an wild elephant. Murugan saved her from the elephant and expressed his wish to marry, Srivalli expressed her willingness and they both got married here. It is said that Indra(God for Heaven offered) Sandalwood stone as part of marriage gift. Till today, Sandalwood paste applied t the lord will be prepared on this stone.
Another interesting story story attached with this temple 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 that the elephant face his direction, hence the image of the elephant in this temple also faces the east.
Another story 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. Legend also has it that Skanda imparted knowledge of Tamil to the sage Agasthyar and he is regarded as Veeramurthy, Gnanamurthy and Acharyamurthy in this shrine.
Lord Sri Rama on his way back to Ayodhya, ofered prayers to Lord Shiva at Rameswaram to get rid of his sin in killing Ravana. Ravana was a Brahman, so he needs to get of rid of the sin Brahmatti Dosham. After which to attain peace of mind, Rama prayed for Murugan here.
Legend dates back to Mahabharatha times, when pandavas exiled from their empire. Arjuna during his South India journey, offered prayers to Lord Murugan here and received his blessings.
Thiruttani Temple Timings:
|Monday||05:00am – 09:00pm|
|Tuesday||05:00am – 09:00pm|
|Wednesday||05:00am – 09:00pm|
|Thursday||05:00am – 09:00pm|
|Friday||05:00am – 09:00pm|
|Saturday||05:00am – 09:00pm|
|Sunday||05:00am – 09:00pm|
Thiruttani Daily Pooja/Seva Timings:
|Name of the Pooja/Seva||Prices|
|Thiru Kalyana archavam||Rs.2000/-|
|Velli Thar Urchavam||Rs.3500/-|
|Velli Myil Other Vehicle||Rs.3500/-|
|Monthly Kriuthikai Ticket(1 year)||Rs.500/-|
Distance Between Tirupati to Thiruttani:
Distance from Tirupati to Thiruttani is 66 kilometres, 1hr 30mns drive.Distance from Chittoor to Thiruttani is 67kms, 1hr 47mns drive. Distance from Chennai to Thiruttani is 92kms, 2hrs 26mns drive. Distance from Bangalore to Thiruttani is 288kms, 5hrs 25mns drive
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Tirupati to Thiruttani bus Timings:
APSRTC runs daily buses between Tirupati to Thiruttani. For every half an hour you will get bus from Tirupati to Thiruttani.
Thiruttani Temple Images:
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