Tirupparankundram Murugan Temple, Madurai

Tirupparankundram Murugan Temple

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About Tirupparankundram Murugan Temple

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    • Not Allowed: Pets
    • Timings - Opening & Closing: Monday - Friday: 9.00 AM - 6.30 PM , Saturday: 9.00 AM - 6.30 PM , Sunday: 9.00 AM - 6.30 PM , Public Holidays: 9.00 AM - 6.30 PM

Thirupparankundram Murugan Temple is located at a distance of 8 km from the centre of Madurai city. A rock-cut temple carved out of the mountain is considered as one of the abodes of Lord Murugan.

Built in 8th century by Pandya King, the shrine in the temple is cut out of a solid rock. The temple houses shrines of Lord Subramanya, Lord Shiva, Lord Vinayaka, Goddess Durga, Lord Vishnu and other deities.  

There are number of cubical pillars with lotus medallions at the entrance of temple. The temple has innumerable cave shrines that are small and approached through narrow dark passages. The inscriptions on the chamber walls are believed to date back to the early medieval period.
The temple is a place from where sun and moon can be seen together at different times of the day. This temple is considered holy for conducting marriages, as it is believed that marriage of Lord Subramanya was celebrated in this temple.

What travellers are saying about Tirupparankundram Murugan Temple

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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  1-2hrs
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16 traveller reviews for Tirupparankundram Murugan Temple

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Ashwathi Kaimal

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  • Ashwathi Kaimal
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 5 photos
  • 30 Reviews
  •  116 helpful votes
  •  55103 readers

"Temple in the Mountain"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Jan 8, 2017
The temple was built near a hill and it was really a beautiful experience. We took a rickshaw to reach this destination from the bus stand. The temple looks like the Meenashi temple from outside but from inside the temple is like a cave. It is really cool inside. There was a queue along the stairs to see the idol for darshan.
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Jagdish Raval

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  • Jagdish Raval
  • Lives in Ahmedabad
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  • 414 Reviews
  •  165 helpful votes
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"Abode of Lord Murugan"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Aug 24, 2016
On 4th day of our religious personal tour, we visited Thirupparamkunram Murugan Temple, Madurai. The Temple is dedicated Lord Murugan and is one of six holy abodes of Lord Murugan in Tamil Nadu. It is at a distance of 10 km from Meenakshi Amman Temple. We prayed here and got blessing from Lord Murugan. The deities in temple are Lord Ganesha, Kartikeya with his wife Valli and Devyani. Goddess Durga, Lord Shiva and also Lord Balaji. A must visit place when you are in Madurai and are devotee of Lord Murugan. A nice visit of Sanctum.
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V srikanthappa

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  • V srikanthappa
  • 4 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  1083 readers

"Awesome temple, full of religious atmosphere"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Apr 10, 2016
Well-maintained and quite a peaceful place for establishing religious link between God Murugan and us. Temple have well-maintained the rush management system, so it takes only 1/2 hour to visit all the attractions.
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Karthi Sundar

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  • Karthi Sundar
  • Lives in Madurai
  • 1 Review
  •  2 helpful votes
  •  925 readers

"Good to visit"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Dec 30, 2015
Good place to visit and don't forget to visit small temples at the back of the mountain. The temple will be closed in the afternoon, so please plan accordingly.
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Gowri Sa

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  • Gowri Sa
  • Lives in Chennai
  • 7 Reviews
  •  3 helpful votes
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"Temple at the foothill"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jul 24, 2015
Thirupparamkunram ( Holy hill place) Murugan temple is also said to be pre-historic. Lord Muruga was born here as ' six babies' then combined to one single body with six heads. Hence he is also called as Arumugam (man with six face; and married Devasena (daughter of Lord Indra) here only. The temple is at the foot of hill, there is a Muslim mosque at the top of the hill indicating that all religions are same and people of different religions happily lived together, nice place to visit.
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Anirban Dutta

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  • Anirban Dutta
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 2 Reviews
  •  1257 readers

"Filled with devotees and good architecture of temple"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted May 21, 2015
The Tirupparankundram Murugan Temple was a religious temple. Full of people and a religious site. The architecture was very good, there was a belief that once lord Rama came there and stayed. I suggest you should visit once to this temple and you will feel really good.
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Vignesh Murali

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  • Vignesh Murali
  • Lives in Erode
  • 8 Reviews
  •  27 helpful votes
  •  6842 readers

"Environment is good"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Mar 23, 2015
Good environment with amenities. But one thing if we go in free darsan - it will take around 2 hours to inside & in fee darsan it will take around 20 minutes.
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  • G.srikanta
  • 28 Reviews
  •  230 helpful votes
  •  41810 readers

"A huge temple"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Mar 2, 2015
A huge temple where the main deity is seen after moving half kilometre from entrance. Not much crowded place. Its about 9 kms from Madurai, easily found.
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Er dinesh Murugesan

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  • Er dinesh Murugesan
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 5 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
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"Peace of mind"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Nov 22, 2014
Can see the natural beautiful Murugan marriage view on the rock itself, the beauty of temple and the location of all god and goddess on the mountain itself. Attain lot of positive energy and peace of mind in this temple also.
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Kaushik Mitra

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  • Kaushik Mitra
  • Lives in Kolkata
  • 2 photos
  • 19 Reviews
  •  78 helpful votes
  •  14084 readers

"A great elegant temple"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Oct 28, 2014
A Murugan temple on the foothills situated in Madurai. Elegant structure with beautiful sculpture. An wonderful piece of art with gopurams and Vimana. Separate queues for general Darshan and special Darshan. Many other smaller temples are in the temple complex.
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