Tirupparankundram Murugan Temple


14.3/5(21 Ratings)

Tirupparankundram Murugan Temple Overview

Ranked 2 of 15 sightseeing in Madurai

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 DayBest Time: During Day
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsLength of visit: 1-2hrs
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Operating hours

Monday - Friday:
9:00 AM -6:30 PM
9:00 AM -6:30 PM
9:00 AM -6:30 PM
Public Holidays:
9:00 AM -6:30 PM

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Review and Ratings

Chandrasekaran Venkatasubramanian5.0/5

3 reviews

One should visit this temple in lifetime

I am blessed to chant Rudram along with nearly 150 holy Ritwiks of Great smart from Chennai.) in this temple. High vibration by grace of Lord " MURUGA". Situated in foot hill. Many shops are there near the temple. I enjoyed " "From one big group from near by village in the early morning.CVS.

Ashwathi Kaimal4.6/5

30 reviews

Temple in the Mountain

The temple was built near a hill and it was really a beautiful experience.We took a rickshaw to reach this destinat as it is a from the busstand.The temple looks like the meenashi temple work from outside although inside the temple is like a cave.It is really cool inside.There was a bit of queue to see the idol and also a bit of climbing the stairs is required before the darshan.

Jagdish Raval4.3/5

414 reviews

Abode of Lord Murugan

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 Tamilnadu. 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 Ganesh, 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 srikanthappa5.0/5

4 reviews

Awesome temple, full of religious atmosphere

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.

Karthi Sundar3.6/5

1 review

Good to visit

Good place to visit....and dont forget to visit small temples at the back of the mountain and the temple will be closed in the please plan accordingly

Gowri Sa5.0/5

7 reviews

Temple at the foothill

Thirupparangunram ( 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 a s"Arumugan' (man with sis 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 vist

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Anirban Dutta4.3/5

2 reviews

Filled with devotees and good architecture of temple

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 there.I will suggest you should visit once to this temple. You will feel really good.

Vignesh Murali5.0/5

8 reviews

Environment is good

One of house of Lord Murugan.. 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.


28 reviews

A huge temple

A huge temple where the main deity is seen after moving half kilometer from enterance. Not much crowded place. Its about 9kms from Madurai. Easily found.

Er dinesh Murugesan5.0/5

5 reviews

Peace of mind

Tirupparankundram Murugan temple - you see the natural beautiful murugan marriage view on the rock itself. you can see the beauty of temple and the location of all god and goddess on the mountain itself. You can also attain lot of positive energy and peace of mind in this temple also.