Thiruchendur Murugan Kovil


14.6/5(48 Ratings)

Thiruchendur Murugan Kovil Overview

Ranked 1 of 10 sightseeing in Thiruchendur

Thiruchendur Murugan Kovil is the prime attraction of Thiruchendur. Thiruchendur Murugan Kovil is one among the aaru padai veedu of Lord Muruga, the others being Thiruparamkundram, Palani, Swamimalai, Thiruthani and Pazhamudhircholai.

The presiding deity of Thiruchendur Murugan Kovil is known by the names Senthilandavar or Shanmugar or Arumuga Nayinar.  The temple also has shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu. It is believed that the temple existed since the Vedic period, as it is mentioned in many ancient literatures. The temple was renovated in the year 1941, retaining the original sanctum sanctorum and Maha-mandapam.

The temple is famous for its towering nine tiered Gopuram or the main entrance. There is also a Nazhikkinaru on the temple premises, which is a sacred well constructed around a fresh water spring.  

Senthilandavar of Thiruchendur Murugan Kovil faces the east though the temple entrance is in the South. Thiruchendur Murugan Kovil is also the only Murugan temple situated on the sea shore, the others being located on hill tops and in forest lands.

Celebrations like Brahmothsavam, Vasanthothsavam, Visaka Visakam, Skandha Sashti, Aavanipperunthirunaal and Maasipperunthirunaal and Oonjal Sevai attracts hordes to pilgrims to Thiruchendur.

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Experience scale
  • Excellent 8
  • Very Good 3
  • Good 2
  • Below Average 1
  • Terrible 0
  • Poor 0
  • Average 0
Travellers recommend
  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: Below 1hr
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Sunrise
Facilities available
  • Food available for purchaseFood available for purchase
  • Bathroom facilitiesBathroom facilities
  • Camera/Video allowedCamera/Video allowed
  • Wearing of shoes/footwear allowedWearing of shoes/footwear allowed
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Operating hours

Monday - Friday:
5:00 AM -9:00 PM
5:00 AM -9:00 PM
5:00 AM -9:00 PM
Public Holidays:
5:00 AM -9:00 PM

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Reviews and Ratings

Balakrishnan vaidyanathan

Balakrishnan vaidyanathan3.6/5

7 reviews

A quiet divine place

Arulmigu Subramaniya Swamy Temple, Thiruchendur.This Temple, an ancient Hindu temple, dedicated to Lord Murugan is situated in Tiruchendur, Tamil Nadu, India. Arulmigu Subramaniya Swamy Temple in Tiruchendur is known as the second Arubadai Veedu of Lord Murugan.It is located in the district of Tuticorin, It is about 40 km from Tuticorin. Temple is open from 5 AM to 9 pm.A very divine, quiet and pious place and you get lots positive energy here. The architecture is so very wonderful and awe striking. The temple is also well maintained and clean. However, the temple administration must take notice of the way the commercialization of darshan procedure which is ruining the divinity of the place. Everywhere the agents try to fleece you with promises of a darshan from very near the deity. The temple administration must arrange for a proper crowd Management so that all devotees have quick and good darshan. Corruption/fraud is so brazenly open - the agents collect the admission fees and take the devotees for darshan without paying the full collected fees.

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  • A quiet divine place

Bijo S benjamin

Bijo S benjamin3.9/5

2 reviews

Memorable Stay

I spent a wonderful time in the beach. A beach near to the temple. And there was in good Atmosphere. I was really enjoy with my would be. Next my holidays again I will try to go this place ... Really I was very happy.

Satish Nagarajarao

Satish Nagarajarao2.1/5

4 reviews

Clout surrounded temple

We went for special darshan to have darshan as close as possible. But there was no tkt issued rather tkt counter was closed (6-30hrs on17-11-16)We are forced to pay Rs 250 each to the so called clout without any receipt and of course we had a good darshan. But the way we had is absolutely illegal and I feel ashamed that I have also become a part of this kind of illegal activities that too inside the temple. It is really surprising that it has been allowed that too in a such a big and famous temple. It is as though Iam entering corrupted govt office.And satishMobile 9445106837

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Sanjaykhan Sanjay

Sanjaykhan Sanjay5.0/5

8 reviews

Good hotel and friendly reviews

Hotel was booked solid, but we got our reservation in just in time. The catch was we (2rooms) were just below the gym. Thankfully they were able to switch us to new rooms as guests checked out. The breakfast was better than I remembered, with fresh berries and even granola. The staff was friendly and helpful throughout the stay. Thank you!

Sanjaykhan Sanjay

Sanjaykhan Sanjay4.6/5

8 reviews

Awesome beach

Such a divine experience in Thiruchendur murugan temple. Near a beach there is a slope way to temple where murugan, vinayagar and dhatchinamoorthy sannidhanams are there. Its amazing and there is a lots of crowd when we went to that temple last week. Got a nice darshan. Its one of the aarupadai veedu temple.

Sanjaykhan Sanjay

Sanjaykhan Sanjay5.0/5

8 reviews

Nice view and beautiful location

The temple is situated on the shore and it is very beautifully built. Buy pooja articles like flowers, coconut etc for the Murugan pooja. The murugan statue is very beautiful. Don't forget to buy the prasadams and viboothi and also the available food prasad items in the temple.Go around the temple and enjoy the beautiful pillars and beautiful temple surroundings. Go and enjoy the beach and go round the temple see the Gopurams ...

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Sethu Raja

Sethu Raja5.0/5

4 reviews

Holy place

Temple is awesome. Beach is looking good, relaxing time with family. Worthy journey. Crowdy atmosphere but overall we enjoyed the trip fully with the family members.

David Raja

David Raja4.6/5

2 reviews

Good attraction

Its is the Best Place. We would like to visit again. We enjoyed pooja's and Murugan. We went there with family in the morning time. Also enjoyed the sunrise. After Bath we went to Temple to see lord Murugan.

Vijay Durga

Vijay Durga4.6/5

3 reviews

Beautiful view to temple

Keys is a value for money hotel with so many facilities. They have induction stove, kettle, bread toast and so many facilities. The breakfast buffet spread is good too. Room is spacious and maintained very clean. Surprisingly they have almost all the channels subscribed.

Saravanan Saravanan

Saravanan Saravanan4.6/5

2 reviews

Beautiful climate & attractive place

The temple maintenance is super.And shopping is so nice.Attractive place in my heart.And the shopping things are beautiful.And travel at boat enjoying myself.The people activities so good.

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Thiruchendur Murugan Kovil , Thiruchendur

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