Tirupparankundram Murugan Temple


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Tirupparankundram Murugan Temple Overview

Ranked 4 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.

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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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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Saranya Devanathan

Saranya Devanathan3.2/5

420 reviews

Wear socks to get into temple after removing the shoes

The shoe stand is on the other side of the road. By the time you reach the entrance of the temple, the soles get blisters. You can wear socks and walk to the temple, even inside the temple . The temple closes at 1 pm. By 12:50 itself, none is allowed inside. Most of the rice prasadams also gets over by then except laddu and appams . Please take time to enjoy the beautifully carved pillars at the entrance of the temple . This Murugan temple is not on the top of the stone mountain. It is only on the side. Reaching there is not difficult since at every stage, there are only 4-5 steps. The Q leads you . The best is Girivalam, going round the mountain. You can bargain Rs. 80 an auto for 3 persons and go round in hot sun. One can visit Shiva temple with puja, septa kanni temple, eco park, one can trek to Kasi Viswantha temple on the top of the hill, spend time in ecopark with many banion and neem trees, take photos of cave temple and play with monkeys and peacocks . Outside the temple on all 3 sides plenty of restaurants and marriage halls are there . I took Ola to and fro from the hotel, instead of bargaining with auto drivers . Very cheap.

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  • Wear socks to get into temple after removing the shoes
  • Wear socks to get into temple after removing the shoes
  • Wear socks to get into temple after removing the shoes
  • Wear socks to get into temple after removing the shoes

Nagendra pareek

Nagendra pareek4.3/5

8 reviews

Tirupparankundram Murugan Temple

The Temple is a beautiful ancient creation. The proper time to visit the place is of course not summers. There are very humid conditions during May & June. The temple should bear a small description in English & Hindi apart from Tamil. There is a language problem in south where people do not understand Hindi and are not ready to communicate in English.

Chandrasekaran Venkatasubramanian

Chandrasekaran Venkatasubramanian5.0/5

4 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 the grace of Lord " MURUGA". Situated in foothill. Many shops are there near the temple. I enjoyed ". From one big group from nearby village in the early morning.

Ashwathi Kaimal

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 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.

Jagdish Raval

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 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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  • Abode of Lord Murugan

V srikanthappa

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 Sundar

Karthi Sundar3.6/5

1 review

Good to visit

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.

Gowri Sa

Gowri Sa5.0/5

7 reviews

Temple at the foothill

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

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

Vignesh Murali

Vignesh Murali5.0/5

8 reviews

Environment is good

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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Tirupparankundram Murugan Temple, Madurai

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Jagdish Raval

Tirupparankundram Murugan Temple, Madurai
Tirupparankundram Murugan Temple, Madurai

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Jagdish Raval

Tirupparankundram Murugan Temple, Madurai
Tirupparankundram Murugan Temple, Madurai

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Saranya Devanathan

Stairs leading to Kasi Vishwanatha temple