Famous Temples in India


Thiruttani, Tamilnadu, India



Lord Swayambhu Murugan idol faces East direction, he is not holding the Vel Weapon which is closely associated with him, but Vajra Hastam in his right hand that would produce a sound as thunder. His left hand is on the hip representing wisdom. Only during dressings (Alankara) Vel and Cock flag are placed with him according to tradition.


Valli and Deivayanai's are consorts of Lord Swayambhu Murugan.

Interesting Facts

  • The temple is located on a 700 feet tall hill.
  • This temple is one among the six Padaiveedu’s of Lord Muruga. i.e., the 5th Padaiveedu. The other five are - Palani (100 km west of Madurai), Swamimalai (150 km east of Madurai), Tirupparangunram (5 km from Madurai), Pazhamudircholai (10 km north of Madurai) and Thiruchendur (100 km south of Madurai).
  • We can notice a scar on the chest of the lord caused by his direct clash with the demon.
  • In this temple, there is Surya puja every year for three days in March when the rising sun is said to worship Lord Subramanya by casting its rays upon the holy feet of the deity on the first day, chest on the second day and head on the third day through a hole in the wall.

Best Season To Visit

The best season to visit this temple is Winter season. The best months to visit are September to February.


Highest - April to June (40 °C during day and 24 °C during night)Average - May (38 °C during the day and 26 °C during night)Lowest - October to February (27 °C during day and 18 °C during night)Monsoon season - August to September

Dress Code

  • For men the dress code is Shirt & Trouser, Dhoti or Pyjamas with upper cloth.
  • For women the preferred dress code is saree or half-saree with blouse or chudidhar with pyjama and upper cloth.
  • These rules are applicable for foreigners also. Shorts, mini-skirts, middies, sleeveless tops, low-waist jeans and short-length T-shirts are not allowed.
  • Pilgrims/visitors will not be allowed inside the temple if dress code is not followed.

Do's & Dont's

  • Do bathe and wear clean clothes before you enter the temple.
  • Do respect ancient customs and co-piligrims while at temple.
  • Smo​king is strictly prohibited inside the temple premises.

transport connections

Name Distance Contact Number
Thirutttani Bus Stand
2 KM 044-27885304
Tiruttani Railway Station
4 KM 139
Chennai International Airport
86 KM 044-2256 0551


Arulmigu Subramanya Swamy koil is facing East and is built in Dravidian style of architecture.

A Nine Tier Raja gopuram constructed recently at the East entrance. There is a Dhwaja Stambham in front of the temple. The Vimana (roof tower) above the sanctum sanctorum has six petals. At the entrance to the sanctum, there are statues of two Dwarapalakas, known as Veeravaahu and Veeramahendra.

Temple Walls - It has 4 Prakarams. Sri Aadhi Balasubramania graces on the wall behind the sanctum sanctorum as a child. He was the lord with Akshara mala and a Aamandala (a small pot with a handle to carry water usually held by gods and sages) before his wedding with Valli. It is known from the inscriptions on the temple walls that this temple was built by Pallava Kings during 9th inscription-10th century A.D. Later this temple was renovated by the Chola Kings. The Shrine of the procession deity is in a mandap made of One lakh Rudrakshas.

A Flight of five steps from the second Praharam called the panchakshara padigal, leads to the first Praharam. Crossing the sthapana mandapam and artha mandapam, one reaches the main garba graham of the thanigesa peruman.

Koneru - There are five theerthams or divine water sources, in and around the temple. They are :

· Vishnu theertham

· Naga theertham

· Brahma teertham

· Saravana Poigai

Saravanapoikai teertham : The sacred tanks of the shrines of the lord are all known as "Saravanapoikai" (sacred pond of the reedy marsh where Lord Kartikeya was born). The tank at Tiruttani, which (unlike in other places) is at the very foot of the hill, is particularly renowned for its sacred water (teertham) having curative effect for ailments both bodily and mental,as it is rich in minerals such as sulfur, iron, etc. A bath in this holy tank refreshes the devotee and makes him hale and healthy.

Saptarishi teertham : At the lovely garden on the south side of this sacred hill amidst a thick cluster of shady trees and seven cool sprints, the Seven Rishis (who today form the Great Bear stellar constellation) are said to have worshipped Lord Muruga (Lord Subramanya) and the Sapta Kannikas (Seven Virgins) enshrined at this place in a tiny temple.

Religious Significance

Once Tarakasura stole Lord Vishnu’s Chakra - Ayudham and then Lord Subrahmanya slayed the Asura, and his younger brother Surapadma and returned the Chakram to Shri Hari in Tiruttani with the killing of Taraka, Lord Subrahmanya also returned the throne to Devendra. Hence as a token of gratitude, Lord Devendra gave his daughter Devasena to Lord Subrahmanya. Later, Subrahmanya also married Valli (Vallimalai, the godesses’s birth place, is also near to Tiruttani) and hence the lord appears here with both his consorts.

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 Siva and Goddess Parvathi can’t have this fruit so they decided to offer this to one of their sons, Murugan and Ganesha, who goes around the world thrice. Murugan went on his vehicle Peacock, Ganesha 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 circled thrice to Siva Parvati, 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 Tiruttani hills for peace.

It is said that, Lord Murugan wanted to marry Srivalli, 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 geaven) offered sandalwood stone as part of marriage gift. Till today, sandalwood paste applied to the lord will be prepared on this stone.

Another interesting story attached with this temple, Lord Murugan who got married to devasena, daughter of Indra (god for heaven), received Iravath as a marriage gift. As Irvath started moving, Murugan noticed that Indra’s wealth started decreasing. Noticing this, Murugan decided to return his gift, for which Indra didn’t not accept. Indra then requested Murugan, that his wealth will be retained, if the Iravath face towards him (Indra). That is the reason, why the Elephant image here at this temple facing towards East. During the battle with Tarakasura, Lord Murugan received the injury from the discus thrown by the him. Even now we can see the hollow region at the main idol’s chest. It is also said that, Lord Murugan gifted this discus to Lord Vishnu.

In Treta yuga, Lord Rama, after putting an end to Ravana, worshipped Lord Siva at Rameswaram, at whose request Rama came to Tiruttani and found perfect peace of mind by worshipping our Lord subrahmanya here. In Dwapara Yuga, Arjuna got the blessings of Lord Murugan here by offering prayers to him on his way to the south for Teertha Yatra (pilgrimage to take sacred immersion). Lord vishnu prayed to our lord at this place and got back his powerful chakra (sacred wheel), Shanku (sacred conch), which were forcibly seized from him by Tarakasura, brother of Soorapadma.


Temple built from 10th century by Pallava Kings and recent renovation is 2017. So many kings contributed for this temple like Chola kings,Vijayanagar Rulers, local Chieftains and Zamindars. Hymns have been rendered by Arunagirinadhar (5th century C.E.), Ramalinga Swamigal and Muthuswamy Dikshidhar. 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. Once Lord Brahma got imprisoned by the lord as he could not explain the meaning of 'Pranava' mantra. He pleased the lord by creating a holy spring near the temple. Indra planted the rare plant called as 'Karunkuvalai' near the pool Indrasonai adjoining the temple. The plant used to give just three flowers a day, Indira used to perform pooja to the lord thrice a day with these flowers. He got back his precious wealth which he had lost to the demons.

Temple Timings

Day Timings
All Days 05:00 AM - 09:00 PM


Panjamiruthia Abisegam
All Days
05:00 - 06:00
1 Hr
1500.00/ Person


Kala Sandhi Pooja
All Days
08:00 - 09:00
1 Hr
Uchala kala Pooja
All Days
12:00 - 12:30
1 Hr
Sayaratchai Pooja
All Days
17:00 - 18:00
1 Hr
Ardhajama Pooja
All Days
20:00 - 21:00
1 Hr
Palliarai Pooja
All Days
20:45 - 21:30
1 Hr



Airport Name Distance
Shamshabad 40 KM
Lorem Ipsum 12 KM

Railway Stations

Railway Station Name Distance
Secunderabad 10 KM
Nampally 12 KM
Begumpet 6 KM
Lingampally 20 KM

Bus Stations

Bus Station Name Distance
kukatpally 20 KM
Lingampally 30 KM
Uppal 35 KM

Private Transports

Transport Name Distance Contact Number
Private Transport 8 KM 9546858757
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Local Transports

Transport Name Distance Contact Number
Local Transport 5 KM 9546858757
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