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About Murugan Temple

Tirupporur (place of the sacred war) is one of the 33 major Temples of Tamilnadu dedicated to Lord Muruga, situated 25-km away from Chingleput and 45-km from Chennai. Tirrupporur is an ancient temple dating back to the Pallava period. Tirupporur is an ancient temple dating back to the Pallava period and is one of 33 major Temples in Tamil Nadu dedicated to the worship of Murugan. Tirupporur is situated 25 kilometers northeast of Chingleput and is connected by bus service with Chennai at a distance of 45 kilometers.

The Legend

There are many legends related to Tirupporur according to one, Lord Vishnu and his consort Lakshmi were subjected to the curse of Kanva rishi. In order to liberate them from its effects Lord Shiva came to this place and relieved them from its effects.

Hence Tirupporur temple has a lot of significance where Lord Shiva and his son Muruga (also spelt as Murugan) are worshipped. The Sthalapurana also discloses that Lord Muruga with his consorts Valli and Devayanai granted protection to devas and expounded the meaning of Pranava to Agastya Muni at this place.

According to legend, Skanda enunciated the principle of pranava or reality to the devas here. The very concept of Pranavam is said to have worshipped Skanda here, and the hill behind the temple is known as "Pranava Malai". Legend also has it that Vishnu worshipped Shiva on the Pranava Hill. Legend also has it that Skanda worshipped Shiva as "Vanmeekeswara" to rid himself of the sin of having killed Soorapadman. Another legend has it that Skanda enunciated the principle of pranava or reality to the devas here. The very concept of Pranavam is said to have worshipped Skanda here, and the hill behind the temple is known as "Pranava Malai". Lord Vishnu worshipped Shiva on the Pranava hill. Legend also has it that Skanda worshipped Shiva as Vanmeekeswara to rid himself of the sin of having killed Soorapadman.

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» Air : Nearest airport is Meenambakkam in Chennai; it operates both national and international flights.

» Rail : The nearest railway station is at Chennai, which is a major junction.

» Road : Tourists can access Tirupporurur by road either from Chennai or Chengalpattu. Private taxis and regular buses ply from Chennai and Chengalpattu to Tirupporurur.

About The Temple :

This temple enshrines Skanda in several forms relating to legends from the Skanda Puranam. The foremost of these is the depiction of Skanda as a warrior, "Samhara Subramanya". He is also enshrined in the form of a child, expounding the meaning of the oneness of creation Om to his father Lord Shiva.