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Murugan Temple, Tamil Nadu

Among the 33 key temples of Tamil Nadu, the historic temple of Lord Murugan at Tirupporur is 45 km from Chennai. It years back to the occasions of Pallavas and it is identified by distinct names like Poriyur or Yuddhapuri or Samarapuri. You can find many legends connected to Tirupporur and one of them relates to Lord Shiva relieving Lord Vishnu and his consort Lakshmi from the curse of Kanva rishi. This Lord Shiva and his son Murugan are worshipped right here. Based on the Sthalapurana, it had been here that Lord Murugan together with his consorts Valli and Devayanai granted protection towards the demi-gods and explained the true which means of Pranava or the genuine fact to them and Agastya Muni. Thus, the hill at the rear of the temple is known as 'Pranava Malai', exactly where Lord Vishnu is mentioned to possess worshipped Lord Shiva. Inscriptions dating again to as early as the 10th century and 12th century could be noticed in the temple right here.

Tirupporur received lost into oblivion until finally it was rediscovered inside the 17th century and was renovated by Chidambara Swamigal. The idol of Lord Murugan is said to be the 'Swayambhu Murti', (not created from the fingers of the guy) and was found by Chidambara Swamigalin in an anthill. The temple enshrines Skanda in several types determined by the legends of Skanda Puranam. Towards the east in the temple the the 'Palmyra' tree as well as the anthill exactly where the picture of Skanda was found can be noticed. The anthill is now covered with Kavacha (armor) as well as other jewels. The opposite factors enclosed within the temple premises certainly are a 24-pillared hall, a 30-pillared circular hall, a shrine to 'Vembadi Vinayaka' below a Neem tree, two sacred Teerthams - 'Saravana Poigai' and 'Valliyar Odai' towards the south in the temple, a Mandapam of 4 pillars and another Teertham identified as 'Pranavamritam'.

How to Reach
Air - Nearest airport is Meenambakkam in Chennai; it operates both national and global flights.

Rail - The nearest railway station is at Chennai, which can be a major junction.

Road - Tourists can accessibility Tirupporurur by street possibly from Chennai or Chengalpattu. Private taxis and normal buses ply from Chennai and Chengalpattu to Tirupporurur.