Subramaniyaswamy Temple - Madurai

Subramaniyaswamy Temple

Get bewitched by the majestic appearance of the Lord of war, the patron of Tamil Nadu and the most handsome of all Gods, the great Lord Subramanian (Murugan) gracing from his shrine in Thiruparankundram. The legend has it that this place is where Muruga tied knot to his spouse Deivanai. This is a 2000 years old hillock temple beaming with the pride of being the pioneer of other five army camps. A one hour journey from Madurai will take you to this archaic temple.

Subramaniyaswamy Temple

There are 11 famous ponds around the temple, out of which, Saravanapoigai and Lakshmi Theertham are very famous.

The Saga behind this temple:

Rishi’s were in distress because of the wayward behavior of the demons and so they appealed to Lord Siva. Lord Siva underwent a deep penance and produced six sparks from his forehead, ergo Lord Muruga was created. Then Muruga fought with that demon and defeated him and converted him as his vehicle peacock. This is the place where Muruga was rewarded by all devas and got married to Deivanai.

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