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Aarupadai Veedu – 6 Homes of Lord Muruga (Karthikeya)

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The Six Abodes of Murugan (Tamil: Aarupadai Veedu) are six sanctuaries is placed in the territory of Tamil Nadu in South India. The god is referred to by various names, for example, Karthikeya, kanda, Vadivela and Muruga at different sanctuaries.

The six most famous temples of Murugan was referenced in Tamil Sangam writing, “Thirumurugatrupadai”, written by Nakkeerar, and in “Thiruppugazh”, written by Arunagirinathar. The six homes are Thiruthani, Swamimalai, Palani, Pazhamudircholai, Thirupparankunram, and Thiruchendur.

During festive months peoples are preferred pilgrimage tours are in these six abodes.

1. Tiruparangundram

 

Tiruparangundram, the primary Arupadai Veedu, is found 5 miles Southwest of Madurai. Since Lord Muruga married his first spouse Devasena at this spot, Hindus consider this Muruga sanctuary favorable for relationships. The Muruga sanctuary was developed by Viswakarma, the awesome stone carver. The specialty of the temple is its 48 columns and the way that the deepest altar is cut from a solitary stone. Panguni Uttram which falls in late March is commended as a celebration of marriage in this residence of Arupadai Veedu.

Timings:- Opening time: 5:00 am | Closing time: 9:00 pm

Pooja Timings:

Time (IST)

Pooja Detail

5.10am

Subrapadam – Thirupalli Eluchi

5.30am

Viswaroopam Darshan

5.45am

Dwajasthamba Namaskaram

6.15am

Udaya Marthanda Abishegam

7.00am

Udaya Marthanda Deeparadhanai

8.00 to 8.30am

Kalasandhi Pooja

10.00am

Kalasha Pooja

10.30am

Uchikala Abishegam

12.00Noon

Uchikala Deeparadhanai

5.00pm

Sayaratchai Pooja

7.15pm

Arthasama Abishegam

8.15pm

Arthasama Pooja

8.30pm

Ekanda Seva

8.45pm

Ragasia Deeparadhanai, Palliarai Pooja

Address:

Thiruparankundram, Madurai, Tamil Nadu 625001, India.

Direction:

By train: 8 KM away from the Madurai main junction.

By air: 9 KM away from the Madurai airport.

By road: Madurai M.G.R bus stand is away from the 14 km. Too many local buses are available from the bus stand.

 

2. Tiruchendur

Tiruchendur is the second Aarupadai Veedu where Lord Muruga stayed outdoors to obliterate the malicious power of Surapadma. Lord Muruga was born to be conceived for the sole motivation behind overcoming Surapadma and this is celebrated as Skanda Sashti, which falls six days after Diwali.

Tiruchendur Muruga Temple is the only one beach location of Lord Muruga.

Timings: Opening time: 5:00 am | Closing time: 9:00 pm

Pooja Timings:

 

Time (IST)

Pooja Detail

5.10am

Subrapadam – Thirupalli Eluchi

5.30am

Viswaroopam Darshan

5.45am

Dwajasthamba Namaskaram

6.15am

Udaya Marthanda Abishegam

7.00am

Udaya Marthanda Deeparadhanai

8.00 to 8.30am

Kalasandhi Pooja

10.00am

Kalasha Pooja

10.30am

Uchikala Abishegam

12.00noon

Uchikala Deeparadhanai

5.00pm

Sayaratchai Pooja

7.15pm

Arthasama Abishegam

8.15pm

Arthasama Pooja

8.30pm

Ekanda Seva

8.45pm

Ragasia Deeparadhanai, Palliarai Pooja

Address: Sri Subrahmanya Swamy Temple, Tiruchendur, Thoothukudi district, Tamil Nadu – 628215. India.

Direction:

By train: Temple is away 0.01 KM from the Thiruchendur railway station.

By air: 173 KM away from the Madurai airport.

By road: Temple is away 37 km from the main bus stand. Too many local buses are available from the bus stand.

3. Palani

Palani is the third place of Arupadai Veedu of Lord Muruga and is found 100 kilometers South of Coimbatore and similarly separated from Madurai. This is the spot that Muruga left for after a fight with his parents, Lord Shiva and Parvati over an awesome natural product that was offered to his sibling Ganapati after opposition of circumventing the world.

Muruga is named as Dandayudapani at Palani where Thai Poosam in January is exceptionally well known in the Palani Muruga Temple. During these celebrations, pakthars convey Kavadi and do abishekam. The Muruga Temple has rope vehicle and winch offices, basically for senior citizens and the disabled, but also used by others.

Timings: Opening time: 5:00 am | Closing time: 9:00 pm

Pooja Timings:

Time(IST)

Pooja Detail

5.10am

Subrapadam – Thirupalli Eluchi

5.30am

Viswaroopam Darshan

5.45am

Dwajasthamba Namaskaram

6.15am

Udaya Marthanda Abishegam

7.00am

Udaya Marthanda Deeparadhanai

8.00 to 8.30am

Kalasandhi Pooja

10.00am

Kalasha Pooja

10.30am

Uchikala Abishegam

12.00noon

Uchikala Deeparadhanai

5.00pm

Sayaratchai Pooja

7.15pm

Arthasama Abishegam

8.15pm

Arthasama Pooja

8.30pm

Ekanda Seva

8.45pm

Ragasia Deeparadhanai, Palliarai Pooja

Address: Giri Veethi,  Palani, Tamil Nadu 624601, India

Direction:

By train: Temple is away 120 KM from the Madurai railway station.

By air: 139 KM away from the Madurai airport.

By road: Temple is away 1.3 km from the Palani bus stand. Too many local buses are available from the bus stand.

4. Swami Malai

Swami Malai is the fourth house among the Arupadai Veedu and is situated close to Kumbakonam, on the banks of waterway Cauvery. Muruga shows the importance of the grandiose word “AUM” to his dad ruler Shiva, in this homestead. Shiva sits acted like a figure with worship to his son in Swami Malai. The Muruga sanctuary has 60 stages each named after one of the 60 Tamil years. Vaikasi Visakam celebration which is held in May and Thai Poosam in January are well-known celebrations of this homestead.

Timings: Opening time: 5:00 am | Closing time: 9:00 pm

Pooja Timings:

Time(IST)

Pooja Detail

5.10am

Subrapadam – Thirupalli Eluchi

5.30am

Viswaroopam Darshan

5.45am

Dwajasthamba Namaskaram

6.15am

Udaya Marthanda Abishegam

7.00

Udaya Marthanda Deeparadhanai

8.00 to 8.30

Kalasandhi Pooja

10.00am

Kalasha Pooja

10.30am

Uchikala Abishegam

12.00Noon

Uchikala Deeparadhanai

5.00pm

Sayaratchai Pooja

7.15pm

Arthasama Abishegam

8.15pm

Arthasama Pooja

8.30pm

Ekanda Seva

8.45pm

Ragasia Deeparadhanai, Palliarai Pooja

Address: 10, Vatampokki Street, Taluk, Swamimalai, Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu 612302, India

Direction:

By train: Temple is away 8 KM from the Kumbakonam railway station.

By air: 100 KM away from the Trichy airport.

By road: Temple is away 8 KM from the Kumbakonam bus stand.

5. Thiruthani

Thiruthani is the fifth place where Lord Muruga arrived to quiet himself after the war and victory over Sura Padma for which he was conceived. Thiruthani is found 84 kilometers Northwest of Chennai. The Muruga sanctuary has 356 stages, each notifies to a day in the year. Adi Kiruthigai Tank celebration and Skanda Shashti are famous celebrations seen in this temple. Spreading Sandal on the Idol of Lord Muruga is unique in this residence.

Timings: Opening time: 5:00 am | Closing time: 9:00 pm

Pooja Timings:

Time(IST)

Pooja Detail

5.10am

Subrapadam – Thirupalli Eluchi

5.30am

Viswaroopam Darshan

5.45am

Dwajasthamba Namaskaram

6.15a

Udaya Marthanda Abishegam

7.00am

Udaya Marthanda Deeparadhanai

8.00 to 8.30am

Kalasandhi Pooja

10.00am

Kalasha Pooja

10.30am

Uchikala Abishegam

12.00noon

Uchikala Deeparadhanai

5.00pm

Sayaratchai Pooja

7.15pm

Arthasama Abishegam

8.15pm

Arthasama Pooja

8.30pm

Ekanda Seva

8.45pm

Ragasia Deeparadhanai, Palliarai Pooja

Address: Thiruthani Hill, Thiruttani, Tamil Nadu 631209, India

Direction:

By train: Temple is away 2.8 KM from the thiruttani railway station.

By air: 50 KMs away from the thirupathi airport.

By road: Temple is away 2 KM from the thiruttani bus stand.

6. Pazhamudir Cholai

Pazhamudir Cholai is found 13 kilometers North of Madurai. This is a thick slope of woods loaded up with springs, spices, leafy foods where his second wife Valli lived. The Tamil writer Avvaiyar was tested by Lord Muruga in this spot. It is the 6th and last among the Arupadai Veedu of Lord Muruga. Pankuni Uttiram in March, Visakam during May, Shasti during October, and Kartigai during November are the well-known celebrations saw in this Muruga Temple.

Timings: Opening time: 5:00 am | Closing time: 9:00 pm

Pooja Timings:

Time(IST)

Pooja Detail

5.10am

Subrapadam – Thirupalli Eluchi

5.30am

Viswaroopam Darshan

5.45am

Dwajasthamba Namaskaram

6.15am

Udaya Marthanda Abishegam

7.00am

Udaya Marthanda Deeparadhanai

8.00 to 8.30am

Kalasandhi Pooja

10.00am

Kalasha Pooja

10.30am

Uchikala Abishegam

12.00noon

Uchikala Deeparadhanai

5.00pm

Sayaratchai Pooja

7.15pm

Arthasama Abishegam

8.15pm

Arthasama Pooja

8.30pm

Ekanda Seva

8.45pm

Ragasia Deeparadhanai, Palliarai Pooja

Address: Alagar Hills R.F, Tamil Nadu 624401, India

Direction:

By train: Temple is away 22 KMs from the Madurai railway station.

By air: 36 KMs away from the Madurai airport.

By road: Temple is away 18 KMs from the Madurai main bus stand.

Visit the 6 abodes of lord Muruga at special occasions like panguni uthiram, visakam, sasti and karthikai deepam.

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