At a distance of 13 km from Arakkonam, 44 km from Kanchipuram, 86 km from Chennai and 65 km from Tirupati, Thiruthani is a holy city situated in Tiruvallur District of Tamil Nadu and is known for the Murugan Temple. This temple is one among the many six Padai Veedus (Battle Grounds) of Lord Murugan, different 5 are Palani, Swamimalai, Tirupparangunram, Pazhamudircholai and Thiruchendur. This place represents the location the place Subramanya stayed after destroying the demon Surapadman.
Tiruttani can also be mentioned to be the place the place the Lord Subramanya married Valli – considered one of his two consorts. This temple has been talked about within the Sangam interval work Tirumurugaatruppadai composed by Nakkeerar. Based on legend, Devayani, daughter of Indra married Lord Murugan and was introduced Indra’s elephant Airavatam as a part of his dowry providing. Upon Airavatam’s departure Indra discovered his wealth waning. Lord Subramanya is claimed to have provided to return the white elephant, nevertheless Indra refused to just accept a present that he had made and as a substitute requested that the elephant face his route, therefore the picture of the elephant on this temple additionally faces the east.
The hill temple is reachable by a motorable highway and can also be accessed by way of a plight of 365 steps. The temple has four enclosures and a sequence of temple towers. There’s a shrine to Aapat Sahaaya Vinayakar who helped the Murugan in profitable Valli’s hand in marriage. The processional picture of Murugan is housed in a Rudraksha tower. The massive decoration adorning the picture of Subramanya is embellished with inexperienced stones and is of nice magnificence.
Lord Muruga is seen holding Vajra Hastam in his proper hand as a substitute of Vel, his common weapon. There are separate shrines for Valli and Devayani. Sri Aadhi Balasubramanian graces on the wall behind the sanctum sanctorum as a toddler. Lord Bhairava graces in temple with four canine automobile representing four Vedas. The temple additionally has 5 ponds unfold across the temple.
The sandal paste utilized in worshipping the Lord on particular festivals has a divine significance. It’s believed to be gifted by Indra. Devotees dissolve in water and eat it as it’s believed that will remedy them from any illness.
A lot of devotees flock to Thiruthani yearly throughout the Aadi Krittikai competition. Different well-liked festivals at this temple are the Float Pageant, Brahmotsavams, Valli Kalyanam, Skanda Sashti and Thai Pusam.
Timings: 6 AM – 9 PM