is the first and foremost temple of Lord Muruga (Subramania)
in India. Lord Muruga is well known as Karthick in North
It is located 8 Kms South of Madurai Railway Junction.
The temple here is one of the six abodes of Lord Subramanya.
Its innermost shrine is cut out of a solid rock.
Tamil Saint poet 'Nakkeerar', who composed the great
literary work Thirumurugaattrupadai, the songs in praise
of Lord Muruga, 2000 years back, in this divine place.
History says that Lord Muruga has battled to win over
evils in six places and this is the FIRST place he won
the evil 'Surapadhman'. So this place becomes the first
Aru Padai Veedu (in Tamil 'Aru' means 'Six' and 'Padai
Veedu' means 'a place where warriors camp during a battle')
Muruga married Deivayanai, daughter of Indra, after
the victory over Surapadman, in this holy place.
To use Photograph or Video Camera inside the temple,
but not the shrines, Rs.25/- each should be paid.
The Tonsuring Place located very near to Saravana Poigai
is just 500mts away from the temple entrance. Ticket,
Rs.10/-, is sold inside. Service is available between
05:30 and 18:00 in all days. After tonsure you can bath
either in Saravana Poigai or in bathroom inside this
All kind of facilities like marriage halls, lodges,
hotels, snack stalls, taxies, autorikshaws and more
There is also a Travellers Bungalow to stay, run by
the Temple's Trust, at the cost of Rs.100/- for single
and Rs.150/- for double per day. Telephone Number of
this Bungalow : 2482648
There is an Orphanage and Home for Aged are run by the
Temple's Trust. You can donate for them at the Administrative
Office of this Temple.
Arulmigu Subramania Swamy Thirukovil Administrative
Thirupparamkundam, MADURAI - 625 005.
Opening Hours : 05:30 to 13:00 and 16:00 to 21:30
8km away from Madurai Railway Junction and Central
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