Thirupparamkundram is the first and foremost temple of Lord Muruga (Subramania) in India. Lord Muruga is well known as Karthick in North India.

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 place.

All kind of facilities like marriage halls, lodges, hotels, snack stalls, taxies, autorikshaws and more are available.

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.

Temple Contact Information
Arulmigu Subramania Swamy Thirukovil Administrative Office
Thirupparamkundam, MADURAI - 625 005.
Tel.: +92-452-2482248

Temple Opening Hours : 05:30 to 13:00 and 16:00 to 21:30
8km away from Madurai Railway Junction and Central Bus Stand

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