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Pilgrimages of Tamil Nadu - Thoothukudi district

  1. Tiruchendur (Arupadai Veedu)


Sri Senthil Andavar Swamy of Tiruchendur:

Sri Senthil Andavar Swamy of Tiruchendur Sri Senthil Andavar Swamy Temple of Tiruchendur Puranic Event:
Tiruchendur is one of the Aarupadai Veedu (one of the six holy abodes of Muruga). Sri Muruga vanquished the demon Surapadman here with His Vel (spear), in a terrible battle which lasted for six days. This is celebrated as a festival of six-days known as Surasamharam. This festival ends on the day of Skanda Shasthi.

Pilgrimage:
The Tiruchendur Senthil Andavar Swamy temple is located on the sea-shore near Tuticorin in the Thoothukudi district of Tamil Nadu.

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