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Aru Padai Veedugal Temples in Chennai

In and around Chennai the following temples are dedicated to the same forms of Muruga as in the Aru Padai Veedu (six famous Muruga pilgrimages).


Besant Nagar Aru Padai VeerAru Padai Veeru Murugan Temple 1. Tirupparankundram Subramania Swami:
Tirupparankundram is a hill five miles south-west of Madurai. Sri Muruga married Devayanai here after vanquishing the demon Surapadma at Tiruchendur. Devayanai was the daughter of Maha Vishnu named Amritha Valli. She performed penance in the Saravana Poigai to become the consort of Sri Subramanya. Pleased with her penance Subramanya blessed her that she will be brought up by Indra as his daughter in due course and during that tine He will marry her. The marriage took place at Tirupparankundram.

In Chennai there is Tirupparankundram Subramania Swami Temple in Besant Nagar (Besant Nagar Aru Padai Veeru Murugan Temple).

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Besant Nagar Aru Padai VeerAru Padai Veeru Murugan Temple 2. Tiruchendur Tiruchendilandavar Swami:
Tiruchendur is located on the sea-shore near Tuticorin. According to legend Sri Muruga vanquished the demon Surapadma here with His Vel (spear). The spear was given to Him by His Divine Mother.

In Chennai there is Tiruchendur Tiruchendilandavar Swami Temple in Besant Nagar (Besant Nagar Aru Padai Veeru Murugan Temple).

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Besant Nagar Aru Padai VeerAru Padai Veeru Murugan Temple 3. Palani Dandayudpani Swami:
Palani is located in Palani hills near Kodaikanal. According to legend, Lord Shiva and Devi Parvati in order to test their sons Ganesha and Muruga, once challenged them in a race to encircle the world. While Sri Muruga set off on his peacock, Sri Ganesha encircled his Divine parents indicating that they were the Universe Themselves. When Lord Shiva and Devi Parvati declared Sri Ganesha as the winner, Sri Muruga in frustration left Mount Kailasha and came to Palani. Sri Muruga was clad only in loin cloth and was holding a dandam (shaft). Hence he is called Dandapani or Dandyudha Pani.

In Chennai there is Palani Dandayudpani Swami Temple Temple in Besant Nagar (Besant Nagar Aru Padai Veeru Murugan Temple).

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Besant Nagar Aru Padai VeerAru Padai Veeru Murugan Temple 4. Swamimalai Swaminatha Swami:
Swamimalai is located near Kumbakonam on a small hillock. Once when Lord Brahma was proceeding to Kailasha, child Muruga asked him the meaning of Pranava Om. When Brahma admitted his ignorance Muruga imprisoned him. On the request of the devas Lord Shiva commanded Muruga to release Brahma and asked him whether he himself knew the meaning of Pranava Om. Muruga replied that he knew the meaning of Om and can expound it only if He (Shiva) approaches him (Muruga) as a disciple. Lord Shiva out of fatherly love agreed and listened to the exposition of Om from Muruga at Swamimalai.

In Chennai there are Swamimalai Swaminatha Swami Temple Temple in Besant Nagar (Besant Nagar Aru Padai Veeru Murugan Temple), Selaiyur (Selaiyur Chennai Om Sri Skandasramam) and Chromepet (Chromepet Kumaran Kundram Temple).

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Besant Nagar Aru Padai VeerAru Padai Veeru Murugan Temple 5. Tiruttani Subramania Swami:
Tiruttani is located near Kanchipuram. At Tiruttani Sri Muruga led a calm and blissful life of meditation. He also married Sri Valli here.

In Chennai there is Tiruttani Subramania Swami Temple Temple in Besant Nagar (Besant Nagar Aru Padai Veeru Murugan Temple).

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Besant Nagar Aru Padai VeerAru Padai Veeru Murugan Temple 6. Palamuthircholai (Pazhamuthircholai) Swami:
Palamuthircholai is located on the slopes of Alagar hills twelve miles east of Madurai. The temple is located inside the forest range. According to legend, Sri Muruga along with Sri Valli and Sri Deivayanai gave darshan to his devotees here.

In Chennai there is Palamuthircholai (Pazhamuthircholai) Swami Temple Temple in Besant Nagar (Besant Nagar Aru Padai Veeru Murugan Temple).

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