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Thirupparankundram temple, Madurai district, Tamil Nadu Thirupparankundram temple, Madurai district, Tamil NaduMeditation: I meditate on Sri Muruga marrying Devayanai at Thirupparankundram after vanquishing demon Surapadman at Tiruchendur.

Thirupparankundram: Thirupparankundram is one of the Arupadai Veedu temples of Muruga (one of the six holy abodes of Muruga).

Sri Muruga marrying Devayanai after vanquishing Surapadman: According to legend, Sri Muruga married Devayanai here after vanquishing the demon Surapadman at Tiruchendur. Devayanai was the daughter of Maha Vishnu named Amritha Valli. She performed penance in the Saravana Poigai in order 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 time he will marry her. The marriage took place at Thirupparankundram. The image of Muruga is depicted in a sitting posture during wedding ceremony with Devayanai on his side, and flanked by gods and sages. In this temple all the images of Muruga has only Devayanai on his side.

Worship of Vel: Sri Muruga camped here after vanquishing demon Surapadman with his Vel. The victory celebrations took place here. The divine power of Vel is given much importance here. Abhisekam is performed to the Vel which is an unique feature of this temple worship.

• Thirupparankundram is located in the Madurai district of Tamil Nadu.

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