September 5, 2010

Kurukkuthurai Murugan Temple - Tirunelveli, South India

Tirunelveli, the ancient city of South India, has the famous Nellaiyappar and Kanthimathi temple. In addition to that, there is a popular temple named Kurukkuthurai Murugan temple. Murugan temple is located in the area named Kurukkuthurai on the banks of the river Tamirabarani. Hence, the temple is called as Kurukkuthurai Murugan temple or Kurukkuthurai Subramanya temple.

Tamirabarani River
Tamirabarani river is also called as Jeeva Nadhi as it never dries up. This is perhaps the only river in Tamil Nadu state of India where you can find water for almost the entire year. You can find a lot of devotees taking bath in the Tamirabarani river and proceeding to this beautiful temple of Murugan located on the banks of the river. The temple is located so close to the river that during rainy days the entire temple gets submerged into the river. This is a usual happening occurs every year.

The temple is dedicated to Lord Muruga aka Subramanya, the son of Lord Shiva. Apart from Lord Muruga's idol in the main shrine, this temple also houses the idol of Shiva, Parvati, Ganesha, Utsav Subramanya, and other typical Gods and Goddesses of Saivism (the sect who worship Lord Shiva). You can also find peacocks in this temple. Another important aspect of the extraordinary temple located on the banks of Tamirabarani is that you can find the statues of national leaders such as Mahatma Gandhi, Vivekananda, and V.O. C. in the temple tower.

Go to Kurukkuthura for taking bath at Tamirabarani and to have a darshan of Lord Murugan.

Happy travelling.

Tamirabarani River

Fast Facts:

Site Name: Kurukkuthurai Murugan Temple
City Name: Tirunelveli
1) One of the important temples of Tirunelveli
2) A temple located on the banks of the river Tamirabarani

Location: 180 kms from Madurai; 620 kms from Chennai; Located in the Southern part of Tamil Nadu state, India
Nearest Railway Station: Tirunelveli; Tirunelveli station is a popular train junction; you can find a lot of trains from all over India to this city
Nearest Airport: Madurai (around 180 kms)
How to reach: Easily reachable by road and train
Hotel: A lot of luxury hotels and budget hotels are available in Tirunelveli
Restaurants: There are a lot of good restaurants in Tirunelveli; Don't forget to taste the Halwa either from Iruttu Kadai or Shanti Sweets

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1 comment:

  1. please send the Kurukkuthurai Murugan Temple darshan timings