Lord Murugan Temple @ Tiruttani

Lord Muruganis more popular in South India especially among Tamil people famously referred as Thamizh Kadavul (God of Tamils) compared to other parts of India. He is the patron deity of the Tamil land (Tamil Nadu). In Karnataka he is popular as “Subrahmanya” and is often associated with snakes.

Lord Murugan 2

Lord Murugan (Pic By Benson Kua)

The Atharva Veda describes Kumaran as ‘Agnibhuh’ or son of Agni, the fire god. The Satapatha Brahmana refers to him as the son of Rudra and the ninth form of Agni. The Taittiriya Aranyaka contains the Gayatri mantra for Shanmukha. The Chandogya Upanishad refers to Skanda as the “way that leads to wisdom”. The Baudhayana Dharmasutra mentions Skanda as ‘Mahasena’ and ‘Subrahmanya.’ The Aranya Parva canto of the Mahabharata relates the legend of Kartikeya Skanda in considerable detail. The Skanda Puranais devoted to the narrative of Kartikeya. The Upanisahds also constatntly make a reference to a Supreme Being called Guha, the in dweller.

മലയാളം: Lord Subrahmanya idol, Malaysia

മലയാളം: Lord Subrahmanya idol, Malaysia


Tiruttani has good transport links to nearest city,town and villages. Tiruttani bus depot has 35 bus busses and 42 Mofussil buses. During the festival season adequate Number of additional buses are being operated to various places for the benefit of devotees. Tamil Nadu state transport corporation operates frequent buses to locations like Chennai, Salem, Bangalore, Tiruvallur, Vellore, Arakkonam, Chittoor, Chengalpet, Kanchipuram, Thiruvannamalai, Podathurpet, Pallipattu and Tirupati. Apart from that APSRTC operates direct buses to Tirumala Temple.

By Rail Southern Railway of India operates frequent passenger services to and from Chennai. Service starts from 4.55am and available till 10:50pm. Apart from this express trains like Sapthagiri(to Tirupathi), Kacheguda(to hyderabad), Mumbai mail and Dadar(to Mumbai) stops here.

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