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Arupadai Veedu Murugan

 Tiru Murugan Street, Kalakshetra Colony, Besant Nagar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu - 600 090.
  Open from 6.00 a.m to 12.00 p.m and 6.00 p.m to 8.00 p.m

Arupadai Veedu Murugan

About the Temple

Arupadai Veedu Murugan temple started its construction in 1995 and was completed by 2002. The Aru Padai veedu Murugan Temple is located in Kalakshetra Colony in Besant Nagar, Chennai and is dedicated to Lord Muruga. The temple consists of all six lord muruga.

Lorad Muruga temples are placed as –

The Swamimalai temple is at the northeast view, the Tiruchendur at east view, the Pazhamudirsolai and the Tirupparankundram at south view, the Palani at west view and the Tiruttani in the northwest view. The Mahavallabha Ganapati temple is in the center.

Arupadai Veedu Murugan

Temple History

Lord Subramanya, the son of Lord Shiva, is a popular deity in Tamil Nadu state of India. He is also called as Skanda, Shanmukha or Murugan. All across the state, there are many important temples dedicated to him. Out of them, six temples are considered as the most important temples of Murugan. They are together called as 'Arupadai Veedu' temples. The Arupadai Veedu Murugan temple in Besant Nagar is a unique temple which enshrines all these six adobes within one complex.

In 1984, Dr Alagappa Alagappan, came up with an idea of having all Arupadai abodes at the same place. So that people can seek the blessings of all the six abodes in a single temple complex, He went to the sage Kanchi Paramacharya and conveyed his thoughts on this. The sage, nodded, and gave a go to this divine project. An acre of land was allocated for the construction of this granite temple by then chief minister Dr. MG. Ramachandran.

This temple complex, a granite structure was built in Chennai with the sole purpose of awarding the devotees an opportunity to worship all the six Murugas in one shrine. Dr. Alagappa Alagappan started the venture with the blessings of Sri Sri Maha Periyavaal of Kanchi Mutt. The Swaamimalai praahaaram was built first in 1995.

The Mahaavallabha Ganapati sannadhi, the Palani and Tiruttani praakaarams were completed and consecrated in 1998. Finally the Tiruchendur, Tirupparankundram and Palamudirsolai sannadhis were completed in 2002 & the consecration took place in the presence of His Holiness Sri Jayendra Saraswati Swamigal of Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam on 21st June 2002.

The Swamimalai temple is situated at the northeast, Tiruchendur at the east, Pazhamudirsolai and Tirupparankundram at the south, Palani at the west and Tiruttani in the northwest. The Mahavallabha Ganapati temple is in the center. Apart from the regular poojas & daily rituals, there are special poojas on Thai Pusam, Panguni Uttiram, Aadi Krittikai, Skanda Shashti. These festivals are celebrated in the traditional style with Kaavadi, Paal Kudam etc.


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