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(Madurai, Tamil Nadu)
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Thirupparankundram Murugan Temple is a remarkable rock-cut temple hewn out of the mountain and is regarded as one of the dwellings of Hindu Lord Murugan. The intricately carved pillars and the stunning Gopuram makes this temple an attractive sightseeing destination. The devouts consider it propitious to marry here because of the legend that Hindu Lord Subramanya's marriage was conducted here.


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Thirupparamkunram Murugan temple

Tirupparankunram Murugan Temple is a Hindu temple and one of the Six Abodes of Murugan, located at Tirupparankunram. The temple is built in rock-cut architecture and believed to have been built by the Pandyas during the 6th century. According to the legend it is where Murugan slayed the demon Surapadman and married Deivayanai, the divine daughter of the king of heaven, Indra, and he is said to have worshipped Shiva here as Parangirinathar.

The temple is located 8 kilometres from Madurai in India. In the main shrine, apart from Muruga, deities of Shiva, Vishnu, Vinayaka and Durga are housed. The temple follows Shaivite tradition of worship. Six daily rituals and three yearly festivals are held at the temple, of which the Kantha Sashti festival during the Tamil month of Aippasi being the most prominent. The temple is maintained and administered by the Hindu Religious and Endowment Board of the Government of Tamil Nadu.



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