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Tiruvallur - Tiruttani Murugan Temple

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Tiruvallur - Tiruttani Murugan Temple

Tiruttani is one among the six abodes of Lord Muruga. The temple is situated on a hillock and has 365 steps. An important Thirtha called Kumara Thirtha, is under this hill this place is also called as Saravana Poigai. The important festivals are Adi Kirthigai Theppa Thiruvizha, Shiva Rathiri, Shasti Thiruvizha. Adi Kirthigai Theppa Thiruvizha is celebrated in mid of July and August.

Opening time of the temple is 5:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Tiruttani with the famous temple dedicated to Lord Subrahmanya is situated 51 miles away from Madras, on the way to Tirupati, on the railway line to Bombay. The temple is situated on a small hill, which is reached over a flight of 365 masonry steps. It is one of the six famous abodes of Lord Subrahmanya. It is considered to be the second place of importance by some, while others give it the first place as Lord Subrahmanya resides in blissful repose here, after his marriage with Valli.

The mission ef Subrahmanya's incarnation was fulfilled when he vanquished the demon Soorapadman and his hordes at Tiruchendur and the huntsman at Merpady in Tondaimandalam. The happy reunion with Valli brought peace to his mind. The agitated physical condition was relaxed, peace and tranquility prevailed at his new abode Tiruttani; that is why Tiruttani is known also as Cheruttani (Cheru means anger, Tani means cooling down).

As Kailas is the chosen abode of Lord Siva, Tiruttani is the chosen home for Subrahmanya. Tiruttani is a great pilgrim centre. The temple is built facing the east. Distribution of food to the poor is considered very meritorious in this sacred shrine and pilgrims make it a point to feed the hungry and the destitute in numbers, according to their might. It is said that any good action done here acquires enormous accretion of merit. As Subrahmanya is in a blissful mood at Tiruttani, divine grace is readily obtained there.

Tiruttani is also known by many other names. As it has all the wealth which was plundered by the Asuras from Heaven, it is called Purnagiri. As the devotees' request will be fulfilled in a second it is known as Kshanikachalam. As Lord Siva, who is the origin of the world (Moolam), worshipped Lord Subrahmanya here, it is called Mooladri. Being full of Neelotpala (blue lilies), this mountain abode of Lord Subrahmanya is called Neelotpalagiri, Neelagiri, Utpalagiri, Alakadri, Kallaragiri, Kavimalai, Kuvalasikhari, Chengalvagiri and Chengalunirkunram. The Lord is also known as Chengalvarayaswamy. As this place will exist even after the deluge, it is called Kalpajit.

Siva learned Pranava Mantra here from Subrahmanya; so it is called Pranavadananagaram. As Indra got boons from Subrahmanya. At this sacred place, it is called Indranagari. As Narada liked this place very much, it is known as Naradapriyam. A Brahmin by name Aghoram got salvation here; hence it is called Aghorakaivalyapradam. As Lord Skanda has taken his abode in this place, it is called Skandagiri.

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