Tamil Nadu, India,  Temples

Arupadai Veedu Murugan Kovil, Chennai

Let’s go back to some memories 😉 I’m going t write about one of the temples, we went to in Chennai in 2010 – Arupadai Veedu Murugan Kovil. I was looking at some pictures from our trip to Tamil Nadu in july 2010, and found out that I haven’t written anything about this beautiful, sacred placed, so here it comes!

The Arupadai Veedu Murugan temple is located in Besant Nagar, and is dedicated to the god Murugan. What’s significant is, that this temple has sanctums for all the 6 abodes for Murugan.

A man named dr. Alagappa Alagappan came with the idea of constructing this temple back in 1984 – after Kanchi Paramacharya granted a “go” for this idea. The chiefminister at this time, MGR sir, allocated land for this temple. Then the process to construct this temple began step by step, and was finally completed and consecreted in 2002. So this temple is very new, actually.

It is believed that a sage, named Pamban Swamigal predicted, in the 19th century, that a temple for all the 6 abodes of Murugan will be built in Chennai. People say, that there already have happened several miracles around this temple.

Along with the 6 shrines for Murugan, there are shrines for Ganesha, Navaragraha and Bhairavar. Go visit this temple, it’s so beautiful and so calming.

By the way, it’s so great to look back on memories 😉


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