Thiruchendur Muruga Perumal Temple

Thiruchendur Muruga Perumal Temple is a famous temple dedicated to Lord Murugan in the extreme southwest of the Indian peninsula in the state of Tamilnadu, India. This Murugan temple is the second abode of Lord Murugan.

(Muruga Perumal Temple), Thiruchendur.

The core of the temple which exists today dates back to around 2000 years. The temple has a close connection with the Hindu Puranas especially the Skanda Puranam and the temple celebrates this during the annual temple festival Skanda Sashti in September / October. This festival is attended by more than a lack of devotees, who observes six days for fasting. Thiruchendur Murugan Temple has been attracting a very large number of Hindu pilgrims for ages. Thiruchendur Murugan temple is the second abode of Lord Murugan.

Thiruchendur is the place where the Murugan Kovil (Kovil is the Tamil word for temple) is bordered by the sea on two sides; East and north sides. It is believed that Lord Muruga fought a fierce battle with the Asura King Surapadma at this place and hence the name Thiruchenthdur. (Tiruchentil means house of victory.)

Rameswaram temple is a major temple famous for pilgrimage at 215 kilometers distance from this world-renowned Murugan Koil.

How Do I Go to Thiruchendur Muruga Perumal Temple?

This temple is well connected by road and railway network.

Tuticorin alias Thoothukudi, at 40 kilometers distance, is the nearest airport to this temple. Madurai airport at 170 kilometers distance, is another airport nearby which has more frequent air connectivity with Chennai. Thiruvananthapuram airport in Kerala state is the nearest international airport at 165 kilometers distance.

Thiruchendur has a railway station, which has direct train service to Chennai, the state capital. TCN is the railway station code for Thiruchendur for booking railway tickets through the website,, the official website for booking train tickets in India. There are regular train and bus services to Tirunelveli, a major nearby city.

There are good roads connecting the Murugan temple with other parts of the country.

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