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Thiruchendur Murugan Temple

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Address: Tiruchendur Town, Thiruchendur, India

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Good Temple by the Beach

Visited the temple with my family, including a 2-year old. The temple is located next to the shore and is culturally important place of worship. There are 3 options of entry... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the temple with my family, including a 2-year old. The temple is located next to the shore and is culturally important place of worship. There are 3 options of entry - 250, 100 or free. Took the 250 special darshan ticket and still took about 2 hours to complete darshan. The pancha linga idols are situated in a cave... More 

Thank KarthikRamachandran
Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was planning to visit this temple since last six years, but finally made it in 2017. An ancient temple, beautifully located on the sea shore of Bay of Bengal. The temple has worshiping of Lord Muruga. There is a saying by the people that you must take bath in the sea before you go for lord darshana. You must... More 

Thank Sourishbj
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

I went to this temple in 1962. I had to go from the railway station in a horse driven cart. It was like a village. But when I read the above reviews I find that the priests have not changed. There were a number of priests bargaining to do poojas. Even at that time when the value of money was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Shirts not allowed 100 rs is better as usually crowded Don't fail to visit the pancha lingas behind the main murugar, spl ticket to be purchased for that Shanmuga archanai is famous here Beach is too good, main gopuram is closed ànd we have enter only from side gate Praharam is quite long and numerous small Sannidhi to be seen... More 

2 Thank rajeshwar g
Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

nice holy place for lord muruga, one of the arupaddai veedu near sea. we will get peace once we entered the temple. big temple , huge crowd. we can stay at temple madam by paying meagre amount. There is a locker facility for keeping our luggages

3 Thank anusuyadevi17
Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

Such a divine experience in thiruchendur murugan temple. Near a beach there is a slope way to temple where murugan, vinayagar and dhatchinamoorthy sannidhanams are there. Its amazing and there is a lots of crowd when we went to that temple last week. Got a nice darshan. Its one of the aarupadai veedu temple.

Thank anithaaravamuthan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

As per my astrologers advice to visit srivaikuntam(thiruvaikundam-an abode of lord VISHNU) to get rid of my problems with my father,i visited srivaikuntam and waiting for bus to depart to tirunelveli .At the bus stand i met one guy(srinivasan) whose name is mine(srinivas).he got a little bit excited after our introductions(when i asked whim which bus will go to tirunelveli)... More 

Thank Katevarapu S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Vibrant and rejuvenating environment. Best coastal spot to enjoy . Its more economical , affordable and enjoyable. One of the arupadai ( six major ) temples of lord murugan. It’s ideal to stay at night and enjoy sunrise in ocean. If it possible have a short trip in steamer boat.

1 Thank Venkatesh M
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Temple is divine. Beach with clear and clean water is amazing. Both kids and elders will enjoy because it gives best for both.

Thank RB1364
Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

This place is one of the aaru padai veedu....temple location is amazing.... situating very near to sea.... important festival in this temple is soorasamharam....v went for early morning darshan in special entrance...v have to give some datchanai to the priest to do pooja in our name....lot of positive vibration felt in this temple....special pooja for guru bagavan was performing here....if... More 

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