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“Different Murugan Temple”

Mailam Murugan Temple
Reviewed 1 June 2016

This temple is quite different from other murgan temples in tamilnadu. First is height of the hill is not very big even average old man can use stairs. Temple has both steps and road route till top of the hill. Even if a person uses road to reach top he has to climb minimum 30-40 steps to reach the temple. The temple is isolated from the national high way but well connected with local transport. Also this temple is located in the road which goes to Thiruvakkari temple ( A famous temple lordess Vakrakali amman and Lord Chandramoulieswarar- nearly 2000 years old temple). Here in this temple lord smile can be clearly seen even in the heavy crowded days also. Wonderful experience here. Lot of people perform marriage, ear piercing ceremony here. So on mugurtham days we can expect heavy to very heavy crowd in this temple.

Date of experience: December 2015
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Reviewed 18 January 2016

One has to take a small detour from the nation highway connecting Dindivanam and Villupuram. The temple is located on a small hillock about 5 kms from the main highway. Cards can go almost to the entrance of the temple. A fleet of around 50 to 60 steps take you inside the temple complex. All poojas are performed at the temple though not among est the most famous temples of Lord Muruga. However several saints have sung about this place in their texts/books. I have been to this temple several times but it has never been crowded and the darshan has always been peaceful and fulfilling. One can stand on the elevated platform and watch the poojas as long as one wishes to. The last pooja at around 8.00 PM in the night is the best in my opinion. A well maintained temple. A small entrance fee of Rs 20 is charged for cards for the ghat road. The view from the temple is really scenic and nice. A huge place and a walk around the temple should be atleast 500 meters. For people visiting this temple, I do have a suggestion. You can combine this visit with another temple called "Vakrakaliamman temple" a little down the road, towards Pondicherry.

Date of experience: January 2016
1  Thank RamGanesan
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Reviewed 11 February 2015

I do not understand as to how tripadviser is not listed this temple. Tiruparankundram is first among the arupadai veedu.This is about 8 km from maburai and the most famous muruga temple. Here the easwar himself in kundru form. Lord muruga is with devasena in kalyana kolam.This is the only temple where abisekam done to the vel and not to moolavar. Another speciality is there is no prakaram here since the easwar is in kundru form. Only you have to do girivalam. Another speciality is perumal, siva, muruga all in the kudavarai of this temple. Since siva itself in kundru form there is a big nandi. Opp to siva you can see karudan as the perumal sannadhi is opposite. The temple have regular poojas, festivals. There are two old wooden chariot which are still used. Marriages are performed here. Another speciality is here the murugan is in sitting whereas in other arupadai veedu all in standind posture. Like tiruchendur sura samkaram. poosam are important festivals. Please note that this is the first among the aru padai veedu which has many specialitise.Please list this most famous temple.

Date of experience: January 2015
6  Thank ramayana2013
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Reviewed 23 January 2015

I would have visited this Temple for over more than 4 times.. 3 times for personal darshan and one for a family Kadhu kuthal (Ear piercing) function for my Uncle's new born son..
The Temple is located about 20 kms from Dindivanam closer to NH45B.. The Temple is built over a small hill and u need drive up the hill for 0.5 Kms and there is vehicle parking on the top side..
Then u need to climb the padikattu (steps) to reach the temple.. You can walk the whole way up to temple or u can go up by car, its ur choice..

The Temple is almost open all the time a day except AN (not sure).. The Front entry corridor is for functions and devotees seating.. The Inner temple is very big and well maintained..
Cell phones, cameras and photography's are not allowed inside the temple premises.. But outside temple, the scenic views can be captured!!
The Whole Temple is maintained clean with hand-wash and restroom facility.. The down hill there are also Mini shopping arena for you to shop variety of items like Toys, pooja items, etc..

Overall, a Must visit temple for all.. Atleast once in ur life time for sure..

Date of experience: February 2014
9  Thank Rajiv911
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Reviewed 14 September 2014

Though it is a bit off from Pondy, it is a good place to visit as the temple is a old one and atop a small mountain. Would advise to go in the morning.

Date of experience: June 2014
8  Thank TSV2103
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