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“Peaceful Holy Place in Busy City” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Vadapalani Murugan Temple

Vadapalani Murugan Temple
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Chennai (Madras), India
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3 reviews
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“Peaceful Holy Place in Busy City”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2014

Hi guys,
Once again it’s me! In my recent visit to Chennai for participating my cousin’s marriage, I however manage to relation bands and visited my friends living place which is in Vadapalani. Being a weekend we planned to visit some place to relax ourselves belive me or not! We are youth under 30 age most of my friends suggested to visit Lord Murugan’s holy place sited in vadapalani. Some of my friends laughed on us because of visiting temple to spend weekend me too have some slight cracks in mind on this. But its really worth. Visiting a temple which is around 125 years old would always has some thrill and enthu.
The temple was renovated in 1920s and a Rajakopuram was built during that time. The temple has grown in popularity believed in part due to the patronage of cinema stars. Though Vadapalani is one of the busiest areas in Chennai, any person can attain peaceful while being at vadapalani murugan temple. Built about 125 years back, this much-hallowed and regularly frequented Lord Muruga sannidhi has emerged from a thatched shed, an unostentatious one enshrining a Murugan picture only, and established for itself a name on par with ancient places of worship. Around 7,000 couples are married here each year. It is one among the must see Citing in Chennai..

Visited January 2014
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“Spiritual Place in Chennai”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2014

One among the many temples located in Chennai. Weekends will be much crowded. So take preventive measures to face the crowd if you want to worship Lord Murugan(Saravanan). Also the temple is located near Vadapalani. The Vadapalani signal is one place where vehicular traffic is extremely bad. So be cautious

Visited April 2014
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“Pazani Andava”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2014

I have been visiting this temple since 1960s when it was under reconstruction. After its completion it gives a divine look. Lord Muruga dwells in six abodes in Tamil Nadu nmely Thiraparankundram, Thiruchendur, Swami Malai, Pazam udirchole, Pazani and Thiruthani (now in Andhra Pradesh). Vada Palani is the replica of Lord Muruga of Pazani, which is of an international fame. During ADI KRITHIGE the devotees come in large number carrying Kavadi on their shoulders as an offering to Lord MURUGA. One must be lucky (kuduthu vaithavan) to view this function. To have clear darsan of the idol one must take a special entry wherein one can see the idol from the nearest point. One will surely feel the divine bliss of the Lord.
Om Saraganabhava Guhaya Namah

Visited March 2014
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“Muruga, The Lord of Tamilnadu”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2014

This famous temple, is amazingly small for a South Indian temple. But, at the same time you will be able to see The Lords family of his father Shiva, brother Ganesha etc. You will also find, lot of Sostra's (poems) in praise of The Lord, mounted on the walls around the temple. Even though it is crowded, you can prey in piece and could have excellent vibe rations.
You will appreciate the large place to keep your shoes provided and the service is free. The man who is handling the counter, even refused to take a tip from me.

Visited March 2014
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“TEMPLE OF TREAT TO THE SOUL”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2014

Lord Muruga well decorated in the form of MahaRaja is the greatest feast to the eyes and soul. Lord Muruga symbolizes Beauty. Very Well connected by road. Neat and clean environment . Very well ventilated and maintained. There are other exclusive sannathis for Lord Ganesha, Lord Shiva, Mangal, Godess Meenakshi, Arunagirinathar, Anchaneyar. There is book stall, Prasadam stall too.

Visited January 2014
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