Tiruttani Temple (Arulmigu Subramaniya Swamy Temple)
Arulmigu Subramaniya Swamy Temple (Tiruttani temple) is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Muruga located on the hill of Thiruttani in the Tiruvallur district of Tamil Nadu, India. The hill has 365 steps, representing the 365 days of the year. It is the fifth of Lord Muruga’s six abodes (Aarupadai veedugal) Palani Murugan Temple, Swamimalai Murugan Temple, Thiruchendur Murugan Temple, Thiruparankundram, and Pazhamudircholai Murugan Temple are the other five. Chennai is 87 kilometres (54 miles) away. Previously, Tiruttani was known as Thiruveragam. After correcting Demon Tharagan (Soorasamharam), he was relieved of his rage, so the Kandha Sasti festival (Soorasamharam) is not held here. The Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Department of the Tamil Nadu government maintains and administers the temple.
Tiruttani temple history:
The origins of this temple are lost in time. This temple is mentioned in Nakkeerar’s Thirumurugatrupadai, a Sangam period work. The Vijayanagar rulers, as well as local chieftains and zamindars, have patronised it. The original animal mount of Murugan is thought to have been an elephant, as opposed to the peacock, which is the most common mount. The white elephant is regarded as a fearsome and powerful animal. The iconography is only preserved in two locations: this temple and Tiruttani Murugan Temple.
Tiruttani temple Legend:
According to legend, Indra, King of the Gods, married Skanda’s daughter Deivayanai and presented his elephant Airavatam as part of his dowry offering. Indra’s fortunes began to dwindle after Airavatam’s departure. Subramanyar is said to have offered to return the white elephant, but Indra, bound by protocol, refused to accept a gift and insisted that the elephant face him, so the image of the elephant in this temple also faces east.
According to another legend, Indra presented a sandal stone as part of his daughter’s dowry. The sandal paste made on this stone is applied to the image of Subramanya, and the paste is said to have medicinal value. According to legend, Skanda carried the discus thrown by the demon Tarakasuran on his chest, which is why there is a hollow in the chest region of the image of Subramanya in this temple. Skanda also gave the discus to Vishnu, according to legend. Skanda is also credited with teaching the sage Agasthyar Tamil, and he is known in this shrine as Veeramurthy, Gnanamurthy, and Acharyamurthy.
After defeating Ravana, Lord Rama went to Rameswaram to worship Lord Siva before coming to Tiruttani to find complete peace of mind by worshipping Lord Subrahmanya. Arjuna received the blessings in Dvapara Yuga by praying to Him on his way to the south for Teertha Yatra (pilgrimage to take sacred immersion). Vishnu prayed to the Lord and regained control of his powerful Chakra (sacred wheel) and Shanku (sacred conch), which had been taken from him by Tarakasura, Soorapadma’s brother.After being imprisoned by our Lord for failing to explain the Pranava (‘Om’ mantra), Lord Brahma propitiated the Lord here at the holy spring known as Brahmasonai and regained his creative function, which he had lost due to his egotistic impudence in failing to worship Subrahmanya on his way to Mount Kailasa to worship Siva. The final steps leading to the eastern door.
When the snake king Vasuki worshipped at Thanikai, his bodily wounds were healed from the churning process in the Milky Ocean to secure the Amrita (nectar of immortality) by the devas and asuras when the Mantotra Mountain was used as the churning base and the snake king Vasuki as the rope. When he was blessed with the divine gift of the Tamil language, Sage Agasthyar Muni (of Potikai Hill) worshipped Muruga at Tanikai.
Tiruttani temple Architecture:
The temple is situated on Thanigai Hill, which can be reached via 60 steps. The temple has four precincts and a five-tiered gopuram. Several bodies of water are associated with the temple. The temple has two shrines, one for Murugan in the form of Shaktidhar and another for Valli and Deivayanai.
The temple is usually open from 5:45 a.m. to 21:00 p.m. On special days, the temple is open all day from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., but it is closed during some festivals.
Festivals Aside from the monthly Kiruthika, which draw a large number of devotees to this shrine, the Aadi Krittikai and the 31 December New Year Step Festival are two outstanding annual festivals. The float festival takes place in the month of Aadi, Bhramotsavam in the month of Maasi, with Valli Kalyanam celebrated on the eighth day, and Skanda Sashti in the Tamil month of Aippasi.
Aadi Krittikai festival (in July-August) lasts three days and includes the Float Festival, attracting hundreds of thousands of devotees from far and wide. The streets are completely packed. Each year, approximately one hundred thousand flower kavadis are offered to the deity. The sight of the devotees carrying them, uttering the sacred and inspiring “Haro Hara!” as they march and dance in long rows, touches the core of devotees’ hearts and spellbinds them.
Step Festival on December 31st
When the English new year begins at midnight on December 31st, hundreds of thousands of devotees gather on the sacred Tanikai hill for the darshan. They come to Tiruttani on that day and night to offer their heartfelt prayers for peace and plenty in the New Year. During the British Raj, the famous Vallimalai Swamigal persuaded his followers to pay their respects first to Tanigesan, the giver of all good, and then to their official superiors.On this day, a slew of bhajana groups gather and ascend the hill, singing Tiruppugazh songs and lighting camphor on each of the hill’s 365 steps, one for each day of the New Year. Adi Balasubramanian is depicted as a child on the western wall behind the sanctum. This Murugan, who is holding the Atsara garland, had risen here before his marriage. For this ancient idol, the winter anointing is a unique sight. During the six days of Markazhi Thiruvathira, who is anointed with hot water?
Tiruttani temple dress code: There is no dress code in this temple, but Indian attire is preferred.
tiruttani temple official website: https://tiruttanimurugan.hrce.tn.gov.in/
tiruttani temple timings:
The temple is open for public dharshan every day at 6 a.m. and stays open until 8.30 p.m. without a break. Special paid darshan is permitted even during the deity’s ritual bathing (abhishekam). Darshan time, on the other hand, is subject to change due to administrative reasons, festivals, and so on.
tiruttani temple seva details/tiruttani temple pooja timings:
- Viswaroopa Pooja: (After giving ritualistic bathing, the deities are and adorned with sacred cloths, decorated with garlands and flowers and made ready for darshan and for bestowing boons to the worshippers.) 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m.
- kalasandhi pooja: (After giving ritualistic bathing, the deities are adorned with sacred cloths, decorated with garlands and flowers and made ready for darshan and for bestowing boons to the worshippers.)
8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
- Uchikkala Pooja: (After giving ritualistic bathing, the deities are adorned with sacred cloths, decorated with garlands and flowers and made ready for darshan and for bestowing boons to the worshippers.)
12:00 pm to 01:30 pm
- Sayaraksha Pooja: (After giving ritualistic bathing, the deities are and adorned with sacred cloths, decorated with garlands and flowers and made ready for darshan and for bestowing boons to the worshippers.) 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
- Ardhajama Pooja (After giving ritualistic bathing, the deities are adorned with sacred cloths, decorated with garlands and flowers and made ready for darshan and for bestowing boons to the worshippers.)
8:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.
- Palliyarai Pooja 6 (After darshan palaiyarai urchavar decorated with garlands and flowers with pallakku seva, and unjal seva made ready for darshan to the worshippers.)
8:45 p.m. to 9:00 p.m
tiruttani temple abhishekam tickets online booking:
Tiruttani Subrahmanya Swamy Temple Abhishekam timings:
Every day at 8 a.m., 12 p.m., and 5 p.m.
Abhishekam Ticket Price: Rs. 1,500
The maximum number of people allowed on a single ticket is two.
Puja duration: 30-40 minutes, including darshan.
Prasadam should be picked up near Dwajasthambam.
Formal attire is required.
white for men Pancha, kurta, pyjama, dhoti, regular pants, and shirt are all options.
Women should wear a saree with a blouse, a half saree, a Punjabi dress with a dupatta, or a churidar with a dupatta.
tiruttani temple abhishekam tickets online booking/tiruttani temple kalyanotsavam online booking/tiruttani temple online booking contact :
tiruttani temple accommodation:
3 facilities are available.
Near the bus stop, the Ghat Road entrance, and the Temple Tank.
thanigai illam tiruttani:
34 A/C cottages (four beds): Rs.1500/- each
5 non-air-conditioned cottages (four beds): Rs.900/- each
48 rooms (double bed): Rs.400/- each
thanigai illam tiruttani room booking: thanigai illam tiruttani contact number 044 27885243, 044 27885387, 044 27885396
Karthikeyan Illam Tiruttani
Cottages with air conditioning (four beds): 24 Each: Rs.1500/-
Non-AC cottages (four beds): 28 (Rs.900/- each).
59 rooms (double bed): Rs.400/- each
karthikeyan illam tiruttani room booking :
Karthikeyan cottage Tiruttani contact number – 044 2788 5396
Rooms at Saravana Poigai
39 rooms (double bed) No. : Rs.300/-
thiruthani saravana poigai room booking 044 2788 5303
Advance booking is possible online.
How to Reach thiruthani temple:
Fly to Chennai Airport
Southern Railway also provides frequent passenger services to and from Chennai.
Many electric trains run through this station, and some express trains stop here.
The first local train from Chennai Central departs at 4:00 a.m., and the last train departs at 8:15 p.m.
Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation operates frequent buses from Chennai, Salem, Bangalore, Tiruvallur, Vellore, Arakkonam, Chittoor, Chengalpet, Kanchipuram, Thiruvannamalai, Thiruppathi, and other nearby villages/towns.
Tiruttani temple Address: Arulmigu Subramanyaswamy Temple, 93, 14 subramanya nagar tiruttani,
Tiruttani, Tiruvallur – 631209.
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