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Encyclopedia > Thiruchendur Murugan Temple
Thiruchendur Senthilandavan Koil

Name: Thiruchendur Senthilandavan Koil
Creator: unknwon
Date built: unknown
Primary deity: Senthilandavan (Murugan)
Architecture: South Indian, Kovil
Location: Tiruchendur

Thiruchendur Murugan temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Muruga and one of the Arupadaiveedu six major abodes of Lord Muruga. It is located in the small town of Thiruchendur in the district of Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu, India and is 55 km south-east of Tirunelveli,40 km from Tuticorin and 75 km north-east of Kanyakumari. It is easily accessible either by bus or car. Muruga (also Murugan) (Tamil: ) is the most popular Hindu deity amongst Tamils of Tamil Nadu state in India and in the Tamil diaspora. ... South India is a geographic and linguistic-cultural region of India. ... The word temple has different meanings in the fields of architecture, religion, geography, anatomy, and education. ... Tiruchendur is a small town in Tuticorin District, India, 45 km away from Tuticorin and 53 km from Tirunelveli. ... This article discusses the adherents of Hinduism. ... Thiruchendur is a town in the district of Tirunelveli of Tamil Nadu, located 55 km south-east of Tirunelveli and 75 km north-east of Kanyakumari. ... Thoothukudi (தூத்துக்குடி in Tamil), also known as Tuticorin is a city and district in Tamil Nadu, India. ... Tamil Nadu (தமிழ் நாடு, Land of the Tamils) is a state at the southern tip of India. ... Thoothukudi (தூத்துக்குடி in Tamil), also known as Tuticorin is a city and district in Tamil Nadu, India. ... The Tiruvalluvar statue The Vivekananda memorial The Gandhi Mandepam Kanyakumari   is a town in Kanniyakumari district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. ...

Each Arupadaiveedu has an event mentioned in the 'puranas'. Thiruchendur is said to be second in importance among his six abodes. This place is also referred to by other names in religious poems and literature as Thirucheeralaivai, Thiruchenthil, Thiruchenthiyoor, etc. The deity is worshipped by various names such as Senthilandavan, Senthilkumaran and so on. The Arupadiveedus are Palani (120 km west of Madurai), Swamimalai (150 km east of Madurai), Thiruthani (50 km from Chennai), Pazhamudircholai (10 km north of Madurai) and Thiruparamkunram (10 km south of Madurai). To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... One of the Aru Padaiveedu, the six main abodes of Lord Muruga, Swamimalai is where Lord Muruga preached his own father Lord Shiva at a tender age. ... Chennai   (Tamil: ), formerly known as Madras  , is the capital of the state of Tamil Nadu and is Indias fourth largest metropolitan city. ... One of Arupadaiveedu of Lord Muruga. ...

The temple is situated so close to the sea that waves from the Gulf of Mannar lap at the eastern perimeter wall of the temple.


Thiruchendur is the place where Lord Muruga used as the base camp, before invading the demon king of Suran in Sri Lanka. Suran Suran is a town in the video game The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind (2002). ...

Near the temple is also a holy place for the Ayyavazhi sect, where Ayya Vaikundar is said to have performed his Avatar according to Akilattirattu Ammanai, the holy book of Ayyavazhi. Ayyavazhi (IPA: )(Tamil:அய்யாவழி -Path of the father), is a monistic religion, originated in South India in the mid 19th century. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... The ten avatars of Lord Vishnu, copyright BBT In Hindu philosophy, an avatar, avatara or avataram (Sanskrit: , IAST: ), most commonly refers to the incarnation (bodily manifestation) of a higher being (deva), or the Supreme Being (God) onto planet Earth. ... Akilathirattu Ammanai அகிலத்திரட்டு அம்மானை (Tamil: akilam (world) + thirattu (collection) + ammanai (ballad)), also called Thiru Edu (venerable book), is the main religious book of the Southern Indian Ayyavazhi faith, officially an offshoot of Hinduism. ...

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