Thiruthani Murugan Temple
Thiruthani Murugan Temple
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Sandeep K
Mumbai, India96 contributions
Dec 2022 • Family
The experience in the temple was good. Finished the darshan in roughly 1 hour.
However reaching the temple was a bit tedious for me. I had taken a bus from Tirupati which took 2 hours to reach Tiruthani bypass. There was a big traffic jam in Tiruthani town and to travel 4kms from Bypass to Tiruthani bus stand took an hour. There are bus services from near the bus stand to the temple which is located on the hill. We had to wait nearly 30 mins for this bus. When the bus came it was total chaos. Everyone simply rushed to get onto the bus (there was no queue system). The old ppl and children really struggled. The bus was pretty crowded. The journey to the temple took only 15-20 mins. However given the chaos on the way back we simply took an auto which cost Rs 120. Luckily the traffic jam had also cleared by then and so the return journey to Tirupati was smooth. There are trains to Tiruthani - so you can explore the same as well.
Written December 18, 2022
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MaduraiTraveler
Chennai (Madras), India65 contributions
Apr 2022
Lord Murugan's temple in a hill lock with beautiful view of city and the surrounding plantations. Tried the prasadam (snacks) from the temple counter. It was very old and stalled. I believe that is the one bad experience we had.
Written April 25, 2022
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chandra
Hyderabad District, India11 contributions
Dec 2020
Sacred place. Glad to have Swamy darshan.Valli Deva sena sametha swamy is great pleassure to watch.One shoudl visit to this sacred place for sure in life time
Written December 6, 2020
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skaypee
Bengaluru, India471 contributions
Dec 2019
One of the Aarupadai Veedu, this Temple, Tiruttani, is situated in a hill top and is near to Chennai. I had walked through Trituttani Hill Road instead of climbing the steps, which I wanted to do. Had a good Darshan as the Temple was less crowded due to eclipse.
Written February 17, 2020
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NatureGini
Chennai (Madras), India132 contributions
Jan 2015 • Solo
I thank LORD Muruga to make me visit his Abode at Thiruthani Temple on 20th Jan 2015. Thiruthani temple is on top of a hill 700ft above MSL. I travelled from Chennai.
Started early morning and reached Chennai central railway station. Took the Sapthagiri Express starting at 6:25 am. Being week day train had plenty of seats vacant. Paid the extra Rs.15/- above the normal ticket that I had purchased from counter. TTR promptly gave the receipt. It was scheduled to reach Thiruthani station by 7:50 but was late by 20 minutes.
Came out of Thiruthani station, had breakfast at "thattukada" (just outside the railway station). 5 Idlis and one vada just costs only Rs.20/-. Home made Idli and Vada with Chutney and sambar was very good. Being first time here enquired with the vendor. He suggested to walk to Thiruthani bus stand - 1 km away and take bus to Thiruthani temple (Rs.10/- fare for up and down trip by bus operated by Thiruthani Devaswam). Vehicles can go up to temple via ghat road. Autos charge about Rs.120/- plus for one way trip.
I wanted to walk the entire 365 steps to LORD Muruga's Abode. From the bus stand it is a straight road to the Saravana Poikai Tirukulam. (approx. half km from bus stand). Washed my hands and feet and started walking up the steps. There are shops/ places to keep your footwear. I walked up the steps and reached in about half an hour. Once I reached the temple prakaram, I went around and saw entrances - free entrance and another one with Rs.100/-. Even though it was not much crowded I decided to take the Rs.100/- ticket which some one told me that this entrance will take me very close to the Moolavar. (General or paid entrance everyone will get darshan very close by). But the advantage with the Rs.100/- ticket entrance is that I was able to go by the Dhwajasthambham, pray and also had Darshan of "Airavatham" standing very next and facing east (History about Airavatham gifted by Lord Indra to Lord Muruga can be read on various websites). Below the steps leading to Dhwajasthambham is Lord Muruga's Vel in a separate sanctum. Not much crowded on this day and had a very satisfactory and divine darshan multiple times. Lord Valli and Lord Deivanai have separate sanctums by the sides of Lord Muruga. There is Lord Shanmughar and Lord Aapath Sahaya Vinayagar on the Northern side of the temple. Breaking of the coconut taken as part of the Archana is done outside the main sanctum. Lord Durga, Lord Kumaresar and Lord Bhairavar are other deities inside this temple. At the prakaram you could see the prasadam stall. Lots of vendors are selling samosas and buttermilk at prakaram. From the prakaram, the view is panoramic at North and Eastern sides.
I started walking down the steps by around 11:45 am and reached railways station by 12:30 pm. Local trains are available every one hour from Thiruthani to Chennai. I took the train at 1:10 pm and reached Chennai central railway station around 3:30 pm.
I came to know that buses takes more time and hence I decided to take the train that was comfortable.
Written January 22, 2015
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S. Singh
India5,621 contributions
Dec 2018 • Family
Thiruthani Murugan temple is a Hindu temple, on the hill of Thiruttani, Tamil Nadu,India, dedicated to Lord Murugan.

Temple Timings : 6.00 AM and 9.00 PM

Nearest City/Town - Kanchipuram

Visit mostly all seasons

Best visit in Mid Oct to Mid March
Languages in Town - Tamil, Hindi & English
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Photography - Not Allowed Inside The Temple Only , Outer Area ( Outside The Main
Temple Area) Photography allowed

Top Of The Hill , proper Car road way up to near Hill, Proper Area for Parking Provided
Just On Main Entrance Gate , Vehicle Pass / Parking Ticket on Payment Basis with New Year Calenders .

Dress Code- Proper Size dress , with Descent Fitting

Clock Room / Locker Room Available in The complex , but no lock in the locker so if you have the lock then use it in the locker .

Better to leave shoes in the car or in the vehicle .
No shoes & No leather articles allowed inside the temple

Proper Line formation System for entrance .
Fast Moving / Exclusive Line/ Special Darshan, for entrance Ticket Applied - 100/- each Person

Inside The Temple proper Darshon for Main Lord And Other Lords , Most of The Special Pooja`s are conducts for Person who donated more or ask for That . Each & Every Thing you have to Donate . Offering Pongal-pudding, performing abishek with Panchamirtham made of five ingredients, milk, sandal paste, lighting lamps with ghee are the common offerings made by the devotees.

Ladoo`s / Prasadum Counters are available out side the Main Temple, in the Complex
on the Payment basis .

With-in 2 Hours , we had done all Darshan and viewing Surrounding all .
Very Pleasant full of Hill Area
Written January 18, 2019
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Muguncjb
Chennai (Madras), India1,051 contributions
Jul 2014 • Solo
It is on the Chennai-Tirupati rail (& bus) line. It may take approximately 2.00-2.30 hrs by local train from Chennai. Near Tirutani bus stand, the temple authorities run buses to the temple which is situated at the top of a hill. Autos too are available to and from the temple. Private vehicles too are allowed.

It is one of the arupadai veedu temple of Lord Muruga as well as big one. Free and paid entries are available. When I visited I paid for Rs.150 entry, as the crowd was huge as it was an auspicious day. Amazing feeling while returning. Temple and near by are maintained clean, but the cleanliness little away from the temple, where people need to take bus or auto is not good.
Written April 6, 2015
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ramayana2013
chennai153 contributions
Jan 2015 • Family
This is one of the oldest murugan temple. This is on the national high way chennai to tirupati. The tiruvellore, sholinghur temples are near by. This is one of the six aarupadai veedu. Here lord muruga married devasena. The temple is on a small hill. There are 365 steps. You can also go to the top by vehicles. This is one of the large income earning temple and poojas , festivals are regularly conducted. During kirtikai, sasti, poosam huge crowd visit this temple. Teppa utsavam is famous at the tank which is at the bottom of the hills. Peaple take kavadi during festivals. The temple is well maintained. Thanga ratham avoilable on payment.
Written February 10, 2015
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DilipNarayanan78
Chennai (Madras), India17 contributions
Mar 2018 • Friends
I am fond of visiting hill temples by walk.

Tiruttani always eludes me as I keep visiting in wrong time or running out of time so that I was forced to go by car.

This time we determined to go by Walk

We started from chennai around 7 and reached adivaram by 10 AM including breakfast

If you are going by car and planning to walk on the hills, keep car near some good parking space and go to adivaram (footsteps starting point) by Auto as there is little space for parking near that place. Thank god.. We find a kalyana mantapam who has agreed us to park the car for 50 rupees. We happily parked and started walking

There are 365 steps.. Not written anywhere.. No roof or cover.. Very less shadow

I would recommend to start walking before 10 AM and get down before 11.. It will be hot

Its recommended that you climb the hills with bare foot though there is no written instructions

We two adults and 2 kids took 20 mins and we are able to climb the hills.. Easy to climb and everyone can walk. No restrooms on the way. Lot of shops sell pooja items

Beware of abhishem timings as darshan is closed and you have to wait. We reached hill top around 10:30 and had a faster darshan (in free darshan) in 25 mins overall

Great to see Lord Murugan and we recoup our energy

One of the most satisfying trip...
Written March 10, 2018
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PILLAYSM
TAMPINES6 contributions
Feb 2019 • Family
I visited the Arupadai Temples on 1st Feb 2019 starting at Coimbatore from Singapore . 1st day to Marithumalai then to Palani . Next 2nd day climb 1st Palani thru Yanai Paddi and down by stairs . As darshan timing at 8.30 am .we leave early from Hotel at 6 am. After Lunch goes to Madurai the 2nd Thiruparankundram and 3rd Palamurirchoolai Temples . Day 3 to 4th Thirucendur Temple and back to Madurai on the same day. We took our bath at sea and the well before going Temple . It was crowded on Sunday but we got contacts and when to express queue. Day 4 to 5th Swamimalai Temple then proceed to Thirunavamalai for night stay . When round Girivalam by car and completed by 11 pm . Next day 5th went up Thirunamalai Cave Ashram only . Very beautiful view halfway up the mountain . Down around 2 pm and after lunch proceed to Chennai . Day 5th goes to THIRUTHANI temple reaching there around 10.30 am normal express queue RS50 . When we buy the tickets even the counter reception advise us to go for normal express queue , need not pay special queue as he said the crowd isn't many at this time .I was stunt with the Temple priest who are the most obliging among all the other Temples . Other temples priest will asked us for money and they knew we are foreigners , we cant concentrate our prayers . When they sees money then will provide viburthi . But this temple not the same , will give virburthi to all and if you got tickets they allow you to stand inside and takes your time to pray . I felt that my prayers fulfilled at this temples . At one of the santum when we are about going in were stop by MP assistant but the Priest got annoyed with him and calm . The priest asked them to wait to let us in but was scolded by them so he got no choices . This shows that they sees all are equals . Salute to them . Most of the Santumn we are allow to stand on our own time not chase away by Priest . After 12 noon they closed and I sees outside very long queue with all the wedding couples . SALUTE TO THIRUTHANI MURUGAN TEMPLE
Written February 12, 2019
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