Thiruthani Murugan Temple

Thiruthani Murugan Temple

TamilNadu, Tiruvallur

Shrine: Thanigachalam

Tiruthani Murugan temple is located in Thiruttani town in Tamilnadu, India.The primary deity Lord Murugan is worshipped as Thanigachalam. It is one of the Arupadaiveedu  - 6 abodes or holy shrines of Lord Murugan. The temple is placed on atop Thiruthani Hill and there are 365 steps leading to the temple indicating 365 days of the year. This temple has been mentioned in the Sangam period work Tirumurugaatruppadai composed by Nakkeerar. It has been patronized by the Vijayanagar rulers and local chieftains and zamindars.

Origin: The origin of Sree Subramanya Swami temple, like most Hindu temples, are buried in antiquity. It is assumed that the temple is 1000-2000 years old.  The Tiruttani Temple has been mentioned in the Sangam period work Tirumurugaatruppadai composed by Nakkeerar.


According to the legends, Arulmigu Subramanya Swamy Koil, Tiruttani represents the site where Subramanya stayed after destroying the demon Surapadman. Also Tiruttani is said to be the place where the Lord Subramanya married Valli - one of his two consorts.

This temple is part of famous Arupadai Veedu Yatra.


Arulmigu Subramanya Swamy Koil, Tiruttani is built in Dravidian style of  architecture. The beautiful temple of Lord Muruga at Tiruttani crowns a single rock 700 feet above sea level. It is situated amidst a range of hills with a dramatic panoramic view. The shrine of the procession deity is in a mandap made of 1 lakh Rudrakshas.

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Darsan Info

Daily Darshan Timings is from 5:45 AM  to 9:00 PM.
On special days, the temple is open till midnight.
First Darshan - 6:00 AM - Vishwaroopa Darshan

Darsan Dresscode: Any clean and neat outfit is considered apt. Western attire are not allowed in the temples of Tamil Nadu


Tamil Nadu is home to many natural resources, classical arts, classical music,
classical literature, Hindu temples of Dravidian architecture, hill stations,
beach resorts, multi-religious pilgrimage sites, and eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Thiruthani is located in the Tiruvallur District and is at a distance of 84 km from north-west Chennai and lies on the Chennai-Tirupati route. Kanchipuram which is considered as cultural capital and one of the seven sacred cities of Tamilnadu is located near Thiruthani .

Language Spoken: Tamil

Location and Contact

Arulmigu Subramanya Swami Thirukoil, Tiruttani, Tiruvallur District, Tamil Nadu 631209

Contact Number : +91 4427885247, Phone (Hill Temple) : +91 4427885243

Ways to Reach

Tiruthani is 97 km from Chennai, 42 km from Tiruvallur and 42 km from Kancheepuram.
By Train:
Nearest major railheads to Thiruthani are Arakkonam junction and Chennai, which is well connected to all major railway stations in South India. The Chennai station is about 70 km away from Thiruthani.
By Road:
Thiruthani is well connected by Tamil Nadu state transport corporation buses. It is connected to Tirupathi (56 km) and Chennai (70 km) with regular frequent bus services.

Additional Info

  • Arulmigu Subramanya Swami Kovil Lodges - Tiruttani Phone no: +91 4527885247+91 4527885247
  • HDFC Bank ATM, AXIS Bank ATM
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Place Name Jan - March April - June July - Sept Oct - Dec
Max-Temparture 32oC 37oC 35.5oC 30.3oC
Min-Temparture 22.3oC 26.6oC 25.6oC 22.6oC

Temple Rituals

It is customary to enter the shrine after a holy dip in the sea followed by a ritual bath in Naazhi Kinaru. a unique perennial fresh water fountain on the salty bed of the size of a naazhi (a small measuring container), believed to have been created by the Lord Himself with His Vel.

Special Rituals

Tonsuring, offering coins equal to one's weight (Tulabaram), carrying milk pots, and feeding the poor are the main prayer commitments followed by the devotees.

Pooja Timing

Kala Shanti Puja - 8:00 AM
Noon puja - 12:00 PM
Evening Puja - 5:00 PM
Arthajama Puja - 8:00 PM
Last Puja (palliyari puja) - 9:00 PM

Regular Offerings

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.

  • Near Bus Stand

  • Thiruthani Bus stand
  • Nearby Airport

  • Chennai
  • Nearby Railway Station

  • Arakonam, Tiruvallur
  • Taxi Stand

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