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Thiruparankundram is one of the famous temples of Lord.Muruga also known as Subramanya /Karthikeya, the Tamil GOD. Thiruparankundram Temple is highly sacred and is one of the Arupadaiveedu – one of the Six Abodes of Lord.Murugan.

Benefits of Abishekam at Thiruparankundram :

Abishekam is performed to the Urchava God and Shanmugar. Urchavar Abishekam is one of the main puja in this temple and is considered powerful. Since it is a Rock cut temple, Moolavar Abishekam is not performed. However, Abishekam can be performed to Vel only (a divine spere-scepter weapon of Lord.Muruga) .

  • Since the Lord’s marriage took place in this temple with Goddess.Deivanai, daughter of Devendra, all marriage prarthana wishes are fulfiied here.
  • Lord.Muruga being a benevolent God,he showers his blessings upon his devotees and grants boon.

Thiruparankundram Temple History :

Thiruparankundram Temple, the first arupadai veedu (first abode of Lord.Muruga) is located at Thiruparankundram, in Madurai city.

The Thiruparaankundram temple is a 6th century temple and finds a mention in the very old Sangam Literature the oldest in history.

The original temple was believed to have been built by King.Harichandra who worshipped Lord.Siva from this hillock and built a temple in this place. Later on, the Pandya Kings built a rock cut temple in 8th century. The Nayaks who ruled Madurai later added mandapams and gopurams. This rock cut temple is an Architecture Marvel.

The presiding deity Lord.Siva is depicted as “ Parangirinathar” and mother Parvathi is depicted as “ Avudainayagi”

Significance of Thiruparankundram Temple: :

  • This is the first of the six holy abodes of Lord.Muruga son of Lord.Siva
  • This temple is very ancient and sacred and one can find it glorified by the famed Saints of Lord.siva
  • Lord Siva and Lord.Vishnu faces each other which is very unique.
  • Lord.Muruga “The God of wars” gives victory to his devotees in all their endeavours.

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