• Murugan

Murugan Temple

Overview


Murugan Temple is located at Kangeyanallur, Vellore, Tamil Nadu.


About The Temple


Presiding deity Lord Subramanya also known as Kangeyan graces from the sanctum sanctorum along with His consorts Valli and Deivanai in wedding form. There are special Dwarapalakas (security men) and an entrance for him. Devotees offer their first worship to saint Arunagiriar before going to Lord’s shrine. The Rajagopuram is of five tier type. Sri Vinayaka of the temple is praised as Sundara Vinayaka.

There are shrines for Lords Vinayaka, Kasi Viswanatha, Mother Visalakshi, Saraswathi, Lakshmi, Sun, nine lieutenants of Lord Muruga, Naalvar, Veerabadra,and sub-deities Nagar and Bhairava. Sri Smitra Chandikeswara also has His shrine here. As Muruga is praised as Kangeyan, the place also is named Kangeyanallur.

Muruga devotee Malayadasar, father of Sri Kirupananadavariar, popular spiritual leader of Muruga cult during our times, approached one Lokanathar known as Tirupugazhswami in Tiruvannamalai seeking his help to construct a tower to this temple. Malayadasar was asked to come next year for the purpose. When he went again, the Swami gave Malayadasar one rupee with Vibuti Prasad and advised him to start the work. Work progressed with the grace of God and the Tower construction was completed successfully. The Adhishtanam-Samadhi of Kriupanandavariar is opposite the temple.


Legend and Stories


Devas prayed to Lord Shiva to protect them from the atrocities of the demons. Lord Shiva created six sparks from His forehead eye. Vayu and Agni took them and left in Holy River Ganga. Six children came from the sparks then and were taken care of by Karthika maidens. Mother Parvathi then came there and embraced the children together which became a single child with six faces and named Kangeayan. Lord Muruga graces in this temple with this name.


Festivals


Masi Brahmmotsavam in February-March, Vaikasi Visakam in May-June and Thai Poosam in January-February - the festivals celebrated in the temple.

On the Chithirai Tamil New Year Day falling almost on April 14, Lord Muruga grants darshan in the northern side of the Rajagopuram. As North belongs to Kubera the Lord of Wealth, it is believed that this darshan would bring in the devotee all prosperity throughout the year. Aipasi Skanda Sashti is celebrated for 8 days in October-November. After the Surasamharam day, Lord Muruga-Valli wedding is celebrated followed by the wedding with Deivanai the next day.

When saint Arunagiriar came to this place, after completing his pujas, offered curd rice as nivedhana to Lord. Six Muruga devotees came there at that time to whom the nivedhana was given. It is believed that Lord Muruga Himself came as the devotees to have the nivedhana. Based on this event, even today, curd rice nivdhana offered to Lord Muruga each day are offered to six devotees with Annadhana-feeding.


Significance


Those facing adverse effects of planet Mars – Sevvai - pray to Lord Muruga on Tuesdays with garlands of red flowers and offer curd rice as nivedhana.


How To Reach Kangeyanallur

Airport

The Near By Airport is Chennai Airport.


Railways

The Nearest Railway Station is Kadpadi Railway Station.


Road

Kangeyanallur Vilakku is 5 km from Vellore. Buses are available. The temple is 2 km from this Vilakku bus stop.


Temple Address


Sri Subramanya Swami Temple,
Suthanthira Ponvizha Nagar, Kangeyanallur,
Vellore district, Tamil Nadu, India.

Significance

Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-

  • To seek protection from the ill effects of Sevvai Dosham
Shlokas

Shadaananam Chandana Liptha Gathram Mahorasam Divya Mayoora Vaahanam Rudrasya Soonum Suraloka Naatham Brahmanya Devam Charanam Prapadye

Meaning -I always take refuge in the 6 faced Lord Guha, who has sandal paste smeared over his body, who is broad-chested, whose vehicle is the peacock, who is Lord Shiva's son and who leads the army of the Devas.

Heyswami Natha Karunakara Dheenabandho Shree Parvatheesha Mukha Pankaja Padmabandho Shree Saadhi Devagana Poojitha Padha Padma Vallesa Nadha Mama Dehi Karaavalambham

Meaning -O! Merciful Lord Swaminatha, who cares for the poor, who is the sun to Lord Shiva's lotus face, whose lotus feet are acknowledged by Lord Vishnu and the others, Valli's Lord, please uplift me by lending me your hand.

Ariru Thadanthozh Vazhga Arumugam Vazhga Veppai Kooru Sei Thanivel Vazhga Kukkudum Vazhga Sevvel Yeriya Magnai Vazhga Aanai Thun Anangu Vazhga Maarila Valli Vazhga Vazhga Seer Adiyar Yellam

Meaning -Oh Muruga, we hail your 12 strong shoulders for they protect us from our enemies, we hail your 6 faces, we hail the Vel, your weapon that broke apart the Krounja mountain to reveal the asura in it. We hail the bird, the cock, that is part of your symbol in the flag. We hail your peacock, that takes you all over the world, we hail your consort Devyani, who was brought up by Indra's white elephant, Airavadam, we hail your other consort, the flawless Valli. And we hail your Bhaktas who worship you as a prayer.

Uruvai Aruvai Uladhai Iladhai Maruvai Malarai Maniyai Oliyai Karuvai Uyirai Gadhiyai Vidhiyai Guruvai Varuvai Arulvai Guhaney

Meaning -O Lord Muruga, you have form and you are formless, you have everything and have nothing, you who exist in the smallest, in flowers, in a bell's ring, in the light. You are the embryo, the life, destiny and fate. Bestow your blessings on us as our guru.

Timings

The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and from 4.00 p.m. and 9.00 p.m

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