Perunna Subramania Swami temple is a Hindu temple located in Changanacherry. The main deity of the temple is Lord Muruga. This is the first temple in Kerala which was opened to all Hindus irrespective of the caste. On hearing about this, Mahatma Gandhi during his first visit to Kerala came to the temple and worshipped the Muruga for days. A grand ceremony was conducted at the east gate then.
About The Deity
Here, the furious form of Muruga is worshipped. The Vel (spear, weapon of Lord Muruga) is pointed downwards. Muruga is worshipped here in the form of Devasenapathy, the supreme army general. The lord is in an angry mood as he had just killed Tharakasura. He is facing east as seen in most of the temples. This is the only temple in which the Lord is in a furious form. Mahaganapathy, Ayyappan, and Krishna are some of the other deities.
Perunna is a holy place with a lot of temples. Tuesday is an important day in this temple. The poojas are done by Brahmins. December - January is the time of festival in this temple.
The nearest International Airport is Nedumbassery International Airport, Kochi.
It has its own Railway Station i.e. the Changanacherry Railway Station.
Changanacherry is well connected to other major cities.
Perunna Sri Subramania Swami Temple
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Good Health
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.
Morning 6 AM to Evening 9 PM.