The six abodes of Muruga are Tiruchendur, Thiruparankundram, Pazhani, Tirutani, Swami Malai and Pazhamudhirsolai. Shringa Giri Sri Shanmuga temple is located at 13 km distance from Bangalore. It was built with the efforts and blessings of Sri Bharati Theertha Maha Swamiji. It was designed and built by Dr. R. Arunachalam.The abundant artistic wealth of the temple is really enchanting. The temple has been built in the shape of a star. The tower measuring 62 feet in height has outer prakara, devotees hall and holy sanctum. The temple attracts more crowds during Panguni Uttiram and Karthigai. Though the temple is 14 years old, devotees visit it often. It has been designed in such a way that even when the sun changes its direction, the Lord would appear to be amidst the sun rays. And for this purpose, special sunlight sensor is to be fitted on to the roof.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- To have their problems resolved
- For general well-being
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.
6.30 a.m. to 12 p.m. 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.