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Sri Vazhividum Murugan Temple


Sri Vazhividum Murugan Temple is located in East Coast Rd, Ramanathapuram District, Tamil Nadu. This temple is dedicated to Lord Murugan.

About The Temple

As a custom in our temples, Lord Vinayaka is on the left side of the shrine while Lord Muruga will be on the right so that the devotees worship Him on their return from the sanctum sanctorum. In this temple, both Lord Vinayaka and Lord Muruga grace together from the sanctorum itself. This is a very rare form in this temple.

Sin cleaning Chaya tree: Chaya is the name of the Mother of Saturn planet. There is a tree in the temple called Chaya. The tree is being worshipped by the devotees as Saturn’s mother. The belief is that the planet downplays His effects on people praying to the tree considering it as a direction to him by the Mother. It is noteworthy that such a tree is also in the Murugan temple in Kadirkamam in Sri Lanka.

Legend and Stories

Many years ago, there was a bodhi tree in the place where the temple now exists. A vel (Lord Muruga’s weapon) was planted under the tree and pujas were performed. As this was very near a court, devotees passing through the Vel were praying for a verdict in their favor. Those who could not go for legal remedies and those innocents implicated in criminal cases worshipped Lord Muruga in the form of His Vel for remedies and got relieved from the hardships they were in. That means they got a life and way. Hence, Muruga in this temple came to be known to the devotees as Vazhividum Murugan – Muruga showing the way. He graces His devotees as their constant companion throughout their life.


Panguni Uthiram (March-April), Thai Poosam (January-February) and Tirukarthikai (November-December) are the festivals observed in the temple.


Brothers fighting for partition of properties and going for legal steps pray here for a solution. The prayer leads to peaceful compromise between them. Lord Muruga shows the way – Vazhividum Murugan.

How To Reach Ramanathapuram


The Nearest airport is Madurai Airport.


The Nearest railway station is Ramanathapuram Railway Station.


Ramanathapuam is 140 Km from Madurai. The temple is just near the bus stand.

Temple Address

Sri Vazhividum Murugan Temple,
E Coast Rd, Chalai Bazar, Ramanathapuram district,
Tamil Nadu, Pincode - 623501.


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

  • To get rid of legal battles
  • To get rid of property disputes

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.


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

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