Murugan Kundrathur

Murugan, Kundrathur

Sriperumbudur Other Temples


Subramanya, facing north


Valli and Devyanai along with the main deity

Other Deities

Valanchuzhi Vinayaka, Varasidhdhi Vinayaka, Vilwa Vinayaka, Ganesha, Kasi Viswanathar, Visalakshi, Bhairava, Naagar, Navagraha. Sanctum Niches – Mahavishnu, Dakshinamurthy, Durga

Murugan Kundrathur is a hill temple which is reached by climbing about 75 steps. The place was also called Shanbaga Aaranyam in the past. This is said to be the only major Muruga temple in Tamilnadu where he faces North. The lord with his two consorts, but both the consorts cannot be seen at the same time due to their position and the door size. You have to move to each side to see the lord with one consort at a time. When the great saint of Kanchi, Mahaperiyava came here the temple was quite small and he told that without any efforts this temple will become popular and larger, the same has happened in recent times. Kirubananda Variyar, a staunch devotee of Lord Muruga, has rendered many of his sermons here in praise of the Lord. Every year during Guru Pooja day Lord Muruga comes down to the base of the temple in processional deity form to participate in the festival to honor Sekkizhar, the author of Periyapuranam, who was born here in Kundrathur.

Holy Water (Theertham) – Balavaraya Pushkarini, Saravana Poigai

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – Vilwam (Aegle marmelos)


Murugan Kundrathur is an ancient temple. Saint Arunagirinathar (15th Century CE) has sung the praise of Lord Muruga here in his Thirupugazh. This is the place where Sekkizhar (12th Century CE), the author of Periyapuraanam was born. He was also a minister of Kulothunga Chola II who is said to have built the temple on the request of Sekkizhar.


Murugan Kundrathur is where Lord Muruga is believed to have spent time before proceeding to his abode in Thiruttani. People bring their new born babies to pray for their wellness.


Murugan Kundrathur is 9 kilometers west of Pallavaram. Regular buses ply to Kundrathur.

Stay and Food

Snack and tea shops available locally. Chennai would be the ideal choice for stay.

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