Sri Subramanyaswamy Temple is a Lord Muruga temple in Thiruparankundram near Madurai in Tamil Nadu. It is one of the Arupadai Veedu. It is a rock cut temple with beautiful sculptures.
Parking Difficulty : Easy
Walking Needed : Less than 100 meters inside the temple
Time Needed : 20-30 minutes
Open Timings : 5.00 AM to 12:00 Noon and from 4.00 PM to 8.00 PM
Still Photography : Not Allowed inside the Inner Sanctum
Video Photography : Not Allowed inside the Inner Sanctum
Moolavar : Thirumeninaathar / Sornamalai
Sthala Vruksham : Arasu /Punnai
Theertham : Bhagaveri River (Gundaaru)
Traditional Name: Thiruchuzhi
Padal : Sundarar
Tropical Climate for most part of the year. Wear Cotton (March-November)
Wear Traditional Dress. Cover yourself decently
Nearest Railway Station : Kodai Road Railway Station
Nearest Airport : Madurai Airport
Nearest National Highway : NH32
Nearest Landmark : Kodai Market
How long does it take to complete the visit ?
It will take atleast a couple of hours. There are enough sculpture in this temple to stare in awe and wonder. Besides, there will be crowd during weekends
Is it a must visit temple ?
Yes. It is a rock cut temple, with hill and is an important temple for Lord Muruga. .
What are the other attractions ?
There is also an temple elephant on display during morning and evening. There are rock inscriptions which will be of interest to historians.
How to reach here ?
The temple is a landmark of its own. You have to take the NH5 which runs upto Kanyakumari and take a diversion after AIIMS Hospital.
What are the temple timings ?
The temple is open from morning 5.30 AM to 1.00 PM and from evening 4.00 PM to 9.00 PM
How to contact this temple ?
0452-248 2248/248 2648
This temple is one of the temple, where Saint Arunagirnathar has composed poem on Lord Murugan. He lived in 15th century and his composition of poems on temples in Tamil Nadu and Srilanka is known as Thirupugazh.