There are so many temples all around the country, there are many Lord Murugan temples in Chennai but, what makes Vadapalani Murugan Temple special from the others?
Built about 125 years back, this much-hallowed and regularly frequented Lord Muruga sannidhi has emerged from a thatched shed, an ostentatious one enshrining a Murugan picture only, and established for itself a name on par with ancient places of worship. Around 7,000 couples are married here each year.
For devotees of Lord Muruga, this temple is a must visit. There are very many sannidhis in the vast courtyards of the temple, like Varasiddhi Vinayaka, Chokkanāthar, Meenakshi Amman, Kāli, Bhairava, Shanmuga with Valli and Devasena. The facade of this temple is crowned with a “Rajagopuram” adorned with several stucco images that depicts legends from the Skanda puranam.
In front of the temple is a temple tank. The eastern tower of the temple rises to a height of 40.8 meters. The 108 ‘Bharata Natyam’ dance gestures can be seen on the eastern tower as well. Several poojas occur right from early morning 0500 hours up to 2100 hours.
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