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Sri Subramanyaswami temple
 
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Moolavar: Subramanyaswami
  Urchavar: -
  Amman / Thayar: -
  Thala Virutcham: Vilwa
  Theertham: Saravana Poigai
  Agamam / Pooja : Shivagama
  Old year: 500-1000 years old
  Historical Name: -
  City: Kundrathur
  District: Kanchipuram
  State: Tamil Nadu
 
Singers:
     
  The temple has mention in the Tirupugazh hymns of saint Arunagiriar.  
     
 Festival:
     
  Vaikasi Visakam in May-June, Skanda Sashti in October-November, Tirukarthikai in November-December, Thai Poosam in January-February and Panguni Uthiram in March-April are the festivals celebrated in the temple.  
     
 Temple's Speciality:
     
  Lord Subramany-Muruga gracing with His consort Valli alone in Tiruparankundram facing North, graces in this temple with both Mothers Valli and Deivanai facing north. During Sekkizhar Guru Puja, Lord comes down from the hill temple to grace darshan to Sekkizhar in the footthill temple.  
     
Opening Time:
    
 The temple is open from 6.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and from 4.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. 
   
Address:
   
  The Executive Oficer, Sri Subramanyaswami Temple, Kundrathur-600 069, Kancheepuram district.  
   
Phone:
   
  +91- 44 - 2478 0436,93828 89430. 
    
 General Information:
     
 

Lord Vishnu, Lord Dakshinamurthy and Mother Durga grace on the sanctum walls of Lord Muruga shrine.  Lord Kasi Viswanatha, Mother Visalakshi, Lord Vinayaka, Bhairava, Navagrahas the nine planets and Nagar (serpent deities) shrines are in the prakara.

 
     
 
Prayers
    
 

Majority of the devotees pray for removal of obstacles in marriage proposals.

 
    
Thanks giving:
    
  Devotees perform abisheks and wedding festival for Lord Muruga, offer vastras. 
    
 Greatness Of Temple:
     
 

There are 84 steps to reach this hill temple.  The design of the sanctum sanctorum is noteworthy.  The devotee can see Lord alone if he/she is just in front of the shrine.  If the devotee looks at the shrine either from the left or right of the shrine, he/she can have darshan of the Lord either with Mother Valli or Mother Deivanai.  The Dwarapalakas (securities) at the entrance hold the weapons Vajram and trident.

 

The abishek Vibhuti (sacred ash) is offered as Prasad.  During the eight day Skanda Sashti festival, the event of destroying demon Surapanma takes place on the sixth day while Valli wedding festival takes place on the seventh day and that with Deivanai is celebrated on the eight day.  This is also the birth place of Sekkizhar, the author of Peria Puranam.  There is a temple for the saint at the foot hills.  As the place has a hill (Kundru in Tamil), it is named Kundrathur.  Lord Valanchuzhi Vinayaka graces in a shrine on the hill route.

 
     
  Temple History:
     
 

After conquering the demons in Tiruporur, Lord Muruga proceeded to Tiruthani in a happy mood.  He installed a Shiva Linga and performed Shiva Puja on His way with deep meditation.  This temple was later built by Kulothunga Chozha.  Lord Shiva, worshipped by Muruga graces in the name of Kandleeswarar in a separate shrine.

 
     
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