Temple's Glory

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Glory of the Place (Tiruchendur)

         Tiruchendur being the second abode of one of the  six  chosen  spots ( Referred to by Nakkirar ) of  Lord  Muruga is  situated 40 KMs  South of  Tuticorin  on  the   banks  of  beautiful seashore.

          It is 56 KMs away from Tirunelveli and some 88 KMs away from Kanyakumari. Since Lord Muruga has encamped here along with His army to defeat Surapadma this place has become a padai veedu.

          The   other names   for Tiruchendur are Thirucheeralaivai, Jayanthipuram, Thirubhuvana Madevi and Sathurvedi Mangalam.

          The glory  of this  pilgrimage place has been praised by Nakkirar in Thirumurugatru padai and also in  other Tamil  Literatures like  Purananooru, Chilapathikaram and Devaram. Arunagirinathar also has compared Tiruchendur with Thirukailai.

Chandana Hill

        The Hill on which Lord Muruga  is consecrated at Tiruchendur  is  called Chandana Hill.   Kandapuranam glorifies this Hill as “Kanda madana Parvatham”. As years passed by the sandal wood trees have extricated. This Hill is on the shores of  pearls-enriched  sea.  In  Agananooru  this  place is mentioned  as  "blend of Marutham and Kurunchi “.

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