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Sri Siruvapuri Murugan Temple, in Siruvapuri is the abode of God Muruga. God Muruga here is called as Balasubramanyar and is said to be capable, allowing the wishes of devotees.

The main deity of this temple is Sri Balasubramaniyar. The temple also houses Thiru Annamalaiyar and Thiru Unnamalai amman.

Muruga is seen as Valli Manalar in a wedding stance with Sri Valli. The Kumara Tantra delineates this structure as having one face and four hands.

The front two hands are one in abhaya mudra and the other in Kadyavalmpitham (hand set on the hip).

In the back two hands he has rudraksa mala and kamandalu. In this structure on the right side we discover Valli in all her magnificence. God Muruga holding the hand of Valli in readiness for wedlock is just the one of its kind at Siruvspuri Sri Balasubramanya Svami Temple.


History of the temple has that Lava and Kusa, the sons of Rama lived in this place. Once when Rama was passing this place, they have fought a war with Rama himself without knowing that he was their father.

As the young children waged a war here, the place was called as Siruvar Por Puri. (Siruvar means children, Por Puri means waging a war, in Thamizh). This place is now called as Chinnambedu, which originally was Siruvar Ambu Edu (children who took their arrows for the fight).

Some hundreds of years back there lived a lady called Murugammai in this village. She had been a very ardent devotee of Lord Muruga here.

She always used to chant His name and praying Him, for years. Her husband who didn’t like her worshipping all the time was warning her to stop it.

But she never listened to him and her husband one day cut her arms off out of anger. Even then, Murugammai cried for help only with Lord Muruga. The Lord who was pleased with her bhakti, made her hands join even without the signs of any wound.

Architecture of Siruvapuri Murgan Temple

There is a five level raja gopuram. Close to the Kodimaram (Dgwjastambam), there is a delightful emerald (maragada) peacock. There is no peacock alongside the Moolavar (primary divinity) who gives darshan in a standing stance with his vel.

He holds a jabamlai (rosary) in his upper right hand and a kamandalam in his upper left hand like Brahma. Devotees can pick up information and gnananam by loving this Muruga in the Brahma Sastha stance.

The Maragada Vinayakar Sannadhi (Raja Ganapathi) can be seen at the South-East corner. There is a green emerald Ganesha symbol here. There are sannadhis for Chandikeswarar, Aadhimoolar, Naagar, Bairavar, Navagrahams.

All the Navagrahams can be seen alongside their vahanams (vehicles). On the South, there is a sannadhi for Annamalaiar and Unnamulai Amman (emerald symbols). There is additionally a symbol of Muruga with Valli. In the mukha mandapa, there is a scene portraying Arunagirinathar singing the acclaim for God Muruga.


Quick Facts

Address: 84C9+FJX, Siruvapuri Rd from National Hwy 5, Chinnambedu, Tamil Nadu 601101
District: Chinnambedu
Deity: Lord Murgan
Entry Fee: Free
Darshan Timings: 7:00 AM – 2 PM AND 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Poojas: Ucchikalam Pooja
Best Time to Visit: October to December
Dress Code: For men the dress code is Shirt & Trouser, Dhoti or Pyjamas with upper cloth. For women the preferred dress code is saree or half-saree with blouse or chudidhar with pyjama and upper cloth.


TimingsPooja/ Darshan
7:00 AMKalasanthi Pooja
7:30 AM – 10:00 AMDarshan
10:00 AMUcchikalam Pooja
10:30 AM – 12:00 PMDarshan
12:00 PMTemple closing Hours
12:00 PM – 4:30 PMTemple remains closed
4:30 PMTemple reopens
4:30 PM – 5:00 PMDarshan
5:00 PMSayarakchai
5:30 PM – 8:00 PMDarshan
8:00 PMTempe closing Hours


By Air

Chennai is the nearest airport to this temple with 52 km far from the temple.

By Rail

Ponneri is the nearest railway station 16 km far from the temple.

By Road

The Chinnambedu Bus Station is just 1.6 km away from the temple. It connects to all the major cities in Tamil Nadu.


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