The Murugan temple at Tirupporur is one of the major temples dedicated to Lord Muruga in Tamilnadu. The Murugan temple is situated at a distance of about 45 Km from Chennai. It is an ancient temple, which was built during the reign of the Pallava rulers. The Murugan temple is associated with many legends. According to one legend, Lord Vishnu and his consort Lakshmi were subjected to the curse of saint Kanva. Lord Shiva came to Tirupporur and relieved them from this curse.
It is because of this reason the Tirupporur temple is so significant
for Lord Shiva and his son Muruga, who are worshipped here. According to
the Sthalapurana, Lord Muruga with his consorts Valli and Devayanai
granted protection to the Gods and explained the meaning of Pranavam or
reality to Agastya Muni at Tirupporur. Legend also has it that Vishnu
worshipped Shiva on the Pranava Hill.
Skanda is enshrined in several forms at the Murugan temple and all the
forms are related to legends from the Skanda Puranam. The most
interesting of these is the depiction of Skanda as a warrior, "Samhara
Subramanya". At the Murugan temple, Skanda is also enshrined in the
form of a child.
How to Reach the Tirupporur Murugan Temple
Nearest airport is Chennai, which operates both national and
Chennai is the nearest railway station, which is a major junction and
is well connected with different parts of Tamilnadu and India.
Tirupporur is accessible by road from Chennai and Chengalpattu. Private
taxis and buses ply from Chennai and Chengalpattu to Tirupporur.