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Kumaran Kundram - Murugan Temple

The Kumaran Kundram (குமரன் குன்றுTemple is located in Chromepet, Chennai suburb. The hillock is situated between the localities Hastinapuram, Chromepet, and Chitlapakkam. On the foothill, a  separate temple dedicated to Vishnu and Hanuman. 

At the base of the hill Vinayaka, Sri Kaliswari, Idumban and navagraha shrines are there.  After few steps above is a small temple for Meenakshi-Sundareswarar with niches for Nataraja, Sarabeswarar and Chandikeswarar. Nataraja has his right foot up in the classic Cosmic dance pose.

The steps, 108 in number, are well-laid to reach top of the murugan temple. The Deity of Lord Murugan (Swaminatha Swami) in Kumaran Kundram is believed to be equivalent to the one in Swamimalai. One should not miss the panoramic view of Pallavaram and Chrompet from the temple.

கார்த்திகை தீபம் (Karthigai Deepam) in Kumaran Kundram  Captured on 2008
How To Reach : The temple is near Nehru Nagar bus stop which is between Chromepet bus terminus and Hastinapuram bus terminus. (Many Share Autos available from Chrompet bus stop , railway station)

Arulmigu Balasubrahmanyar Thirukkovil, 
Kumaran Kundram, Chromepet,  Chennai- 600 044.
+91 - 44 - 2223 5319, 93805 10587.

Check this link for more temples in and around Chennai - Temples Around Chennai

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