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Thiruporur Kandaswamy Temple - OMR Road Chennai

Tiruporur Kandaswamy Temple in Thiruporur, a panchayat town in OMR Road, Kanchipuram district in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu, is dedicated to the Hindu god Murugan. The temple is Constructed in Dravidian architecture style.
Tirup porur Murugan Temple
Tiruporur Murugan Temple
Thiruporur Murugan Temple Pond
The temple has a five-tiered gateway tower leading to a pillared halls and the sanctum. The temple is open from 6:30 am – 12:00 pm and 5 - 8 pm. Four daily rituals and many yearly festivals are held at the temple, of which the Vaikasi Visagam celebrated during the Tamil month of Vaikasi (May - June), Kanthasasti festival and Navarathri festival being the most prominent. The temple is believed to have been built during the Pallava era in the 10th century CE. Chidambara Swamigal, believed to be a descendant of the Sangam age poets, rebuilt the temple during the 17th century.
Thiruporur Kandaswamy Temple
Thiruporur Murugan Temple
Thiruporur Murugan Temple History in Tamil
Thiruporur  - Sri Kandaswamy Temple
திருப்போரூர் ஸ்ரீ கந்தசாமி திருக்கோவில்
Main Deity
Lord Murugan
Name
Sri Kandaswamy
Goddess Name
Valli and Deivaanai Devi
Location
Thiru Porur
Old Names : Tharukapuri, Seruvur and Samarapuri
Significance
Chidambara Swamigal and Aruna Giri naadhar sung songs here
Ancient
500 - 1000 Years
Travel Base
Chennai - OMR Road
 Temple History : As per Hindu legend, Murugan fought with demons in three places, namely, the sea at Tiruchendur, land at Thirupparankundram and in air at Thiruporur. It is believed that sage Agastya on his way to Pothigai hills visited this place. Since Muruga won over Tharuka asuran, this place came to be Porur (por in Tamil means war) and also called by other names like Tharukapuri and Samarapuri. According to the sthala puraanam, at some point of time, the place was submerged in a deluge. A sage named Chidambara Adigal was residing in Madurai and a divine voice asked him to unearth the statue under a palm tree. He dug out the statue and built a temple around it. There is a separate shrine dedicated to him in the temple and he is given special respect during the Vaikasi Visagam festival. During the last event of the festival, he is depicted merging with the presiding deity.

Kandaswamy is revered by Chidambara Swamigal in 726 verses. The image of Muruga is believed to have been discovered under a palm leaf. There is a palm leaf maintained in the temple, which is believed to have been the original palm leaf. Aruna giri naadhar, a 16th-century saint has glorified the temple in his work in Thiru pugazh.
Murugan Temple in OMR Tiruporur
Murugan Temple Thiruporur
Thiruporur Kandaswamy Temple Near Chennai
Thiruporur Kandaswamy Temple Tank

Siva Temple over an hillock is very close to this murugan temple. Thirupporur Shiva Temple (Pranava Hill) : Dedicated to Lord Shiva as Kailasanathar and Divine Mother Shakti as Bala Ambikai Amman.

How To Reach : The Thiruporur murugan temple is located in , Old Mahabalipuram Road (OMR), 28 km from Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu. Frequent Bus facilities  is available to from Tambaram, Adayar and Chengalpattu. It is 35 kms away from Tambaram and 25 kms away from Chengalpattu. 

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