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Tirupparankunram, Madurai

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Nestled on a hillside, Tirupparankunram is famous as one of the six sacred abodes of the Hindu god of war Lord Murugan. This colorful and ornate temple with intricate stone carvings was probably built in the place of an ancient Jain cave. The main altar with the statues of Shiva and Vishnu facing each other is a rarely found feature in ancient Hindu sanctuaries. The surrounding shops offer plenty of souvenirs. The temple receives a large number of devotees each day, but Tuesdays and Fridays are the most crowded. Arrange your visit to Tirupparankunram and discover more family-friendly attractions in Madurai using our Madurai holiday builder.
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  • THis ancient temple located at the foot hills of a lovely hillock is part of the arupadai veedu temples for Lord Murugan. This temple is close to Madurai city and can be easily reached. Lots of... 
    THis ancient temple located at the foot hills of a lovely hillock is part of the arupadai veedu temples for Lord Murugan. This temple is close to Madurai city and can be easily reached. Lots of...  more »
  • It is one of the six famous temples dedicated to Lord Murugan. The temple is carved out of a mountain somewhere in the 8th century. According to Hindu beliefs, this is one of the rare temples where... 
    It is one of the six famous temples dedicated to Lord Murugan. The temple is carved out of a mountain somewhere in the 8th century. According to Hindu beliefs, this is one of the rare temples where...  more »

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