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Sri Dhandayuthapani Murugan Temple

श्री धांडायुथापानी मुरुगन मंदिर


Deveerahalli, Tamil Nadu 635123

देवराहल्ली, तमिलनाडु 635123

Sri Dhandayuthapani Murugan Temple श्री धांडायुथापानी मुरुगन मंदिर

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Dhandayuthapani Temple is dedicated to Hindu God Murugan located at Nadu Palani in Kanchipuram District of Tamil Nadu. This is a Murugan temple on a small hillock in a beautiful environment with about 10 huge banyan trees. The hill shrine (120 steps with one landing mandapam at middle) was built by Muthuswamy Pillai and after his Jeeva Samathi; the temple is being managed by Maragatha Thandayuthapani Dhatthathreya Trust. The deity is similar to the Sri Dhandayuthapani Temple at Palani. Dhandayuthapani deity is made of Maragatha stone of about 3 feet height. Sri Dhandayuthapani glitters during aarti. There are 120 steps to the temple on the hillock top and 4 wheelers can go straight to the top. While going through the steps, first you can see Anjaneyar shrine on one side and Idumban shrine on the other. Then Siddhi Vinayagar shrine can be seen on one side and Raja Rajeswari with a Mahameru gopuram and Navagrahams on the other side. Then there is naga Prathishtai under the combo tree of Arasu and Vembu. There is an artificial fountain in the name of Saravanapoihai. A 45-foot statue of Sri Subramanya Muthuswamy is also present. The statue stands on the western slope of the temple at the rear. The temple authorities installed sacred Sri Subramanya Muthuswamy Padas in stone in a small shrine below the 45-foot tall Sri Subramanya Swamy statue. Devotees strongly believe that offering sincere prayers to the deity results in obstacles removed from their path, regarding marriage. Lot of devotees take Patha yatra with Kavadi from Chennai and various places on the occasion of Thai Poosam, Panguni Uthiram & Iyppasi Month. Rudraksha Kavadi is rare performance in this temple. Tens and thousands of devotees throng in the hill temple on these days. Annadhanam is fed on these occasions through the temple trust. Guru Pooja of Muthuswamy Pillai is celebrated on the previous day of Thirukartikai, every year. Every Tuesday and on Krithigai at 8 AM, milk abhishegam is done to the Maragatha Dhandayuthapani. Panguni Uthiram Urchavam is the most popular one and 2-3 lakhs of people usually attend.

Temple Story

Legend says that The temple was built nearly 40 years ago by Sri Muthuswamy Pillai. Murugan appeared in the dream of Sri Muthuswamy Pillai and instructed him to build a temple. He started building the temple with a Vel (spear) but went on to make it an Abhimana temple as it became a big temple. After Sri Muthuswamy Pillai, the temple has been governed by Mysore Sri Ganapathy Sachidhananda Swamigal

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