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Temples of Tamilnadu >>Tirupparamkunram
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Tirupparamkunram >> Significance Deities Architecture Festivals
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Temple of the month - May 2000

Tirupparamkunram is hailed as one of the most sacred temples in Tamilnadu. It has been held in reverence for over 2000 years by the Tamil world. It is home to Subramanyar and to Paramgirinathar. It has been revered by the Tevaram hymns of the Nayanmars and by the Tiruppugazh hymns of Arunagirinathar.

Significance: Tirupparamkunram is hailed as one of the 6 padai veedu shrines of Murugan and is visited by thousands throughout the year. tiruppar.jpg (24007 bytes) Deities: Tirupparamkunram enshrines Murugan as the leader of the armies of the Gods, and as the Lord of Devasena, the daughter of Indra, the King of the Gods.
Architecture: Tiruppamkunram features rock cut shrines as well as mandapams lined with elaborately carved pillars. Tirupparamkunram - a Tevara Paadal Petra Stalam. The shrine to Paramgirinathar in this Murugan temple has been revered by the hymns of the Nayanmars of the 1st millennium CE. Festivals: The entire city of Madurai wears a festive look as Vishnu and Skanda from Tirupparamkunram make their way to Madurai to attend the Divine marriage between Shiva and Meenakshi.