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Temples of Tamilnadu >>Tirupparamkunram
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Tirupparamkunram >> Significance Deities Architecture Festivals


The main shrine is a cave temple resembling the early cave temples of the Pallavas. There are 3 main caves; the foremost of these caves enshrines Subramanyar, Deivayanai and Naaradar. The 2nd cave enshrines Durga and the 3rd enshrines Vinayakar. There are 2 other cells in the cave temple enshrining Somaskandhar and Satyagireeswarar in one and Vishnu with Sridevi, Bhudevi and Mathangamunivar in the other.

Subramanyar, the presiding deity is in a seated posture (facing north) with his consort Deivayanai on his left. This image holds a silver Vel(spear) and abhishegam is offered only to the silver Vel.

In this sanctum are also seen images of Vinayakar, Bhrama, Saraswathi, Devendran, Suryan and Chrandran. There is also a Shrine to Govardanar and Padmavathy as well as shrines to Shanmugar, Saneeswarar, the 63 Nayanmars and Panchalingams.

Adhikaranandi faces the Panchalingam shrine. Inside the Panchalingam shrine is a small shrine to Thiruchendur Murugan in an arrangement similar to that at Thiruchendur