This is one of the 6 padai veedu shrines
of Murugan and is located in the outskits of Madurai.
This is a very ancient shrine. Nakeerars Thirumurugatrupadai of the
sangam period refers to this hill shrine. The Tevaram
hymns of the 7th century sing of the glory of Shiva here.
25 hymns from Arunagirinathar's Thirupugazh
and Kandapuranam and several other works speak of the glory of the
shrine. The hill on the northern portion of which the temple is situated is known as Gandhamadanam
Kandamalai and Paramkunram.
Thiruparamkunram is a shrine
celebrating the marriage of Murugan with Deivayanai.
This is a 2000 year old temple, still held in special regard by the city
(residents) of Madurai and Tamilnadu. temple