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Temples of Tamilnadu >>Aandaarkuppam
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Travel Base: Chennai

This ancient temple located north of Chennai near Ponneri has been revered by the Tiruppugazh hymns of Arunagirinathar.


Legend has it that this region was covered with shrubbery and that a herd of cows was found to discharge their milk at a particular spot in the bushes each day, and that an image of Murugan was found at that spot.

Legend also holds that Subramanyar is enshrined in the state of having punished Bhrama the creator for not being enunciate the principle of the oneness of creation or the pranavam Om.

Subramanyar is worshipped in the baalaroopam in the mornings, Youvanaroopam in the afternoons and in the vriddha or aged form in the evenings. There are shrines to Viswanathar, Visalakshi, Natarajar and Vinayakar. A five story gopuram adorns the entrance to the temple. S

kanda Sashti is celebrated in this temple among other festivals. The Bharani asterism in the month of Aani is also considered to be of significance (Arunagirinathar festival).