Arulmigu Kandasamy temple, Thiruporur

About the temple

This is one of the main shrines of Lord Murugan in Tamil Nadu.

“Por” in Tamil means war. Thiruporur is the place where the battle was fought against the “thalayaya asuran” ( connoting destruction of “arrogance or pride”.

Chidambaraswamy unearthed the Swayambu Moortis of Lord Muruga with his consorts and established the temple around 450 years ago. (Lord Muruga himself appeared as a small boy and gave him the vision of the sanctum sanctorum. Lord Meenakshi herself is said to have instructed chidambaramswamy to complete the mission of establishing this temple)

There is a separate sannadhi for Chidambaram swamy in this temple. The swayambu murthy of Lord Kandaswamy with his consorts grace the devotees visiting thiruporur.

How to reach

Thiruporur is well connected to Chennai city by bus. It is 46 km from Chennai on the Old Mahabaliburam road (OMR or IT corridor). Mahabalipuram is 16 Km away from Thirupporur. Thirupporur is also connected to Chengalpet by road.

Temple timings

The temple is open in the mornings from 06:00 am to 12:30 pm & in the evenings from 03:30 pm to 08:30 pm

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