The Bhagavathi Amman Temple in Kanyakumari, Shore Temple in Mahabalipuram, Ramanathaswamy Temple in Rameswaram are situated near the seashores. The most famous temple situated in the Gulf of Mannar at the seashore of the Bay of Bengal is Tiruchendur Murugan Temple. Lord Murugan appears in the form of Subramanya and blessed his devotees. The Tiruchendur temple is included and second among six abodes of Lord Murugan. Jayathipuram, the temple called in ancient times and Lord Murugan mostly called as Tamil God since the birth of Murugan history belongs to this temple.

Story of the Temple
Surapadma was an asura who did the penance for a long time and got boon from Lord Shiva. He was ruled the placed called Veera Mahendrapuri near Tiruchendur. Surapadma tortured Devas then he led them as prisoners. As per Devas request, lord shiva created flames from his forehead to kill surapadma. The flames from his head dropped in the Ganges which carried to the Saravana Poigai. The six flames of the forehead became six children and grew up by Karthigai Pengal (Six Women) when Parvati touched the six children which became as one child the son called Kartikeya commonly known as Lord Murugan. Lord Murugan came to the Mahendrapuri in Tiruchendur and battled with Surapadma, initially the brother of Surapadma killed by Lord Murugan. On the sixth day, Surapadma battled with Lord Muruga and formed himself as a mango tree. Finally, lord Murugan cut the tree into two pieces which become as Peacock and cock flag. The peacock becomes Vahana of Lord Murugan and Cock flag became an emblem of Lord Murugan flag. After killing all asuras, Murugan got the victory in the war which celebrated in every year as Soorasamharam that falls between October and November. The six days of Soorasamharam resulted in Skanda Sashti among Murugan devotees. The mela gopura of the temple given in above image. 

Facts Of Tiruchendur Temple
The Tiruchendur temple was included in Vaippu Sthalam and only the temple situated in land low among six abodes. The temple Kumbhabhishekham happened in 1941. There are two interesting facts behind the temple. Once the Dutch stole the temple idol, when they travelled between the sea, there was a heavy storm, then they realized their mistake and push the idol into the sea. Later Murugan appeared in the dream of his devotee(Vadamaliyappa) and said the place where he under the sea, finally the idol retrieved and placed in the temple that is shown in the top image of the post, another fact of the temple when the tsunami hit in 2004 of Tamil Nadu the southern districts of Tamil Nadu mostly affected but Tiruchendhur coastal area and the temple unaffected, later people praise him as the lord Muruga got victory over a tsunami. The beach close to the temple given above image. The Tiruchendur temple was built by Mayan the divine architecture and it was improved by Cheras and Pandyas. There are a lot of devotees worshipping the temple yearly to see Lord Subramanya and take a holy bath in the Bay of Bengal situated in front of the temple. The devotees visit Siruvapuri Murugan Temple buying a house, The devotees visit Andarkuppam Murugan Temple get a high position in the job, The devotees visit Tiruchendur Murugan temple get the blessing of childbirth. 

Tiruchendur Temple Timings
5.00 AM To 9.00 PM

Special of the Tiruchendur Temple
Nazhi Kinaru 

Note: Nazhi Kinaru consists of freshwaters is situated south of the temple.

The Best Places To Visit Near Tiruchendur.
* Valliamman Cave
* Kulasekharapatnam
* Manapad
* Panchalankurichi
* Suchindram
* Kanyakumari

Government Devasthanam Rooms in Tiruchendur.
* Chendur Murugan Lodge
* Senthil Andavar Viduthi
* Hotel Tamil Nadu

Private Hotel Rooms in Tiruchendur
* Sivamurugan
* Chakravarthy Inn

Note: There are a lot of private rooms available as per your convenience

Foods In Tiruchendur
South Indian Food

How to reach Tiruchendur Murugan Temple

By Air
The nearest airport of the Tiruchendur Temple is Tuticorin Airport that away from 40 km. 

By Train
The nearest railway station of the Tiruchendur Temple is Tiruchendur railway station that away from 1.4 km. Tiruchendur Express from Chennai runs on daily, Passenger trains run to Tuticorin and Tirunelveli. 

By Bus
The nearest bus stand of the Tiruchendur temple is Tiruchendur Bus Stand that away from 2 km. There are a lot of buses available to Tiruchendur from Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai, Trichy and Bangalore. 

The location of the Tiruchendur Temple given in below image

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