Thiruparankundram Temple is one of the most sacred places in Madurai. The temple was built in the 8th century and it is dedicated to Lord Murugan. This is one of the temples that is considered to be placed where Lord Murugan has worshipped Lord Shiva. The Lord Muruga defeated the demon Surapadman and married the daughter of Indra, Deivayani. The main part of the shrine has its temple. The temple was built from rock and also has about 48 numbers of carved pillars.
How to reach Thiruparankundram Temple
Thiruparankundram Temple is located at a distance of 10 km from Madurai city. From Madurai to Kanyakumari road, it is about 7 km away. Tourists can either hire a cab from Madurai to this temple or travel via public transport. Many buses run from Madurai to here at regular intervals.
Festivals: One of the best time to visit this temple dring the month of March and April. The 14-day festival is celebrated in this temple. The Lord Murugan defeated Demon Suran and his divine marriage to Devasena during this festival with great fervor.
Other Attraction: Aasthaana Mandapam, Rajagopuram, Statue of Lord Murugan, Pond outside the temple.
Address: Thiruparankundram, Tamil Nadu 625005.