Temples in Tiruchendur
The Murugan temple
The Murugan temple is an ancient Hindu temple dedicated to Murugan. It is second among six abodes of Murugan. Tiruchendur is one of the six major abodes, or sacred temples, of the Kaumaram religion. Soorasamharam, a reenactment of the victory over Soorapadman, and Kanda Shasti, a devotional song in praise of Murugan are performed at the temple.
Valliamman Cave Temple
is a Hindu temple dedicated to Tamil Goddess Sri Valli, Consort of Lord Muruga, situated in the northeast corner of Arulmigu Subramaniya Swamy Temple, Tiruchendur Complex. In early days the temple was situated very near to the sea shore and now due to the construction of pathways the sea get backed to some extent. The Goddess is residing inside a cave of the sandal mountain remainings. According to the Legend, God Muruga married Sri Valli (Love Marriage) and Sri Deivayanai (Arranged marriage). Sri Valli is the daughter of King of Mountain tribes. God Muruga fell in love with Sri Valli. To get her favour God Muruga asked the help of his brother Lord Ganesha. Lord Ganesha took the form of an elephant and he chased Sri Valli. Driven by fear, Sri Valli entered into the cave to get safe from elephant. God Muruga appeared in the form of an old sage and saved Sri Valli from the elephant. In return Sri valli offered to fulfill the wishes of the old sage. The Old sage asked Sri Valli as his wife and she got irritated. At Last, God Muruga appeared in his original form and Sri Valli also fell in love with God Muruga and agreed for marriage. Later a temple was built around the cave in where Sri Valli is believed to be hidden during elephant chase.
There are many popular temples in Tiruchendur. The temples Murugan Temple, and Valliamman Cave Temple. Visiting these temples brings positive energy and inner peace to the soul. Festivals like Vaikasi Visagam, Avani Festival, Skanda Sasti Festival, and Masi Festival are celebrated. The best time to visit all these temples is in the month of October to March. Even if you want to know about temples their darshan, aarti timings and much more through Yatradham.