Thiruparankundram Murugan Temple Overview
The Thiruparankundram Murugan Temple, with its rich cultural significance, should surely make it to your places to visit in Madurai list. It is one of the six abodes of Lord Murugan (Kartikeya). Legend has it, this is the very site where Murugan defeated the demon, Surapadman, and was married to Deivayani, the daughter of Lord Indra.

What makes this temple special is its rock-cut architecture which, in popular belief, was built by the Pandyas. People believe that it is auspicious to get married in the Thiruparankundram Murugan Temple for a happy and successful married life. 

Temple visiting time: 5:00 am to 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Time spent in temple: 1 - 2 hours

Best months to visit: Mid March to April, during the 14-day long festival

Distance: The temple is situated 8 km away from Madurai 
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