Siruvapuri Murugan Temple | Festivals & Timings

Siruvapuri is a place located about 40 km away from Chennai. It is present on the Chennai-Kolkata highway. The distance of the temple from the temple is about 3 km from the road. People from all over India come to visit this temple. This temple is one of the famous Murugan temples in India. The temple timings, history, and speciality will be explained on this page. So, you can refer to this page to learn more about the Siruvapuri Murugan temple.

History of Siruvapuri Murugan Temple:

According to the legend, Lord Rama’s sons have lived there. Lava and Kusa waged war against him when Lord Rama passed through this place.

Then, they do not know that Lord Rama is their father, so they fight with him in this place. Hence, this place is called Siruvar Por Puri. This is because Siruvar refers to children, and Por refers to the Waging War in Tamil.

Siruvapuri Murugan temple

According to another story, once there lived a lady. She is a devotee of Lord Murugan and always chants his name and prays to him. But her husband does not like this and always warns her to stop worshipping Lord Murugan.

She never listened to him. So, her husband cuts her arms out of anger. She asks Lord Murugan for help. Lord was pleased with her devotion and made her arms regular without wounds.

This place is originally Siruvar Ambu Edu, which means children who took their arrows to fight, but people call this place Chinnambedu.

The speciality of this temple:

Siruvapuri Murugan temple is unique for the Maragatha Mayil, the carrier of Lord Muruga made of greenstone.

The devotees can see the Arunagirinathar near the sanctum facing Lord Murugan. Arunagirinathar has visited this temple and sung many devotional songs. He is the devotee of Lord Murugan.

Siruvapuri Murugan Temple Timings:

The timings of the Murugan temple are as follows.

DayMorning HoursAfternoon Hours
Monday7:00 am – 12:00 pm4:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Tuesday4:30 am – 12:00 pm12:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Wednesday7:00 am – 12:00 pm4:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Thursday7:00 am – 12:00 pm4:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Friday7:00 am – 12:00 pm4:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Saturday7:00 am – 12:00 pm4:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Sunday6:00 am – 1:00 pm4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

On Tuesdays, the temple is open from 4:30 am to 9:30 pm.

Darshan Timings:

The following table gives the Darshan and pooja timings.

TimingsPooja/ Darshan
7:00 amKalasanthi Pooja
7:30 am – 10:00 amDarshan
10:00 amUcchikalam Pooja
10:30 am – 12:00 pmDarshan
12:00 pmTemple closing Hours
12:00 pm – 4:30 pmTemple remains closed
4:30 pmTemple reopens
4:30 pm – 5:00 pmDarshan
5:00 pmSayarakchai
5:30 pm – 8:00 pmDarshan
8:00 pmTempe closing Hours

These are the opening and closing timings of Siruvapuri Murugan Temple.

Siruvapuri Murugan Temple Pooja Fees

  • Archanai – Rs 5
  • Santhana Kappu – Rs 2000
  • All Abisegam – Rs 1000
  • Dharsana Tickets – Rs 50 & Rs 100
  • Car Parking – Rs 10
  • Bike Parking – Rs 5
Siruvapuri Temple Festivals
  • Karthikai
  • Sasti
  • Prathosam
  • Visakam
  • Amavasya
  • Chithirai Varuda Pirappu
  • Vaikasi Visakam
  • Aadi Poojai
  • Deepali, Soora Samhaaram
  • Saraswathi Pooja, Ayudha Pooja
  • Karthikai Deepam
  • Margazhi Pooja
  • Thai Pongal Thiruvizha
  • Thaipoosam
  • Maha Shivaratri
  • Panguni Uthiram

Famous temples near Siruvapuri Murugan Temple

  • Varatharaja  Perumal  Temple
  • Selliyamman Temple
  • Shivan Temple
  • Perumal Temple
  • Perumal Temple

Places to visit around Siruvapuri Temple

  • Siruvapuri Sri Balamurugan Temple
  • Arulmigu Om Sri Bhavani Amman Temple
  • Arulmigu Sri Vadaranyeswarar Temple
  • Pulicat Lake
  • Poondi Dam
  • Pulicat Light House
  • Gudiyam Caves
  • Poondi Reservoir East Bund
  • Big Jamia Masjid
  • Kannankottai – Thervoykandigai Reservoir

Hotels near Siruvapuri Murugan Temple

  • Royal Park Resort
  • JFN Comfort Hotel
  • Vijay Park, Madhavaram
  • Aqua Green Hotels and Resorts
  • KRC Grande Ponneri
  • Le Raj Courtyard
  • Raj Park Residency
  • K.K.Residency

How to reach Siruvapuri Murugan Temple?

The devotees can travel to the temple very easily. The available modes of transport are as follows.

By Air:

Chennai is the nearest airport to this temple, 52 km from the temple.

By Rail:

Ponneri is the nearest railway station, 16 km from the temple.

By Bus: 

The Chinnambedu Bus Station is just 1.6 km away from the temple. It connects to all the major cities in Tamil Nadu.

Contact Details:

  • Siruvapuri Murugan temple address:  Arulmigu Sri Balasubrahmanyam Temple Chinnampedu, Siruvapuri Kararpettai, Ponneri (Tk), Tiruvallur, Tiruvallore District, Tamil Nadu – 601 206.
  • Siruvapuri Murugan temple contact number: 044 – 27992133, 9585332291.
  • Siruvapuri Murugan temple: official website


What is Siruvapuri Murugan temple famous for?

A unique feature of this temple is the Maragatha Mayil (Peacock), the carrier of Lord Muruga made of green stone.

Which is the most powerful Murugan Temple?

Palani is considered the most prominent abode of Murugan.

What is the dress code of the Siruvapuri temple?

For men, the dress code is a Shirt and trousers, a Dhoti or Pyjamas with an upper cloth. For women, the preferred dress code is a saree or half-saree with a blouse or churidar with pyjama and upper material.

Why is Subramanya called Murugan?

Murugan is widely regarded as the “God of the Tamil people”. It has been postulated that the Tamil deity of Murugan was syncretised with the Vedic deity of Subrahmanya following the Sangam era. Both Muruga and Subrahmanya refer to Kartikeya.