Tiruchendur Temple | Timings, History & Online Booking

Tiruchendur is one of the most famous temples of Lord Murugan. It is present in the Tiruchendur village in the Thoothukudi district of Tamil Nadu. People from all over the country visit the temple, one of the country’s old Hindu temples. People also call this temple Subramaniya Swamy temple. Tiruchendur temple timings are from 5 am to 9 pm.

As this temple is on the beach of the Tuticorin district, it attracts many people. South India contains many Hindu Temples.

Arupadai Veedu is one of the six famous temples of Lord Murugan/Subramaniya Swamy. On this page, we give detailed information about the temple. So, read this page thoroughly to know more about this temple.

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History of Tiruchendur Temple:

Once, there lived an Asura named Soorapadman. He used to disturb all the Deva devas with his deeds. So, Devas made a complaint to Lord Shiva to end Soorapadman.

Lord Shiva opened his third eye, and Lord Murugan was born from the sparks of light. Lord Shiva orders Murugan to remove Soorapadman.

At the same time, Devas was praying to Lord Murugan/Subramaniya Swamy. He appeared in front of Coach Bhagavan and learned about Soorapadman. Lord Murugan sent a messenger to convince the Soorapadman, but he did not listen.

So, Lord Murugan, with his army, defeats the Sooorapadman. According to Coach Bhagavan’s wish, he stays here.

Tiruchendur Temple Timings:

The following are the Pooja timings at the temple.

TimingsPooja/ Darshan details
5:00 amTemple Opening Time
5:10 am – 5:30 amSubrapadam – Thirupalli Eluchi
5:30 am – 5:45 amViswaroopam Darshan
5:45 am – 6:15 amDwajasthamba Namaskaram
6:15 am – 7:00 amUdaya Marthanda Abishekam
7:00 am – 8:00 amUdaya Marthanda Deeparadhanai
8:00 am to 8:30 amKalasandhi Pooja
10:00 am – 10:30 amKalasha Pooja
10:30 am – 11:00 amUchikala Abishekam
12:00 pmUchikala Deeparadhanai
5:00 pmSayaratchai Pooja
7:15 pmArthasama Abishekam
8:15 pm – 8:30 pmArthasama Pooja
8:30 pm – 8:45 pmEkantha Seva
8:45 pm – 9:00 pmRagasia Deeparadhanai, Palliarai Pooja
9:00 pmNadai Thirukappiduthal
9:00 pmTemple Closing time

Darshan timings:

  • Vishwaroopa darshan: 5:30 am to 6:15 am
  • Morning Darshan: 6:15 am to 12:00 pm
  • Evening Hours: 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Note: Devotees must follow the traditional dress code when visiting the temple. Men should remove their tops while entering the temple.

Tiruchendur Online Booking:

Devotes can book the temple online in the following way.

  1. Go to the official website.
  2. On the home page, you can find many options.
  3. Click on the ” Darshan Booking” option from the options available on the page.
  4. Then you have to choose between paid darshan or free darshan.
  5. Click on the appropriate option and select Darshan’s date and time slot.
  6. Proceed to make the payment, if any.
  7. Then submit it to confirm your slot for Darshan. Now, the Darshan booking is completed.
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You can also book accommodation and other e-services by clicking on the e-service option on the home screen.

Famous places to see near the Temple

  • Basilica of Our Lady of Snows
  • Arulmigu Nellaiappar Temple
  • Valli Cave
  • Naali Kinaru
  • Veerapandiya Kattabomman Memorial Fort Road
  • Pavanasar Temple (Suriyan Temple)
  • Beach
  • Athankarai Pallivasal
  • Kayalpatnam Beach Park

Hotels near the Temple

  • Chakravarthi inn
  • Anandha Grand Lodge
  • Aranmagan Residency
  • Vinayaga Residency
  • Feels Like Home
  • Hari Iyer Residency
  • Hotel Mani Iyer
  • Hotel Udhayam International

How to reach Tiruchendur Temple?

The different transport options available for visiting the temple are as follows.

By Air: 

The nearest airport is Tuticorin, which is 39 km away from the temple.

By Rail:

The temple is 40 km away from the Thoothukudi railway station.

By Road:

The temple has good transport facilities from the nearby cities and can be easily travelled by road.

Tiruchendur Contact details:

  • Address: Arulmigu Subramania Swamy Temple, TB Road, Tiruchendur, Thoothukudi – 628215.
  • 04639242221


What is unique about Thiruchendur Murugan Temple?

This is the only Hindu temple that has no Eastern gateway. This temple is the fourth Hindu temple in Tamil Nadu to get ISO certification. [1] This is the only temple in Tamil Nadu where the sanctum sanatorium is below ground level. One of the arupadai veedu of lord muruga is located near the seashore.

Who built Tiruchendur Murugan temple?

Sri Desikamurthy Swami of Tiruvaduthurai Mutt.

How many steps are there in Tiruchendur Temple?

34 steps.

Why is Tuesday special for Murugan?

Worshipping lord Murugan on Tuesdays will reduce the malefic effects of planet Mars in the horoscope of people and relieve life’s troubles.