The Six Abodes of Lord Muruga Tour
FIRST DAY - Arrive Chennai
On arrival in Chennai you will be met by our Tour Manager and transfer to hotel. Over night hotel in Chennai.
SECOND DAY - Chennai - Tirutani - Chennai
Drive (90kms / 1.5hours) in the morning to Tirutani, the hill called Thanikai Malai where Lord Muruga went for leading Life of Meditation here Lord Murugan is known as Thanikachalam. After temple visit drive back to Chennai. Overnight in Chennai
THIRD DAY - Arrive Madurai
Depart for Madurai by flight or train on arrival in Madurai transfer to hotel in the afternoon Visit to Pazhamuthircholai unlike the other five temples, there is no grand edifice surrounding the central shrine of worship The temple is composed of three shrines dedicated to Ganesha, Muruga and Lord Shiva. This fane surrounded by thick jungle presents a picturesque scene of peace and quiet and Thiruparankundram enshrines Murugan as the leader of the armies of the Gods, which are among the six abodes of Lord Murugan. Over night in Madurai.
FOURTH DAY - Madurai - Palani - Madurai
Drive (110kms 2.5hours) to Palani According to mythology, the origin of the temple is based on the story when Lord Shiva offered a mango as a prize to the sons who encircled the world first. Lord Muruga set off at great pace on his peacock, while Lord Ganesha went round his divine parents indicating that they were the universe, and thereby won the prize Mango. Lord Muruga in his frustration, clad only in a hermit's garb and carrying the staff dandam left Mount Kailasa for the South Visit the temple - 4th in the series of Arupadai Vedu. then drive back to Madurai. Overnight in Madurai
FIFTH DAY - Madurai - Tiruchchendur - Madurai
Drive (220kms 5 hours) to Tiruchchendur According to tradition, after the final battle on the beach at Tiruchendur, Lord Murugan felt remorse for His role in slaughtering Surapadma's demonic army. He therefore built a shrine nearby to His Father Lord Siva and worshipped Him there. Technically, therefore, the temple is dedicated to Lord Siva. Yet the mulasthanam deity is Lord Senthil Andavar. Drive back to Madurai. Overnight Madurai.
SIXTH DAY - Drive to Tanjore
Drive to Tanjore 155kms check into hotel afternoon visit to Swamimalai- The temple is built on an artificial hillock of about sixty feet height with sixty beautifully laid stone steps representing the Hindu cycle of sixty years - leading to the Lord . In the ground floor there are temples dedicated to Lord Sundareswarar and Goddess Meenakshi Overnight hotel in Thanjavur
SEVENTH DAY - Trichy - Chennai
Morning Drive (60kms 1 hour) to Trichy take 9.00 am train to Chennai on arrival in Chennai transfer to airport