Dedicated to the deity Thamiz Kadavul or Lord Murugan -- God of Tamils; the famous Vayalur Murugan temple near Tiruchirappalli was founded by the Chola rulers, way back in the 9th century. The scenic environs of this much revered Vayalur Murugan temple are surrounded by coconut groves and paddy fields. The temple's rajagopuram is truly majestic in nature and helps you witness the glory of a beautiful tree called the Vanni tree. This popular tree of high religious, scientific as well as mythological significance is considered to be the sthala vriksha or holy tree of Lord Shiva. Right across the temple and in its frontal region is the temple's holy tank which is believed to have been founded by Lord Murugan himself.
The presiding deities of this temple are Lord Murugan, Lord Athinathar (the Shiva lingam), Goddess Deivayanai and Sri Valli. Here, you can also pay your respects to the shrines of Balipeedam, Lord Ganesha, and Dwajasthambam. This temple is indeed a haven for mythological junkies and is known for its rare finds, unique sculptures and ancient epigraphs; including the rare statue of Lord Nataraja—which lures with its unique Chathura tandava form (sans Muyalagan, the famous dwarf demon, underfoot).
|Visit Duration||30 to 45 Minutes|
|Timings||All days of the week 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM |