Arupadai Veedu Murugan Temples and Navagraha Temples Tour Package (07N/08D)
Package Name: Arupadai Veedu Murugan Temples and Navagraha Temples Tour Package
Duration: 07 Nights and 08 Days
Places covered: Thiruttani, Kanchipuram, Tiruvannamalai, Chidambaram, Angaraka (Mars) Temple, Budhan Temple, Kethu Temple, Mayiladuthurai, Kumbakonam, Sani Temple, Rahu Temple, Guru Temple, Darasuram, Agneeswarar Shukran, Suryanar Kovil, Swamimalai, Thingalur Chandran Temple, Palani, Pazhamudhircholai Murugan Temple, Madurai, Thiruparankundram and Thiruchendur
Transporatation: Exclusive A/c Cab
Day 01 : Chennai - Thiruttani - Kanchipuram
Our representative will welcome you at Chennai Railway Station or Airport and drive to Thiruttani
- one of the famous fifth Arupadai veedu Lord Murugan (Subrahmanya) sthalam in Tamilnadu. Tiruttani is said to be the place where the Lord Subramanya married Valli - one of his two consorts. Then drive towards Kanchipuram
- once the capital of Pallava kings and well known as centre of education where people were coming here to gain knowledge about Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhism. On arrival at Kanchipuram, check on to the hotel and then visit Kamakshi Amman Temple
- dedicated to goddess Kamakshi, the ultimate form of Goddess Lalitha Maha Tripurasundari (Parvati), Varadharaja Perumal Temple
- dedicated to Lord Vishnu and one of the Divya Desams, the 108 temples of Vishnu visited by Alwars, Kailasanathar Temple
- 7th century temple dedicated to Lord Shiva built by Pallava king Rajasimha (Narasimhavarman II), Ekambareswarar Temple
- a hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and associated with the Pancha Bhoota (five elements) specifically the element of earth (Prithvi), Kumarakottam Temple
- dedicated to Lord Murugan. Return to the hotel and overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 02 : Kanchipuram - Tiruvannamalai - Chidambaram
Morning after breakfast, check out the hotel and drive to drive to Tiruvannamalai
- an historical place and spiritual center of Tamilnadu. On arrival, visit Annamalaiyar Temple
(or Arulmigu Annamalaiyar Tirukoil) dedicated to Lord Shiva and worshiped as Arunachalesvara or Annamalaiyar. The temple is one of the largest in India, located at the base of Annamalai Hills and houses four gateway towers known as gopurams. The Shiva Lingam here is associated with the Pancha Bhoota (five elements) specifically the element of Fire (Agni). Goddess Parvati is depicted as Unnamalai Amman. Then drive to Chidambaram
- a temple town well known for Thillai Nataraja Temple
spread over an area of 40 acres. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva in the form of Nataraja (as a divine dancer) and other deities such as Shivakami Amman, Ganesh, Murugan and Govindaraja Perumal (Vishnu)
. On arrival at Chidambaram, check in to the hotel and then visit the Nataraja Temple here is associated with the Pancha Bhoota (five elements) specifically the element of Sky/Space (Akasha). Return to the Hotel and overnight stay at the Hotel.
Day 03 : Chidambaram - Angaraka (Mars) Temple - Budhan Temple - Kethu Temple - Mayiladuthurai - Kumbakonam
Morning after breakfast, check out the hotel and drive to Vaitheeswaran Kovil
temple located in Mayiladuthurai district. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva is worshipped as Vaidyanathar or Vaitheeswaran
meaning the 'God of healing' and it is believed that prayers to Vaitheeswaran can cure diseases. The temple is associated with the planet Mars (Angaraka)
, one of the nine Navagraha (nine planets) temples. The village is also known for palm leaf astrology called Naadi astrology
in Tamil. The holy waters of the Siddhamirtham tank within the temple complex contains nectar, and a holy dip is believed to cure all diseases. Then drive to Thiruvenkadu Swetharanyeswarar Temple
- is one of the Navagraha Temples where Lord Budhan is worshipped. Budhan is the symbol of intelligence, wisdom and peace. Then drive to Naganatha Swamy Temple
or Kethu Sthalam
is a Hindu temple in the village of Keezhaperumpallam.
The temple is one of the nine Navagraha temples of Tamil Nadu and is a part of the popular Navagraha pilgrimage in the state - it houses the image of Ketu. Then enjoy natural and ancient beach located in Poompuhar (Poompuhar Beach). Evening, drive to Mayiladuthurai
- known for the Mayuranathaswami Temple, a prominent Shaivite shrine. The icon is a lingam and the presiding deity is called Mayuranathar because the Hindu goddess Parvathi worshipped Shiva here in the form of a mayura. Then drive to Kumbakonam
- known as a temple city due to the prevalence of a number of temples here. On arrival, check in to the hotel and overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 04 : Kumbakonam - Sani Temple - Rahu Temple - Guru Temple - Darasuram - Agneeswarar Shukran - Suryanar Kovil
Morning after breakfast, drive to Thirunallur
, most noted for the shrine of Lord Sani (Saturn), Tirunallar Saniswaran Temple within the temple dedicated to Lord Darbharanyeswaran, a form of Lord Shiva. This is the only temple that is dedicated to Lord Shani (Saneeswaran). Whenever (planet) Saturn transits from one zodiac sign to another (every 2.5 years), millions throng this shrine for worship. Then proceed to Naganatha Swami temple at Thirunageswaram
. Naganatha Swami is a temple dedicated to Shiva. An important feature of Naganatha Swami temple is that of Rahu bhagawan (one of the Navagrahas) sannathi. Here milk abhishekam is performed daily during Rahukaalam. This is also the only place wherein one can view Rahu bhagawan with his consorts. Then drive to Apatsahayesvarar Temple
. Shiva is worshipped as Apathsahyesvarar, and is represented by the lingam. His consort Parvati is depicted as Elavarkuzhali. The temple is counted as one of the Navagraha Temples for planet Guru (Jupiter). Later visit Adi Kumbeswarar Temple
- the oldest Shiva Temple, Mahamaham tank
- one of the most prominent landmarks of the town and Airavatesvara Temple
at Darasuram is one among the three famous temples in Tamilnadu that were built by the Chola Kings. (UNESCO World Heritage Site). Then Agniswarar Temple
village. The presiding deity is Sukra (Venus). However, the main idol in the temple is that of 'Agniswarar' or Shiva.
In concordance with the Saivite belief that Shiva is all-pervading, Sukra is believed to be located within the stomach of the idol of Shiva. After getting the divine blessings, proceed to visit Suryanar Kovil
(Temple) is a Hindu temple dedicated to the deity Hindu Sun-God. The presiding deity is Suriyanar, the Sun and his consorts Ushadevi and Pratyusha Devi. The temple also has separate shrines for the other eight planetary deities. The temple is considered one of the nine Navagraha temples in Tamilnadu. Then drive back to Kumbakonam, return to the hotel and overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 05 : Kumbakonam - Swamimalai - Thingalur Chandran Temple - Palani
Morning after breakfast, check out the hotel and drive to Swamimalai
- popular for Swaminathaswamy Temple dedicated to god Murugan. The temple is second abode of Murugan among six (Arupadaiveedugal). The shrine of the presiding deity, Swaminathaswamy is located atop a 60 feet hillock and the shrine of his mother Meenakshi (Parvathi) and father Shiva (Sundareswarar) is located downhill. According to Hindu belief, Swamimalai is where Muruga preached what as called as 'Pranava mantra' to his own father, Shiva, at a young age. Then drive to Thingalur
to visit Kailasanathar Temple
or Chandiranaar Temple
. The presiding deity is Soma (moon). However, the main idol in the temple is that of 'Kailasanathar' or Shiva.
The temple is considered one of the nine Navagraha temples in Tamilnadu. Then drive to Palani
- popular pilgrimage site dedicated for Lord Murugan situated on a hill overlooking the town. The Murugan temple is prominent and one of the Six Abodes of Lord Murugan. It is said that the temple was built by a Chera King. On arrival at Palani, check in to the hotel and then visit the Murugan Temple to get the divine blessing. Return to the hotel and overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 06 : Palani - Pazhamudhircholai Murugan Temple - Madurai - Thiruparankundram
Morning after breakfast, check out the hotel and drive to Pazhamudircholai Murugan Temple
located atop Vrishabhadri hill or Idabagiri in the dense forest. Pazhamudircholai Murugan Temple is one of the six important abodes (Arupadaiveedu) of Lord Muruga. Atop the hill Lord Muruga stands majestically in the temple as the Lord of the Hills popularly known as Kurinji Nilakkizhavan in Tamil. The temple itself is relatively small with Valli, Deivayanai, and Lord Muruga in a separate shrine. Lord Ganesha is also present in a separate shrine. At the foot of the hill is situated Azhakar Kovil
, which is one among the 108 divyadesams sanctified by the hymns of Azhwars sung in praise of the Vishnu enshrined in this temple.
Then drivbe to Madurai
- the cultural capital of Tamilnadu. On arrival at Madurai, check in to the hotel and then proceed to visit Thiruparankundram Murugan Temple
is a Hindu temple and one of the Six Abodes of Murugan, located at Thiruparankundram. The temple is built in rock-cut architecture and believed to have been built by the Pandyas during the 6th century. According to the legend it is where Murugan slayed the demon Surapadman and married Deivayanai, the divine daughter of the king of heaven, Indra, and he is said to have worshipped Shiva here as Parangirinathar. Evening, visit Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple
, a historic Hindu temple located in the southern banks of river Vaigai. The complex houses 12 gateway towers called gopurams, ranging from 45-50m in height, the tallest being the southern tower, 51.9 metres (170 ft) high. Return to the hotel and overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 07 : Madurai - Thiruchendur
After breakfast, check out from the hotel and drive to Tiruchendur
means sacred and beautiful town in Tamil. On arrival at Tiruchendur, check in to the hotel and then visit Thiruchendur Murugan Temple
, also known as Arulmigu Subramaniaswamy Temple which is a Second of Arupadai veedugal (Abodes of Murugan) and one of the ancient Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Murugan. The puranic name or historical name for this temple is Jayanthipuram. The temple complex is on the shores of Bay of Bengal. Temple is open from 5 AM to 9 PM. Return to the hotel and overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 08 : Thiruchendur - Madurai
In the morning, after breakfast, check out the hotel and drive to Madurai. On arrival at Chennai, you will be transferred to the Airport or Railway Station. Arupadai Veedu Murugan Temples and Navagraha Temples Tour Package ends with the delightful memories.