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Murugan temples

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Sri Navaneethaswara Swamy Temple Singaravelavar Sikkal
  Lord Murugan received his weapon, the Velayudham, from his mother Parvathi and used it to perform the Surasamharam at Tiruchendur.
Marudamalai Subramanya Swamy Temple Dandayudhapani Swamy Marudamalai Coimbatore 1200 CE Kachiappa Sivachariar wrote the sacred Kanda Puraanam at this temple. Also, Lord Murugan assumed the role of the Creator here, after improsining Lord Brahma for his ignorance of the meaning of the Pranava manthiram.
Valliyur Subramanya Swamy Temple Aanantha Kalyana Subramanyar Valliyur Tirunelveli   The Saravanappoigai in this temple was created by Lord Murugan at the request of Valli, his consort.
Vallakkottai Murugan Temple Kodaiyandavar Vallakkottai Chennai   The Murugan idol in this temple is the tallest in Tamil Nadu, at 7ft.
Kanda Swamy Temple Kanda Swamy Tirupporur Chennai 1000 CE After killing Surapadman at Tiruchendur, Lord Murugan killed the rest of the asuras here, at Tirupporur.
Shanmuganathan Temple Aarumaga Swamy Viralimalai Tiruchirappalli   Sage Vasishtar and his wife Arundhathi pray Lord Murugan here to ward off their curses. The temple is also famous for the peacocks that are found in plenty here.
Mayilam Murugan Temple Aarumaga Swamy. Mayilam Villupuram   At the end of Surasamharam, one half of Surapadman assumed the form of the peacock here.
Vadapazhani Aandavar Temple Vadapazhani Aandavar Temple Chennai 1875 CE One of the famous temples built in the modern era, this temple had extensive patronage from the renowned devotee of Lord Murugan Arulmigu Kribanandha Variyar..
Sri Vetri Velayudhaswami Temple, Uttukuli Kaithamalai Chennai   Vetri Velyadhaswami appered in front the great Tamil saint Agastiyar and helped him to perform his pooja Agastiyar..

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