Chirai Meeta Kumaresa Perumal Temple, Chiramadam, Kanyakumari
|Deity:||Chirai Meeta Kumaresa Perumal|
|Architectural style:||Dravidian architecture|
Legend / Local stories
In olden days, the demon tortured the Deva’s and they put them in a prison, usually the prison is called as “Chirai” in Tamil. The King of Deva’s Indiran went and Informed this to Lord Shiva, he told Lord Muruga to rescue the Deva’s. Lord Muruga accepted his father command and went to fight with the Demon. Finally, Lord Muruga defeated Demons and rescued the Deva’s. The most historic incident was happened in this place and the Deva’s praised Lord Muruga as “Chirai Meeta Kumaresa Perumal” as he rescued Deva’s from the prison.
Lord Muruga is called here by the name of “Chirai Meeta Kumaresa Perumal” with his better half’s Lord Valli and Lord Deivayanai. Theppakulam, the Temple Pond is located nearby.
Kantha Sashti Festival is celebrated here with much fanfare. This festival is celebrated, the very next day to Diwali continuing for six days. Lord Murugan will come in six different get ups in all six days. The last day is the most important day for “Surasamharam”. Here the same war will once again be played between Lord Muruga and Demon called “Suran”. The Suran is the most vigorous person to be portrayed at last, Lord Muruga will conquer the Demon and after that he will give Dharshan as a Shanthi god. The very next day Lord Muruga’s wedding with Lord Valli and Lord Deivayanai will happen.
How to Reach:
The Temple is located at about 1.5 Kms from Derisanamcope, 4 Kms from Azhagiapandipuram, 5 Kms from Boothapandi, 3 Kms from Thittu Vilai, 16 Kms from Aralvaimozhi, 9 Kms from Thazhakudy, 17 Kms from Nagercoil, 18 Kms from Thovalai, 22 Kms from Suchindram, 35 Kms from Kanyakumari and 80 Kms from Thiruvananthapuram. Nearest Railway Station is located at Nagercoil and Aralvaimozhi. Nearest Airport is located at Thiruvananthapuram.