Subramanya Swamy Temple, Marungoor, Kanyakumari
|Architectural style:||Dravidian architecture|
|Address:||Subramanya Swamy Temple,Marungoor, Kanyakumari|
Chithirai Thirukalyanam, Tirukarthikai, Kandha Shashti and Soora Samharam are the famous festivals at this temple.
For little children, festival for giving first rice food after birth was conducted here. Six types of rices are cooked and offered to Lord Muruga specially during this festival.
Legend / Local stories
Sage Agastya installed Lord Murugan here:
It is believed that when Sage Agastya came down to Podhigai malai, he has installed this Murugan here.
Indra’s horse, Uchchaisiravas attained salvation here:
After Indran got cleansed from the curse of Sage Gowthama at Suchindrum temple, Indra’s horse, Uchchaisiravas also wanted salvation. It asked the same with Suchindrum Lord Shiva. He directed the horse of Indran to go to Marungoor and worship the Murugan there for salvation. It came along with Sunandhan and worshiped Murugan here and got salvation. Since the horse got salvation, this place is also called Vaaji Puram.
Thirumalai Amararpathy kaaththa Perumal Subramanya Swami:
Since Lord Murugan of this this place saved Indran from danger and hence he is called as Marungoor Thirumalai Amararpathy kaaththa Perumal Subramanya Swami.
Indra worshipped Lord Murugan here:
It is believed that after doing the Artha Jaama Pooja at Suchindrum temple, Indran comes to this place, takes bath in Amaravathy Kulam here and worships Aabhaththu Kaatha Devi and Murugan here.
How to Reach:
The Temple is located at about 16 Kms from Boothapandi, 8 Kms from Thovalai, 12 Kms from Aralvaimozhi, 6 Kms from Suchindram, 14 Kms from Nagercoil, 10 Kms from Vadiveeswaram, 15 Kms from Kanyakumari and 100 Kms from Thiruvananthapuram. Marungoor can be reached from Kanyakumari, Nagercoil and Suchindram by Bus. Nearest Railway Stations are located at Kanyakumari, Nagercoil and Thovalai. Nearest Airport is located at Thiruvananthapuram.
Subramanya Swamy Temple,
Phone: +91 4652 241 421