Sri Vazhividum Murugan Temple – Ramanathapuram

Sri Vazhividum Murugan Temple – Ramanathapuram

Submitted on: 10 Aug 11

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Moolaver: Muruga

City Location: Ramanathapuram

Temple History:
Many years ago, there was a bodhi tree in the place where the temple now exists. A vel (Lord Muruga’s weapon) was planted under the tree and pujas were performed. As this was very near a court, devotees passing through the Vel were praying for a verdict in their favour. Those who could not go for legal remedies and those innocents implicated in criminal cases worshipped Lord Muruga in the form of His Vel for remedies and got relieved from the hardships they were in. That means they got a life and way. Hence, Muruga in this temple came to be known to the devotees as Vazhividum Murugan – Muruga showing the way. He graces His devotees as their constant companion throughout their life, people believe.

Temple’s Speciality:
Lord Muruga and Lord Vinayaka jointly grace the devotees from the sanctum sanctorum. This is a very rare form that two deities are together in the sanctum sanctorum. The other significance in the temple is that Chayadevi, Mother of Saturn planet also graces the devotees in the form of a tree also called Chaya tree.

Festival:
Panguni Uthiram (March-April), Thai Poosam (January-February) and Tirukarthikai (November-December) are the festivals observed in the temple.

Prayers and Poojas:
Brothers fighting for partition of properties and going for legal steps pray here for a solution. The prayer leads to peaceful compromise between them. Lord Muruga shows the way – Vazhividum Murugan.
Devotees offer abishek and clothings (Vastras) to Lord Muruga.

Temple Opening Time:
The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m.

Temple Travel Guide:
Place: Ramanathapuam is 140 Km from Madurai. The temple is just near the bus stand.

Temple Address:
Sri Vazhividum Murugan Temple, Ramanathapuram, Ramanathapuram district.
Phone No: +91-98948 87503

Ramanathapuram Accommodation:
Rajarajeswari Tower; +91-4567-232 232, mobile-99438 69265, Charges from Rs. 700 to Rs. 1800
Hotel Sky Palace (A/C); +91-4567-232 409, 231 300, Charges from Rs. 335 to Rs. 870
Hotel Haja Palace (A/C); +91-4567-225 590, 225 970, Charges from Rs. 100 to Rs. 1200
Hotel Boss; (A/C); +91-4567-222 812, Charges from Rs. 100 to Rs. 600
Hotel Ruby; A/C); +91-4567-223 042, 225 230, Charges Rs. 200 to Rs. 660.

Nearest Temples:
♦ Sri Adhi Ratneswarar temple
♦ Sri Attala Sokkanathar temple
♦ Sri Sankaranar temple
♦ Sri Aiyappan temple
♦ Sri Adi Jagannatha Perumal temple
♦ Sri Nambunayaki Amman temple
♦ Sri Jadamaguda Theertha Easwarar temple

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