It is said that, Lord Murugan want to Sri Valli, daughter of the King Nambiranjan. He sought help from Ganesha, who then frightened Srivalli by becoming an wild elephant. Murugan saved her from the elephant and expressed his wish to marry, srivalli expressed her willingness and they both got married here.
It is said that Indra (God for Heaven) offered Sandalwood Stone as part of marriage gift. Till today, Sandalwood paste applied to the Lord will be prepared on this stone.
Another interesting story attached with this temple, Lord Murugan who got married to Devasena, daughter of Indra (God for Heaven), received Iravath as a marriage gift. As Irvath started moving, Murugan noticed that Indra’s wealth started decreasing. Noticing this, Murugan decided to return his gift, for which Indra didn’t not accept. Indra then requested Murugan, that his wealth will be retained, if the Iravath face towards Him (Indra). That is the reason, why the elephant image here at this temple facing towards East.
Tiruttani Murugan Temple Dress Code
Normal Pant and Shirt is allowed. Any decent outfit is considered.
Not to wear Western outfit – Short skirts, Night pants, shorts etc.
How to reach Tiruttani Murugan Temple ?
From Tirupati Temple is 66 km away. Any bus which goes to Chennai in the Puttur and Nagari Route goes via tiruttani
Train which runs from Tirupati to Chennai and vice versa, runs via Tiruttani. Daily trains are available from Tirupati at regular intervals.
Nearest airport is at Tirupati which is 62 km away.
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