Present Arupadai Veedu Six Murugan Temples are Not What The Original Was?


On a careful study of the Skanda Purana other Puranas Tamil Sangam work Thirumurukatruppadai by Nakkerar, (earliest work on Lord Subramanya as Murugan) and Silappadikaaram, one of the Five Tamil Epics), I have a few doubts about the present Arupadai Veedu, ஆறுபடை வீடு, the six important temples of Subrahmanya, called Murugan in Tamil.

This was reinforced when I visited Subrahmanya Temple in Kukke, Karnataka.

Kukke is from Sanskrit word Kukkuda, meaning Cock, the Flag of Lord Subrahmanya.

We have Kumara Parvatha, beneath which this temple is located.

The River is Kumara dhara.

Just about two hours from there is Dharmasthala, a special Kshetra of Shiva.

And further down the Western Ghats lie the two hundred and forty seven temples of Shiva established by Parashurama.

And Murugan is associated with Hills and surrounding areas, called Kurinji, குறிஞ்சி land in Tamil.

Though the present Arupadai of Muruga lists six places,

அழைக்கப்படுகின்றன. இந்த ஆறு இடங்கள்:

  1. திருப்பரங்குன்றம், Thiruparankundram
  2. திருச்செந்தூர் அல்லது திருச்சீரலைவாய், Thiruchendur,
  3. திருவாவினன்குடி (எ) பழனி, Palani
  4. திருவேரகம் (எ) சுவாமிமலை சுவாமிநாதசுவாமி கோயில், Swamy Malai, Thiruveragam.
  5. திருத்தணி அல்லது குன்றுதோறாடல்
  6. பழமுதிர்சோலை Pazhamudhir Solai

Of these, Thiruchendur is on the seashore, where Subrahmanya slew Surapadma of Mahendragiri( curious to find Mahendra Parvatha in Odisha ) and Thiruchendur is on the shores of Bay of Bengal.

Number one, three, Five are relatively small hills unlike Kumara Parvatha.

And Pazhamudhir Solai, near Madurai is a forest.

And the evidence from what is stated in the beginning of this articles points to Thiruveragam is in Kerala.

That is where Murugan married Valli.

Will write on this.

*Please note that this article is an articulation of my doubts and is not a conclusion, based on ancient landmass of Lemuria Rodina. Scholars may contribue



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2 replies

  1. Namskarams,
    Arunagirinathar speaks about these six places. There should be no confusion on this. Kukkee is special and is like Taliparumbu, which have antiquity beginnings and have little known history. These are not my words, but of people who have experienced the light in life.
    Namaskarams.

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    • Murugan is an ancient God referred to along with Shiva in Tamil classics.No surprises in finding Murugan references throughout India and the Far East.The classification of Arupadai Beech was by Arunagirinathar much later to ancient times.Historically speaking there is no such classification.This is Arunagirinathar’s personal opinion.Regards

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