Tirupparamkunram

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This article is about the township of Tirupparamkunram. For the article on the temple, see Tirupparamkunram Murugan Temple.
Tirupparamkunram
Tirupparangunram
village
Tirupparamkunram is located in Tamil Nadu
Tirupparamkunram
Tirupparamkunram
Coordinates: 9°52′N 78°04′E / 9.87°N 78.07°E / 9.87; 78.07Coordinates: 9°52′N 78°04′E / 9.87°N 78.07°E / 9.87; 78.07
Country India
State Tamil Nadu
District Madurai
Elevation 137 m (449 ft)
Languages
 • Official Tamil
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 625005

Tirupparamkunram (also spelt as Tirupparangunram or Tirupparankunram or Thirupparankundram or Thiruparangundram or Tiruparankundram) is a small township, located 10 km from the city of Madurai, in South India. It is renowned for the Thirupparamkunram Murugan Temple dedicated to Lord Muruga, a Hindu God who is revered by the people of South India. This temple is regarded as an Arupadaiveedu, one of the six battle camps of the Lord.

The famous Thiagarajar College of Engineering, is situated near to the temple. The adjacent locality of Tirunagar supports Tirupparamkunram and its precincts. The ideal time to visit this place is in the months of January–April and July–September, when most of the Hindu festivals take place. Some of the major festivals include Thaipusam and Panguni Uthiram.

Overview[edit]

Geography[edit]

Tirupparangunram is located at 9°52′N 78°04′E / 9.87°N 78.07°E / 9.87; 78.07.[1] It has an average elevation of 137 m (449 ft).

Transport[edit]

Air[edit]

Chennai International Airport has frequent services to Madurai.Madurai airport serves many of the regional airlines in India.

Train[edit]

Madurai junction has direct connection to Chennai, Mumbai and many other important towns in India.

Bus[edit]

Madurai Mattuthavani bus terminal can be reached from any part of Tamil Nadu and Kerala. From there, local buses towards Thirumangalam and Thirunagar, stop at Tiruparanguram near the rail crossing outside the township. The journey typically takes less than an hour.

Road[edit]

Thirupparankundram is on National Highway 7, lies 450 km from Chennai with driving time of around nine hours.

Educational institutions[edit]

Apart from urban city life a well known vedic culture & agamic study center is located in thiruparangundram.

Politics[edit]

Tirupparankundram assembly constituency is part of Virudhunagar (Lok Sabha constituency).[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Tirupparangunram
  2. ^ "List of Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies". Tamil Nadu. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2008-10-11.