History of Tiruttani Temple

Tiruttani Temple, dedicated to Lord Subramanya, is as an ancient testimony to devotion and architectural marvel. Believed to have been built in the 9th century, this sacred site has witnessed centuries of pilgrimage and worship. Explore the captivating history that intertwines with legends, rituals, and the divine aura that continues to draw devotees from far and wide.

Ancient Roots:

Tiruttani Temple's roots trace back to the 9th century when it was built to honor Lord Subramanya. Over the centuries, the temple has undergone renovations and expansions, adapting to the changing times while preserving its sacred aura.

Legends and Lore:

Delve into the fascinating legends and stories that surround Tiruttani Temple. From the divine battles of Lord Subramanya to the miracles witnessed by devoted pilgrims, each tale adds a layer of mystique to the temple's history.

Cultural Significance:

Tiruttani Temple is not just a religious site; it's a cultural treasure trove. The temple has played a pivotal role in shaping the cultural identity of the region, hosting festivals, classical performances, and cultural events that celebrate the diversity of Indian heritage.

Festivals at Tiruttani Murugan Temple

Our temple is a hub of vibrant festivities and spiritual activities. The monthly Kiruthika draws a large number of devotees, but the standout annual festivals are the Aadi Krittikai and the New Year Step Festival on December 31st.


Aadi Krittikai

The Aadi Krittikai festival, celebrated in July-August, is a three-day event that includes the Float Festival. This festival attracts hundreds of thousands of devotees from all corners of the world. The streets come alive with the sight of approximately one hundred thousand flower kavadis being offered to the deity. The chants of “Haro Hara!” echo through the air as devotees march and dance in long rows, creating a mesmerizing spectacle.


New Year Step Festival

As the English New Year begins at midnight on December 31st, devotees gather on the sacred Tanikai hill for darshan. They come to Tiruttani to offer their heartfelt prayers for peace and prosperity in the New Year. On this day, bhajana groups ascend the hill, singing Tiruppugazh songs and lighting camphor on each of the hill’s 365 steps, symbolizing each day of the New Year.


In addition to these, we celebrate the Float Festival in the month of Aadi, Bhramotsavam in the month of Maasi, Valli Kalyanam on the eighth day, and Skanda Sashti in the Tamil month of Aippasi.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Tiruttani Murugan Temple and hope that you have a peaceful and spiritual experience.