Ettukudi Murugan Temple, Nagapattinam

#11 of 13 in Historic Sites in Nagapattinam
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  • This is a temple dedicated for Lord Murugan. In this temple we can see the statue of Murugan along with Valli and Deivanai.  more »
  • Nice and Good Temple. Worth a Visit. Recommended to Visit from Tiruvarur or Tiruthurai poondi. Don't Visit from Nagapattinam as there is only one bus available (Bus No: A13) which is very less in...  more »
  • I really lucky and blessed to visit this temple and most famous and powerful Murugan temple. Willing to go this temple once in year if chances provided. Powerful God. Best way to reach temple is by car. Wish all to go this temple and get blessings of God.
  • This temple is famous for its kaavadi procession. One of the unique features of this temple is position of the peacock. The head of the peacock in all Murugan temples is seen facing the right side. However, in Ettukudi, it is seen facing the left. This fact is also mentioned in the Kandapuranam. This temple is linked closely with the temples in Sikkal and Ennkann through the legend that the images of Skanda in all three of these shrines were made by the same sculptor.  The sculptor who made the Subramanyar image of Sikkal was awe struck by its quality that he vowed that no other such image should be made, and cut off his right thumb. He was then prompted by Subramanyar in a dream, to fashion another image for the shrine at Ettukudi. He followed the instructions in his dream, and when the image was complete, blinded himself . so that he could not create images any more. Another dream prompted him to create a third image of Skandamounted on a peacock with the aid of a woman when his chisel inflicted injury upon her; the blood that gushed forth splashed over his eyes, and in a flash he recovered his eyesight miraculously, and in a spate of poetry revered Skanda. The first phrase that he uttered upon recovering his eyesight was 'EnKann' (my eyes)- hence the name of that temple.
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