It is a holy village and one of the six holy abodes of Lord Murugan located in Thiruvallur district. These holy abodes are called ‘Arupadai Veedu’. The other five holy abodes are namely Palani, Swamimalai, Thiruparangkundram, Pazhamudhirsolai and Thiruchendur. Thirthani is well famed as having famous Murugan temple called Subramaniya Swami temple. The temple attracts several devotees throughout the year. Devotees throng this place to seek blessings of Lord Murugan. The beautiful temple is perched on a hilltop which is reached by climbing 365 steps. A small river called Nandi is flows through this holy land. Saravana Poikai is otherwise known as Kumara Theertha is another prominent attraction inThiruthani.
Places to visit
Sri Subramaniya Swamy Temple
It is world famous temple dedicated to Lord Murugan in the form of Subramaniya Swamy. It is popularly known as Thiruthani Murugan Temple. It is one of the ancient temple and was built in 9th century. It is one of the six holy abode of Lord Murugan. This beautiful temple is reached by climbing 365 stpes each representing a day in a year. It is closely situated to Kumara Theeratha or Saravana Poigai. Adi Krithigai, Shasti Thiruvalla and Shivarathr are major festivals celebrated here.
It is a small village located nearer to Thiruthani. One can visit several ancient temples. Sholingur Narashima Swamy temple, Vadaaranyeswar temple, Nemili Bala Abirami temple, Arthanareshwarar temple, Muthu Mariamman temple and Paranji Sundara Perumal Temple are the most famous temple in Arakkonam.
How to reach Thiruthani
Chennai International Airport is nearest one, located 75 km away from Thiruthani.
Arakkonam Junction is at distance of 12 km from Thiruthani.
Thiruthani is well connected by road. State owned and private buses are frequently available to reach Thiruthani.
In summer 23-33°C and in winter 17-28°C. Thiruthani is best visited between October and March.