money that public gave was put to building purpose. He also passed away
before completing it. Another like mind took the building project with the money he was getting from Arulvak just like his predecessors. Unluckily, he
too passed away. Then entered into the arena some humanist philanthropists
who metamorphosed that simple but into a superb spiritual abode. Among the
builders, the renowned Saiva Pravakta Kripananda Variyar's name takes first
Thus emerged this great Muruga' kshetra, and now a great temple
drawing a steady streams of pilgrims throughout the year. There are very
many sannidhis in the vast courtyards, like Varasiddhi Vinayaka, Chokkanathar; Mother
Parvathi, Kali, Bhairava, Shanmuga with Valli and
Devasena etc. The Moolavar in standing posture resembles the Palani Muruga
in every respect. In the inner prakara, there are many niches housing
Dhakshina Murti, Chandikeswar, Mahalakshmi 'etc. It has a spacious hall
used for conducting
marriages and religious discourses. It is one of the much frequented Murugan
shrines in the city of Madras.
is in Vadapalani, a part of Madras, accessible by city bus.