Vayalur Murugan Temple-Trichy
A distant view of Vayalur Murugan Temple-Trichy

Vayalur Murugan temple is also known as Kumara vayalur, Adi vayalur, Vanni vayalur and Agnishwaram. This temple was built by Cholas in 9th Century. Three deities are available in Poyya Ganapathi, Arulmigu Aathinathar, Arulmigu Aathinayaki. Vayalur infrastructure is very attractive. This temple is dedicated to Lord Muruga. There are also shrines for Lord Shiva. At this temple the stone pillars and the stone walls have been wonderfully constructed by chola kings. There are five halls like ‘Vasantha Mandapam’, ‘Dyana Manadapam’,’ front mandapam’ and two marriage halls are available within the temple.


Chola King came to this spot in search of water to quench his thirst. At that time, he found a sugarcane with three branches. He thought of cutting and squeezing the sugarcane to drink the juice. When he broke it, blood came out from this sugarcane. He ordered to clean that place and after digging he figured out there was a Shiva linga under the sugar cane in the ground. On this spot, the king built a temple. After protecting sage Arunagiri when he fell from the tower of the Tiruvannamalai temple. Then, Lord Subramanya, gave the first line to enable him sing his praise and directed him to go to the Vayalur. Arunagiriar came to Vayalur, worshipped Poyya Ganapathy and had the darshan of Lord Muruga-Subramanya With his weapon the Vel. Lord Muruga wrote the Pranava Mantra (AUM) on the tongue of Arunagirinathar. In the epic Tirupugazh, Vayalur has a special place of importance. One of the special features about Lord Nataraja idol here is it has both its legs placed on the ground (Sadhana Dada pose).

Opening Time

  • Morning 6.00 a.m. to 01.00 p.m.
  • Evening 03.30 p.m. to 09.00 p.m.


  • 12 days Vaikasi Visakam in May-June.
  • 7 days Skanda Sashti in September-October.
  • 4 days Panguni Uthiram in March-April.
  • 3 days Thaipoosam in January-February.
By Bus

Trichy Central bus stand has direct services to most parts of Tamil Nadu. From the bus stand, tourists can avail local buses, taxi, and auto rickshaw to reach the temple.

By Train

Tiruchirappalli is an important Railway junction of the Southern Railways. It connects many important cities and towns of South India such as Chennai, Thanjavur,Madurai and Chidambaram.

By Air

The nearest airport is Tiruchirappalli International Airport. Trichy Airport has connections to Chennai, Mumbai, Bangalore, Thiruvananthapuram, Singapore, Dubai,Sharjah, Kuwait, Malaysia, and Abu Dhabi.

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