Arulmigu Palamutircolai Murugan Temple

Pazhamutircolai is situated 19 kilometres from the temple town of Madurai. A staunch Lord Muruga devotee, ripe old in wisdom and age, poetess Avvaiyar was passing through this place. She authored many verses teaching children and grown ups as well highest truths to enlighten souls. Lord Muruga, in the guise of a shepherd sitting on a Naaval tree, saw Avvaiyar weary and relaxing under a tree, asked her if could help her with fruits to quench her thirst. When the poetess expressed her wish, He asked whether she wanted cooked or uncooked fruits. Avvai could not understand what he meant, yet asked for the cooked ones. He dropped the fruits. Avvai tried to remove the dust on them by mouth breathing. Lord asked whether the fruits were hot – as they were ripe. The poetess then understood the meaning – cooked or uncooked fruits – Sutta pazham or Sudadha pazham in Tamil. Lord Muruga smiled at her.The philosophy behind the story is that human mind is covered by the dust of materialism which should be removed to see truth and realize God. This will be possible only if only humans develop wisdom and true knowledge

Not far from Palamutircōlai south of Madurai is another of the Āru Patai Vīdukal, Tirupparankunram.

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Arulmigu Palamutircolai Murugan Temple


  • Goshala
  • As per Commissioners order on behalf of the temple, in a area of 219 acre, Goshala was started on 3.6.2008. At present cattle of various ages numbering about 499 are taken care of. For the safety of the cattle in Goshala, iron fence has been erected in an area of about 10 acres. The fencing of another area of 150 acres is nearing completion. Sufficient water facility and Pipe lines had been laid for the cattle.

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Besides the monthly Krittikais which attract a large number of devotees to this shrine, the two outstanding annual festivals are the Aadi Krittikai. Bhramotsavam in the month of Maasi, during which Valli Kalyanam is celebrated on the 8th day, and the Skanda Sashti is celebrated in the Tamil month of Aippasi.

  • Thai
  • Panguni
  • Chithirai
  • Vaikaasi
  • Aani
  • Aadi
  • Kanthasasti
  • Karthigai
  • Markali

Pooja Details

Pooja Details Pooja Time
Vishvaruba Dharsanam 5.40 A.M
Vila pooja 6.50 A.M
Sirukala Shanthi Pooja 8.00 AM
Kala Shanthi Pooja 9.00 A.M
Uchi Kaala Pooja (Afternoon pooja) 12.00 NOON
Sayaraksha (Evening) Pooja 5.30 P.M
Rakaala Pooja 8.00 P.M

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