Muthumalai Murugan Temple
Lord Muruga is the most popular Hindu god among the people of Tamil Nadu. He is the son of Lord Shiva and Lord Parvati, his brother Lord Vinayagar and his wives Valli and Deivayana, he is variously known as Subramanyar, Subramani, Murugan, Shanmukha, Skandaa, Karthikeyaa, Aarumuga and Kumaraswamy.
The World Famous 146 feet tall Muthumalai Murugan statue of Lord Murugan is located in the Salem district of Tamil Nadu and it is the tallest in the world.
The statue breaks the record of the Murugan statue which is near Batu caves in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur, which was also built by the same sculptor.
World Tallest Murugan Temple
Muthumalai Murugan Temple History
SALEM created a history by dedicating the world’s altitudinous Muthumalai Murugan statue on April 6 2022 At 146ft, the statue in Salem is high than the 140ft Muthumalai Murugan statue in Malaysia.
Actually, it was the Muthumalai Murugan statue of Malaysia that inspired Natarajan Sridhar chairman of the Sri Muthumalai Murugan Trust, to make a statue high than Muthumalai Murugan statue in Malaysia in his hometown of Attur.
His idea was those who may not be able to visit Malaysia to worship the deity. Now, people can come to Salem to worship Muthumalai Murugan Temple.
Sridhar, a businessman from Aathur, decided to construct a Lord Murugan temple and Muthumalai Murugan statue on his own land in 2014 It took nearly two years just to initiate the construction process process by roping in sculptor’ Tiruvarur Thiyagarajan, who constructed the Murugan statue in Malaysia in 2006.
Finally, consecration took place on April 6, 2022, with a Kumbabisheham performed in the presence of many nearby devotees. During the consecration, a helicopter was used to shower the flower petals. Annathanam arranged from the Trust to provide free prasadam.
Where is Sri Muthumalai Murugan Temple in Salem?
World’s tallest Muthumalai Murugan statue was at Puthiragoundampalayam near Ethpur in Attur, Salem District, Tamilnadu, India