The Vadapalani Murugan Temple is a very famous temple in Chennai city, where the main idol is Lord Muruga. Lord Muruga is the second son of Lord Shiva. Vadapalani is the name of yet another bustling area in Chennai which interestingly houses many film studios.
This temple was built 125 years back and is visited by people frequently. Many weddings are also held in this auspicious place. There is a legend connected to this temple, wherein a Lord's devotee, built a small hut and kept a painting of Murugan and meditated. He gained some sort of Divine power and uttered some things which later became true. The local people then started going there.
The Lord in this temple is believed to cure diseases, help in getting jobs and marriages etc;
As you can see from the below picture, the temple is indeed very big and also has a small square pond where pujas are conducted.
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I have gone to this temple many a time. The Gopuram (Entrance tower) is magnificent to look at. This place is a must visit and I recommend it. Especially since it is maintained very properly and it is a clean temple.