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Tiruchendur to Become a Tirupati

Updated: Jul 27, 2021

Tiruchendur With Tirumala-Tirupati Like Facilities

Tamil Nadu temples to be developed on par with Tirumala shrine: Minister P K Sekar Babu

Tamil Nadu Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Minister PK Sekar Babu has said the State government has planned to develop a few temples on a par with Tirumala-Tirupati Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple in Andhra Pradesh.

Speaking to the media after inspecting the Siruvapuri Murugan Temple in Tiruvallur district on Monday, he said the development of a few temples in the State on par with that of Tirupati Balaji Temple was among the suggestions made by Chief Minister M K Stalin during a departmental review last month.

He added: “To begin with, Tiruchendur Murugan Temple, the second of Lord Muruga’s six abodes which receives lakhs of pilgrims, would be taken up. We have planned to improve basic amenities like transport, drinking water, parking and sanitation facilities apart from developing queue line complexes there.”

According to the Minister, the queue line complexes would be able to accommodate 7,000 to 10,000 people at any given time. It has been designed in such a way that the temple would be able to handle one lakh pilgrims per day, Sekar Babu said.

The vision is also to make similar Tirupati like facilities to temples like Palani Dhandayuthapani Temple, Srirangam Ranganathaswamy Temple and Samayapuram. Interestingly, the department has partnered with HCL for the Tiruchendur Temple development plan.

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