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Tiruchendur is in Tamil Nadu, a state in Southern India, on the shores of the Bay of Bengal. This Town is famous for the Temple of Lord Muguran/ Lord Karthikeya/Lord Subramanya (Son of Lord shiva)
As per legend, demon Soorapadhman had become powerful, after obtaining boons from Lord shiva. His boon was such only the power of Lord Shiva and Devi Parvathi together good destroy him. Lord Murugan was born to Lord shiva and Goddess Parvathi with the powers of Lord Shiva. Devi Parvathi, gifts him a spear out of her own powers, and Lord Murugan sets out to destroy Soorapadman, whose city was built in an island of the Bay of Bengal. However , the demon transforms into a tree to escape. Lord Murugan, uses the spear to break the tree into 2 halves, one of which is tranformed into a peacock, used as Murugan's vehicle, while the other becomes a rooster, which is used as Flag symbol. The shores of the Town is filled with blood, turning sand red, and hence the Town was named as Tiruchendur meaning the Red land
The Temple is located exactly on the sea shore. The most fascinating fact of the town was, during the 2006 Tsunami in Bay of Bengal, while the whole of tamilnadu was flooded with Sea waters, this Town experienced a very low tide, sending the waves far away from the Temple.

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