Canberra Murugan Temple (Aru Padai Murugan Temple)
The main temple is being constructed according to agamas by an Indian sthapati – one who knows the art of constructing temples. It will house Vinayagar, Civan, Murukan, Valli, Teyvayanai as the main deities and other deities including Maha Vishnu, Sri Devi, Bhu Devi, Nadarajar, Amman, Durga, Lakshmi, Sarasvati, Vairavar and Navagriham – nine deities presiding over the nine planets.
The main temple construction is well under way and will be completed soon to hold the consecration ceremony. The special feature of this temple is that it will contain six separate shrines for Lord Murukan depicting his six abodes. According to the Canberra Murukan Temple Appeal published by the Canberra Saiva Temple and Educational Association, Lord Murukan will be housed in six abodes consisting of a large sanctum sanctorum and five other large shrines depicting Lord Murukan’s forms as in Tiruttani, Tirupparankunram, Tiruccentur, Palani, Swamimalai and Palamutircolai in Tamil Nadu.