Thiruchendur is a small town in the Thoothukudi District of Tamil Nadu. The town is most famous for the ancient sanctum sanctorum in the ThiruchendurMurugan Temple, also known as the second ArupadaiVeedu of Lord Muruga. It is said, Lord Muruga won the battle against the ‘asura’ named Surapadma and worshipped Lord Shiva at this sacred place. The temple is located near the shores of the Bay of Bengal. The main temple here is dedicated to God Subramanya, who is present in the form of ‘Senthil’. Here, the deity is seen in a standing posture. Just near to the main shrine is a cave dedicated to Goddess Vali, one of the consorts of God Muruga and another deity revered here is Lord ‘Dattatreya’. The temple was renovated by many kings and ruling dynasties of South India.