Tiruttani is one of the six abodes of Lord Subramanya and is situated in Tiruvallur district. Tiruttani is the Fifth Padai Veedu of Lord Muruga. It is 84 km away from north west chennai . The temple is situated on a hillock. Three Hundred and Sixty five Steps lead to the shrine, each step representing a day of the year.
Lord murugan fiercely fight with Surapadma at Tiruchendur, the anger of muruga wanted to reduce his anger. He reached Tiruttani Hill to reduce his anger, that is why Tiruttani is called as Thanigai malai. Tiruttani is also known by many other names. That is Purnagiri, Kshanikachalam, Mooladri, Neelotpala.
Tiruttani temple is located on Chennai – Mumbai Railway route. It is about 13 Kms North from Arokkanam Railway Junction; 43 Kms North from Kancheepuram and 84 Kms West from Chennai (Via Thiruvallur). Tirupathi is about 66 Kms, North from Tiruttani. Convenient and good transport facilities by road and rail are available from Tiruttani to all parts of the nation.