The state of Tamil Nadu has a lot of temples dedicated to Lord Kartikeya or Muruga. The word aaru in Tamil refers to the numeral six in English. Thus Aarapadaiveedu means six shrines of Lord Kartikeya. These shrines depict various stages of the life of Lord Kartikeya, who is considered as son of God Shiva in Hindu mythology. These shrines are located at different places in the state.
The Aarupadai Veedu Murugar Temple is a recently constructed temple located at Besant Nagar in Chennai. The main attraction of this temple is that it comprises of all the Aarpadaivedus of Muruga. Devotees can offer prayers to all forms of Muruga in this temple. A number of festivals associated with Lord Kartikeya are also celebrated here.
Due to immense religious significance devotees from India as well as abroad visit this temple. A common belief is that devotees who visit all these six shrines are blessed by the Lord.