hill temple considered as one of the famous seven Sivasthalas in
Kongunadu is enshrining the icon of Ardhanaresewarar in a grand and
modest sized temple atop a hillock, provided with flight of steps.
The presiding deity reveals both male and female form in one icon,
thereby proving that Sakti stands for energy and Siva for
consciousness, and they are equally important and inseparable. This
unique type of icon is rare and it is attracting a steady influx of
devotees always. The temple contains all the Saivate gods installed
in appropriate minishrines, and saivagama worship is offered
regularly. The periodical festivals draw huge crowds.
is accessible from Salem by bus.