Kapiladevar, one of the great Maharshis did penance atop the hill and
his desires were fulfilled with the infinite mercy of the presiding deity. It is its
plus point, and the sublimity that prevails here seduce the visitors to make
frequent visits both to fill their senses and souls. As Kapil Maharshi attained
spiritual powers here, the hill was reverently named after him. The hill, of
course, is tiny in size, but it enshrines a temple nighty, with a Moolavar mightier
and his compassion on the deserving is the mightiest. says the sthalagna. Hence
streams of devotees are visiting throughout the year. Another plus point it
claims here there is another separate independent temple for Vinayaka with
beautiful and imposing Rajagopuram befitting the well-constructed temple. The
most creditable and praise-worthy feature of the temple dedicated for Bala
Murugan is-the installation of Sivalinga, which is adored with equal fervour and
the Lord Maheswar is receiving all the ritualistic prayer services along with Bala
Muruga - his own son. Above all, on the Karthika Nakshatra day, every month,
there is performed Padivila - worshipping the steps with utmost religious
fervour. It is a novel tradition luring devout bhaktas on large scale every month.
And perennially too. Nityanaimithika worship is offered with great veneration.
The Moolavar Bala Murugan became the darling Lord of the people due to
raining boons on the saranartha's liberally. Hence its fame on the ascent.
It is very near Namakkal, one of the important towns of Salem district
of Tamilnadu, accessible by bus from many of its nearby towns.