This seat of Muruga set against the back drop of high hills, overgrown
with bounteous flourish of colourful verdure is elaborately described in the
Perur Puranam, treating the three hills - Vellingiri, Nilli and Marudamalai as
the manifestations of Lord Siva, Parvathi and Muruga. Taking seat
Marudamalai buffeted by Vellingiri and Nilli, this Lord enjoying the eternal
care of his Omni compassionate parents, seems holding an all protective carefree umbrella over his adorers perpetually. Does this not illustrate the truth of
the adage - "As is the father so is the son". Here the visitors have the
advantage of getting blessings of Siva and Uma though they worship the holy
Murugan's icon only. Perhaps, due to its ineffable glory, it is praised as one
of the famous six hill abodes of Lord Muruga by some authorities.
According to sthalapurana, it is from this abode of his, he marched
against Surapadma at the heart-rending appeals of gods, when directed by
Lord Maheswar. In proof of this, we observe on the way to sannidhi, a
beautiful mandap enshrining the hoof marks of his horse - Kudirai Kulambu.
The temple enshrining the Lord is of modest dimensions and
unostentatious in adornments. The Moolavar is in standing posture, holding
his potent Vel in his hand and facing east. It is a masterly sculptured icon that
bends heads at the first sight itself.
He is over benevolent and grants boons out of proportion to the demand made, if
he is contented with genuine devotion.' There is another sannidhi called
Moolasthan, where the Lord is giving darsan with his spouses Valli and Devasena.
On the way to the hill top, along with stair, there is Thanthonria Vinayakar
koil and devotees offer prayers here first.