celebrated shrine lying on Sivagiri hill has many plus points to the jealousy of
many hill temples dedicated to Subrahmanya. It is supposed to have been built by
a Chera king, whose image is seen on the northern wall.
enjoying a well-built flight of stairs, numbering 1001 steps from foot of hill
to the top, it has a Winch Service catering to the needs of ever increasing
infirm and old, or aristocrats. The well-laid out stairs with mandapams on the
way relieve the fatigue of the climbers. On the way, there are many beautiful
big size representations of Muruga in the company of parents and also his
consorts - Valli and Devasena. The central shrine is very spacious and has two
prakaras and four grand towers over the imposing entrances. The main entrance is
on the west and has a majestic gopuram; many facilities are provided to the
visiting bhaktas, like restaurants, cloak rooms etc. atop the hills and
choultries and rest houses with all amenities down below. Behind the garbha
griha in the first prakara, there are installed beautiful images of Sakti,
Muruga etc., whose visual appeal is great and detain the devotees for hours.