It is situated on the other side of the river Cauvery in the temple city
called Kumbhakonam. It is a hill temple dedicated to Lord
Subramanya, the Field-Marshal of Devasena. As it is deemed one of the six abodes
- Arupadi veedus of the Lord, it is visited by a steady influx of devotees
throughout the year. According to legends, it is here, the Bala Muruga taught 'Pranava
Mantra' and its efficacy to his father Lord Siva, the Omni compassionate God,
among the TRIO. The temple is a superb architectural piece adorned with
sculptural marvels. It lies atop and at the base are installed deities in
mini-shrines and pavilions. The garbha griha is spacious and the icon in
standing posture faces west. It is about six feet in height and superbly
sculptured. The mukha mandap is big enough to hold huge Bhaktas. There are many
mini-shrines holding Saivate gods and Navagrahas also. Around garbha griha, the
statues of Nayanmars are installed. It is one of the famous Yatrasthalas for the
Saivates and a miss not item in their itinerary list.
buses ply from Kumbhakonam, a pilgrim town of Tamilnadu and their frequency
enables large numbers visit this from early morning to the late night.