Discover the Arulmigu Subramaniyaswamy Temple, which is located on a scenic hill in Maruthamalai and where you can soak in the area's ancient history and natural beauty. This temple, built in the 12th century, is one of many Murugan temples perched on hills throughout the region. You can enjoy stunning views of the surrounding hill range and immerse yourself in the peaceful atmosphere that has drawn visitors for centuries from the temple. Come discover Maruthamalai, a hidden gem in Tamil Nadu!
There are many fables and myths associated with this temple.
Discover the fascinating story of Pambatti Siddhar, a renowned snake doctor and saint who once roamed the lands where our beautiful temple now stands. Legend has it that he used to extract venom from dangerous snakes during his childhood to make medicine for snake bites. However, one day he was enlightened by a sage who revealed the true purpose of life - to identify and control our inner snakes through the power of yoga.
After contemplating the teachings and meditating on Lord Murugan, the saint finally received a divine vision from the lord himself. Today, our temple proudly displays the ornate gold and silver-covered idol of Lord Murugan, and during Artha Jama Puja, the deity appears in the form of Dandapani wearing a dhoti. You can also visit the shrine of Pambatti Siddhar and witness the deity in the form of a serpent.
The temple is open daily from 06.00 a.m. to 01.00 p.m. and from 04.00 p.m. to 07.00 p.m. Don't miss this chance to immerse yourself in the rich culture and history of this shrine.