Envis Centre, Ministry of Environment & Forest, Govt. of India

Printed Date: Thursday, May 26, 2022

Alavaipatti

 

 

 

 

 

Location

Alavaipatti, located 30 km south west ofSalem and 12 km north west of Raasipuram

 

Significance

It is another hillock associated with the Siddhars as is Marudamalai, Kanjamalai, Sivanma,ai, Chennimalai in Kongu Naadu. The hill temple to Subramanya is accessed through a flight of 1500 steps. There are inscriptions on the hill referencing Poymaankaradu a hillock nearby, where an illusionary figure of a deer appears, thanks to the play of light and the shaping of the rocks

Intresting Facts

The Ekambaranathar temple at the foothills is surrounded by a fortress like walls. The festival image of the hill temple is housed in this temple. Kartikai Somavaaram is celebrated in the hill temple. and Panguni Utthiram is also celebrated here