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| Last Updated:: 03/01/2015

Kanakagiri

 

 

 

Location

 

Kanakagiri, near Sankari near Salem houses a hill temple of Subramanya

Significance

 

Kanakagiri situated near Sankari near Salem houses hill temple of Subramanya revered by the hymns of Arunagirinathar. Kanakagiri derives its name from the fact that gold mines used to be situated here. It is believed that the golden roof of the Chidambaram temple was fashioned out of the gold mined from Kanakagiri.

Legends

 

The presiding deity Velayudaswami ina standing posture in a  enshrined in the sanctum, and much of the structure here is of recent origin. Kartikai asterism each month, and new moon days are considered to be sacred here. Panguni Uthiram, Tai Poosam and Mahaa Sivaratri are celebrated here.