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| Last Updated:: 03/01/2015

Kapilarmalai

 

 

Location

Kapilarmalai enshrines a hill temple to Subramanya and is located near Namakkal near Salem.

Significance:

 

Kapilarmalai enshrines a hill temple to Subramanya and is located near Namakkal near Salem. Kapilar, is said to have been patronized by the legendary philanthropist king Paari Vallal.  Kapilar is said to have been associated with Kollimalai nearby. Kapilar is referred to in the works of the Sangam poet Nakkeerar in Akanaanooru, and in other Sangam works.

This hill houses a shrine to Murugan and to Vinayakar. A Vel marks the spot where Kapilar is said to have meditated. This is a small cave temple, but is of significance given its association with Kapilar  - referred to in Sangam period literature.