Viraalimalai Sri Subramanya Swami Temple

This Murugan temple is located at a distance of about 25km from trichy enroute to Madurai.  It has been revered by the Tiruppugazh hymns of Arunagirinathar.  The area around this temple is said to abound in peacocks. Sthala purana says that Arunagirinathar was directed to Viraalimalai by a divine command from Subramanya at Vayalur and that he spent several days in residence here.  Legend also has it Murugan desired to have a temple here and that he directed one of his devotees to request a local chieftain to build a temple here on this hillock.  This temple enshrines a majestic image of Shanmukhar with his consorts Valli and Deivayanai.  It is built on a hillock accessed through a flight of Stairs.  A Majestic Rajagopuram crowns its entrance.


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