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History and Significance of Sri Subramaniaswamy Temple, Thirumalaikeni 

Dressed as a king: Lord Balamuruga in the upper temple always appears in His royal attire known as Raja Alankaram. It is the faith of the devotees that seeing the Lord in the Royal form would ensure high position and leadership in life. The consorts of Muruga, Valli and Deivanai are not by the side of the Lord but grace in the form of the holy springs. Valli Theertham is in the middle of the hill in the form of a well, hence the place is known as Malaikeni- a spring the hill. Kil Palani: Generally, devotees go up on the steps to have the darshan of the Lord in hill temples. Here, people step down to reach the Lord. Devotees call this temple Kilpalani (Palani downward). During the 7 day Skanda Sashti festival, Surasamharam (killing the demon Surapadma) takes place on the sixth day followed by Valli-Deivanai wedding festival on the seventh day.

History of Sri Subramaniaswamy Temple, Thirumalaikeni

A king belonging to the Pandya dynasty had the desire of building a temple for Lord Muruga. While he was here on hunting and resting after drinking the water from a spring , he fell asleep. Lord Muruga appeared in his dream and directed him to build the temple here. Accordingly, the old aaand first temple came into being.

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