Viralimalai murugan temple, huge idol of lord muruga on peacock at hill top
Viralimalai murugan kovil, popular muruga temple on the viralimalai hills
Viralimalai murugan kovil is a hill rock temple dedicate lord subrahmanya in tamilnadu, great saints are lived here in the form of kura trees and worship lord muruga so that the name vairalimali derived from tamil word viravi. viralimalai murugan kovil located on the top of this hill there 207 for headed to the kovil. the main feature of this temple is about the greater number of peacocks, because peacocks are the scared vehicle of lord muruga. viralimalai murugan kovil focus in the viralimalai. the deity is installed in the grabhagriha worship in the form of arumugan that means the six faced deity. lord muruga also known as shanmughan.
Saravana poigai is the holy water source of the temple focus at the southern part of the foot of the hill this is also called nagatheertham. the installation of lord muruga with six faces and twelve hands which seated on the peacock. his consorts valli and deivayani also installed together with muruga. idumbam sannidhi is the cave dedicate to meenakshi sundareswar on the way to hill top. sandana kotam is the mandapam which focused at the end of the steps. navarathri mandapam and shanmugha moorthy mandapam are also the prime attraction of viralimalai murugan kovil
The history of the temple is visible through the inscriptions on the wall of the temple. there are six daily poojas performed according to the vedic rules. ten day vaikasi visagam is a main festival of viralimali murugan temple. thai poosam is also celebrate for ten days. soora samharam festival is also the main event in the temple. arunagirinathar music festival is the great event here. viralimalai murugan kovil located 24 km from trichy, this is the main bus stand to the temple. the nearest rail head is also at trichy.