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Temples of Tamilnadu >>Alavaipatti
Abodes of Skanda >>Alavaipatti
Travel Base: Salem

Alavaipatti, located 30 km south west of Salem and 12 km north west of Raasipuram is another hillock associated with the Siddhars as is Marudamalai, Kanjamalai, Sivanmalai, Chennimalai in Kongu Naadu.

The hill temple to Subramanya is accessed through a flight of 1500 steps. There are inscriptions on the hill referencing Poymaankaradu a hillock nearby, where an illusionary figure of a deer appears, thanks to the play of light and the shaping of the rocks.

The Ekambaranathar temple at the foothills is surrounded by a fortress like walls. The festival image of the hill temple is housed in this temple. Kartikai Somavaaram is celebrated in the hill temple.  Panguni Utthiram is also celebrated here.