Valli Malai, Tamil Nadu, home of Pongi Amman, a.k.a Valli Amman

Welcome to Valli Malai

Sri Subrahmanya Swami Tirukkovil, Vallimalai
Sri Subrahmanya Swami Tirukkovil, Vallimalai
Sri Subrahmanya Swami Malai Gal Kovil, Vallimalai
Sri Subrahmanya Swami Malai Gal Kovil

Valli Malai is situated in North Arcot district near the town Walaja. There is a Murugan temple for Lord Muruga along with Valli and Devayanai.

Behind the temple there is a kulam Saravana Poikai. Near the kulam there is a Valli temple also. On the top of the hillock there is another temple for Lord Muruga. One has to climb 444 steps to reach this temple that is carved in a single rock. On the steps there are a number of resting mandapams.

Out of the many canopies one of them is still not renovated. When they tried to renovate it, Mr. Arunachalam, Mr. Apathurai and Kripananda Variar tried to remove the stone. When they had smoke incense smell coming from the chamber below the stone they had the vision of siddhas and rishis seated in yoga posture. All the three had a shock and became unconscious. From that time the stones were closed and this particular canopy has been left as it is without renovation. There are a number of stories about this.