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Mailam Murugan Temple

The Murugan temple, situated on a small hill , is connected with a village on the Coromandel coast, Bomayapalaiyam, very near Pondicherry, where a Vera Saiva mutt is found. According to the name, bomma or bomme, derived from brahmana. This was a village donated to Brahmans, as is confirmed by the sthala purana in which Bomayapalaiyam is also named Brahmapuram.
Mailam Temple
மயிலம் முருகன் கோயில்
Subramani Swamy Temple Mailam
The legend of this Kshetra begins with the end of Surapadma atrocious rule and his tearful appeal to Lord to accept him as his mount. According to Sthalapuranam, Surapadma, though fought against Muruga with all his might combining the tactile of asuramayopaya, was routed in the end. When he was about be slain, he appealed to the Lord to accept him as his vehicle, and he would serve him with fidelity.

Moved by the tearful appeals, the Lord ordered him to do meditation with great steadfastness taking the shape of peacock (Mayil in Tamil) on the bank of Varaha near Mayilamalai. Nodding, he continued his appeal to the Lord to dwell for ever on the same hill. It was granted. Thus came into existence this Mayilamalai and the place called Mailam, for short.
Murugan Temple near Tindivanam
Murugan Temple in Mailam
Bala Siddhar Agni Thertham
Famous Murugan Temples In Tamilnadu
Mailam Murugan Temple

Mailam - Murugan Temple
மயிலம் - முருகன் திருக்கோயில்
Main Deity
Lord Murugan
Name
Sri Subramani Swamy,
Goddess Name
Sri Valli, and Sri Deivanai
Location
Mailam
Temple Tank
Bala Siddhar Thertham
Significance
Famous for Thai Poosam Festival,
Small Hill Temple,
Ancient
1000 years old
Travel Base
Villupuram or Pondy

How to Reach : Mayilam Temple is located 15 kilometres from Tindivanam and 40 kms from Pondicherry.  To Reach by bus we need to get down in Kooteripattu junction in Chennai - Trichy National highway from there we can reach the temple by town bus or auto.
This small hill  can be either climbed by steps or you can drive up to the main gopuram.
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