Murugan Mailam

Murugan, Mailam

Other Temples, Villupuram District


Subramanya Swami, though the main deities here are Viswanadhar and Visalakshi



Other Deities

Being updated

Murugan Mailam is originally a Shiva temple and over time Lord Muruga has become popular. This beautiful temple is located on a small hillock and is believed to be over 1000 years old. Lord Subramanya is seen with four arms in a standing marriage posture with Valli and Deivanai facing East. This is a large temple with a 5 tier Rajagopuram on the east.

Holy Water (Theertham) – Varaha River

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – Punnai (Calophyllum inophyllum)


Murugan Mailam is more than 1200 years old. More information is being verified and will be updated soon


After his death in the hands of Lord muruga, Sura requested for a boon to become his Vahana (Mount) and the lord obliged him to become his Peacock mount after a penance here at Murugan Mailam and hence the name Mayilam (Mayil in Tamil means Peacock). The temple is also seen as being in the shape of a peacock by some.


Murugan Mailam is in between Tindivanam and Villupuram on the National Highway to Kanyakumari. At Kootteripattu junction, about 10 kms after Tindivanam, take a left and drive for about 4 kms to reach the temple. Road goes up to the temple.

Stay and Food

Many small eateries are available near the temple.

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