This ancient temple located north of Chennai
near Ponneri has been revered by the Tiruppugazh hymns of Arunagirinathar.
Legend has it that this region was covered
with shrubbery and that a herd of cows was found to discharge their milk at a particular
spot in the bushes each day, and that an image of Murugan was found at that spot.
Legend also holds that Subramanyar is enshrined in the state of having
punished Bhrama the creator for not being enunciate the principle of the oneness of
creation or the pranavam Om.
Subramanyar is worshipped in the baalaroopam
in the mornings, Youvanaroopam in the afternoons and in the vriddha
or aged form in the evenings. There are shrines to Viswanathar, Visalakshi, Natarajar and
Vinayakar. A five story gopuram adorns the entrance to the temple. S
kanda Sashti is celebrated in this temple among other
festivals. The Bharani asterism in the month of Aani is
also considered to be of significance (Arunagirinathar festival).