The hill temple dedicated to Subramaniyar
at Togaimalai is located near Manapparai near Tiruchirappalli. This is an ancient temple rich in legend
Legend has it that Skanda appeared in the form of a screen of fire to
protect a pious woman from the overtures of her husband's overlord, a military general -
in the distant past.
This temple enshrines Subramaniyar while another temple closely
associated with it nearby enshrines Meenakshi and Sundareswarar.
The annual festival here is celebrated in the month of Aippasi, the most important day of
this festival being Skanda Sashti.