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Temples of Tamilnadu >>Kanakagiri
Abodes of Skanda >>Kanakagiri
Travel Base: Salem

Kanakagiri, near Sankari near Salem houses a hill temple of Subramanya revered by the hymns of Arunagirinathar. Kanakagiri derives its name from the fact that gold mines used to be situated here. It is believed that the golden roof of the Chidambaram temple  (see image below) was fashioned out of the gold mined from Kanakagiri.

Golden Roof

The presiding deity Velayudaswami in a standing posture is enshrined in the sanctum, and much of the structure here is of recent origin.

Kartikai asterism each month, and new moon days are considered to be sacred here. Panguni Uthiram, Tai Poosam and Mahaa Sivaratri are celebrated here.