Alavaipatti, located 30 km
south west of Salem and 12 km north west of Raasipuram
is another hillock associated with the Siddhars as is Marudamalai,
Chennimalai in Kongu Naadu.
The hill temple to Subramanya is accessed
through a flight of 1500 steps. There are inscriptions on the hill referencing
Poymaankaradu a hillock nearby, where an illusionary figure of a deer appears, thanks to
the play of light and the shaping of the rocks.
The Ekambaranathar temple at the foothills is surrounded by a fortress
like walls. The festival image of the hill temple is housed in this temple. Kartikai
Somavaaram is celebrated in the hill temple. Panguni Utthiram is also celebrated