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Pazhamuthircholai (Pazhamudhir Cholai) Murugan Temple

Dedicated to Lord Subramanya (Vel Murugan), the beautiful Pazhamuthircholai temple is situated about 19 kilometers from Madurai and 4 Kms above the Azhagar temple. This temple, on the solaimalai hill also known by the names Vrishabhadri or Idabagiri, is one among the six abodes of Lord Murugan. Here Murugan is worshiped along with his companions Valli as Iccha Shakti and Devayani as Kriya Shakti and he himself is worshiped as Jnana Shakti. The idol of the lord in the standing posture with a single face and four hands is kept between the statues of his consorts. The Vel of the lord made up of stone is of special significance and is worshipped with a great veneration by devotees.

A natural spring called Noopura Ganga with a temple dedicated to Raakkayi Amman is located at the top of the hill. Pilgrim to the Pazhamuthircholai temple take a dip in this small, sacred spring which is said to have originated from the anklet of Tirumal or Lord Vishnu. It is believed that the devotees who visits this shrine is blessed with wealth and health. The Silambar river that flows near by the temple gives an atmosphere of calmness and privacy. The Jumbu fruit tree by which Avvayar had an encounter with Lord Murugan is still found near the temple. In the temple premise, there is a rose apple tree (sthala vriksha) and the fruits of the tree will ripe only during Skanda Sashti festival.

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