Subramanya Swamy Temple, Kailasagiri, Gadambur, Vellore
|Deity:||Subramanya Swamy, Murugan|
|Architectural style:||Dravidian architecture|
|Address:||Subramanya Swamy Temple,Kailasagiri, Gadambur,
Oomerabad P.O., Ambur,Vellore District – 635808
Aadi Kiruthigai, Kiruthigai days, Karthigai deepam and Thai Kiruthigai are the festivals celebrated here with much fanfare.
Kailasagiri has a range of hills and innumerable herbs have spread all over the hill. Sick persons afflicted with incurable diseases come here, get cured and recover completely. People who have lung diseases will be cured almost instantly by walking to top of the hill through steps.
Legend / Local stories
Folklore about a Shiva Temple:
As per the local folklore, there was a Sivan temple and seven ponds on top of the hill. The main ponds are Theppa Kulam (Thamarai Kulam) and Green (Pachai) Kulam, Surya Kulam (Pond) and Yanai (Elephant) Kulam. Kulam means Pond. The Mughal rulers demolished the temple and threw everything in the pond. Much later that is around 200 years back, this Murugan (Kartik) temple was built during the British period.
Achudhananda Swamy attained Nirvikalpa Samadhi here:
Age old devotees believe that Sri Achudhananda Swamy received initiation from Sri Nijananda Swamy in this holy Hill. Later Sri Achudhananda Swamy attained Nirvikalpa Samadhi and he remained in the divine conscious state for several years.
Lord Muruga Miracles:
One devotee from “Kulalar” community who was not blessed with a child for many years, under took pilgrimage to many holy shrines, and at last he later visited Lord Muruga of Kailasagiri Hill, he totally surrendered himself at the feet of the Lord Muruga. Later Lord Muruga blessed him with a child. Once a labour from Pernambut who was dumb and paralytically attacked, visited this temple, and he was blessed with complete recovery. One Sevarathee from Mitalam who was dumb for years together resumed speaking when he visited Lord Muruga of this temple.
Place for Siddhars:
It is further said that during 1942 one saint visited this hill temple and during meditation, he realized the fact that this hill is blessed with the presence of a number of Siddhars. He advised the devotees to celebrate “Adi Kiruthigai” festival to receive blessings from Lord Muruga. From that day on-wards more than 3,000 Kavadis are being taken by ardent devotees and human hair donations are also given by more than 10,000 people every year.
How to Reach:
This Hill Temple is located at about 400 meters from Gadambur, 1 Km from Oomerabad, 6 Kms from Ambur, 8 Kms from Ambur Bus Stand, 19 Kms from Vaniyambadi, 13 Kms from Pernambut, 25 Kms from Gudiyattam, 54 Kms from Vellore and 189 Kms from Chennai. This scenic hill temple is situated on the Gudiyatham – Ambur route at a place called Kailasagiri. One can find this place next to Oomerabad Junction, there is an arch welcomes the devotees to the temple, one has to travel 2 Kms on the Ghat road and then climb nearly 300 steps to reach the temple.
If you are coming from Chennai then you have reach Ambur via Poonamallee – Ranipet – Vellore – Ambur. Then at Ambur you have to right turn to reach Bye-pass Road (Land mark: Rajiv Gandhi Statue Signal) and you have to travel 7 Kms in Ambur – Pernambut Road. Before Oomerabad Police station you have to turn left to reach Kailasagiri Ghat road. Nearest Railway Station is located at Ambur (8 Kms) and Nearest Airport is located at Chennai (180 Kms).
Subramanya Swamy Temple,
Oomerabad P.O., Ambur,
Vellore District – 635808
Phone: +91 9600212882
Email: [email protected]