Kalugumalai Muruga Bhagawan is the much sought-after daivam for
reasons more than one. This hilly tract surrounded by dense forests is the
habitat of eagles and one can see numerous big size eagles flying about in this
area always. `Kalugu', the Tamil word stands for eagle and 'Malai' for hill.
Hence this name is quite appropriate. Lord Muruga gives darsan here with six
hands, but one head. This is another special factor that lures ardent devotees
in large number. Thirdly, unlike in other temples, the images of Valli and
Devasena in standing posture are installed opposite to Murugan, instead of
the places right and left to him. And are looking upon him with reverent eyes.
Finally, there are many images of several adorable gods in the cave and they
are drawing attention. The walls are adorned with the carvings of beautiful
figures that are detaining the visitors long. Nityanaimithika worship is offered
with great devotional fervour. Periodical festivals are celebrated on a grand
scale. Several awe-some sports of Muruga were demonstrated, and they lift
duhkartis to their heart's contentment. Hence unprecedented popularity.