Skandasramam Murugan Temple, Salem
Skandasramam Murugan Temple is located at Udayapatti, Salem. The temple resides on a hill lock surrounded by the serene beauty of the nature.
As the name suggests, here main deity is Lord Muruga along with other deities. Lord Ganesha is huge and has five faces and is named as Panchamukha Vinayagar. Even Lord Anjaneya is five faced here. This temple is the only place where Goddess Shakthi and her son Lord Muruga face each other to give bliss and blessings to the devotees.
People pray for child birth, wealth and prosperity. Skandasramam was built by Skandananda in the 20th century.
It is believed that Lord Muruga appeared in the dreams of Skandananda and ordered him to build a temple dedicated to him. Since then, the sage started searching for an apt place and finally settled down at the Udayapatti hill lock and raised a temple.
There are two small hairpin bends that take you to the temple. You can climb up the hill enjoying the natural beauty surrounding the place.
The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. To 12.00 a.m. And from 4.00 p.m. To 9.30 p.m. Visit the place when you visit Salem and stay blessed.