This holy place is linked to Ramayana. Sri Rama rescued Sita after killing Ravana. Rama wanted to seek the blessings of great saints like Vasishta, before proceeding to Ayodhya. He met Vasishta and the latter told Rama that Ravana practiced Vedas. He was born with Brahma 'amsa' and was a strong devotee of Lord Shiva.Since Rama killed a person with great aspects to his personality, He incurred 'brahmahathi dosha'. So, Rama was required to bring a Shivalinga from Kaasi and install the same in Rameswara and worship the Shivalinga to be cured of this dosha. To carry out the process, He sent Hanuman to Kaasi to bring a Sivalinga. After Hanuman returned, he tried to lift the linga but he couldn"t. So he decided to go to Kaasi again and bring another one. But suddenly, the heat subsided and breeze started flowing. Hanuman realized that some trick had been played. He was enraged and cursed the place to become a hill. And his curse came true. The region actually turned into a hill, housing a small Muruga temple on its top today.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- To be granted children
Kailaasarana Shiva Chandramouli Phaneendra Maathaa Mukutee Zalaalee Kaarunya Sindhu Bhava Dukha Haaree Thujaveena Shambho Maja Kona Taaree
Meaning -Oh Lord Shiva who is seated on Mount Kailash, where the moon decorates his forehead and the king of serpents crown his head, who is merciful and removes delusion, You alone can protect me. I surrender to thee.
Aum Trayambakam Yajaamahey Sugandhim Pusti Vardhanam Urvaarukamiva Bandhanaath Mrutyor Muksheeya Maamritaat
Meaning -We worship the fragrant Lord Shiva, who has 3 eyes and who cultivates all beings. May He free me from death, for immortality, as even a cucumber is separated from its bond with the vine.
8 a.m. to 11 a.m. 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.