The Subramaniar Temple is located in Chengam and is dedicated to God Subramaniar. Usually Shiva and Muruga are found separately in all shrines. When you say, "Linga" - it denotes only Shiva. But here, Muruga also graces devotees in the form of Linga. This is to prove that both Shiva and Muruga are the same. This Swayambhu Linga (idol) has been guarded by a five headed serpent. One can see Deivanai and Valli accompanying Muruga. This shrine is said to be one of the powerful sthalas of Shiva - Muruga. Generally, the Linga form represents God Shiva only. To confirm and prove the theory that God Shiva and God Muruga are but one, the presiding deity, God Subramania also graces here in the form of Linga. Fire is God Shiva. The heat in the fire is Mother Umadevi. The colour of the fire is God Ganapathi and the light is God Muruga. Substantiating the theory that all these characteristics of fire are inseparable and that God Shiva is God Muruga and God Muruga is God Shiva, the Shivalinga form is worshipped in the temple as God Muruga Himself. It is also believed that all the 27 stars and Kruthika maidens visit the temple on all Krthika days to worship God Muruga.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- To get rid of Naga dhosha
- To get rid of Raaghu and Kedhu dhoshas
Shadaananam Chandana Liptha Gathram Mahorasam Divya Mayoora Vaahanam Rudrasya Soonum Suraloka Naatham Brahmanya Devam Charanam Prapadye
Meaning -I always take refuge in the 6 faced Lord Guha, who has sandal paste smeared over his body, who is broad-chested, whose vehicle is the peacock, who is Lord Shiva's son and who leads the army of the Devas.
Heyswami Natha Karunakara Dheenabandho Shree Parvatheesha Mukha Pankaja Padmabandho Shree Saadhi Devagana Poojitha Padha Padma Vallesa Nadha Mama Dehi Karaavalambham
Meaning -O! Merciful Lord Swaminatha, who cares for the poor, who is the sun to Lord Shiva's lotus face, whose lotus feet are acknowledged by Lord Vishnu and the others, Valli's Lord, please uplift me by lending me your hand.
Ariru Thadanthozh Vazhga Arumugam Vazhga Veppai Kooru Sei Thanivel Vazhga Kukkudum Vazhga Sevvel Yeriya Magnai Vazhga Aanai Thun Anangu Vazhga Maarila Valli Vazhga Vazhga Seer Adiyar Yellam
Meaning -Oh Muruga, we hail your 12 strong shoulders for they protect us from our enemies, we hail your 6 faces, we hail the Vel, your weapon that broke apart the Krounja mountain to reveal the asura in it. We hail the bird, the cock, that is part of your symbol in the flag. We hail your peacock, that takes you all over the world, we hail your consort Devyani, who was brought up by Indra's white elephant, Airavadam, we hail your other consort, the flawless Valli. And we hail your Bhaktas who worship you as a prayer.
Uruvai Aruvai Uladhai Iladhai Maruvai Malarai Maniyai Oliyai Karuvai Uyirai Gadhiyai Vidhiyai Guruvai Varuvai Arulvai Guhaney
Meaning -O Lord Muruga, you have form and you are formless, you have everything and have nothing, you who exist in the smallest, in flowers, in a bell's ring, in the light. You are the embryo, the life, destiny and fate. Bestow your blessings on us as our guru.
6 a.m. to 11 a.m. 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.