Arulmigu Ellaiamman Temple is located on Vellore, Ambur, Vaniyambadi, Thiruapathur Highways (Chennai-Bangalore Highways) at a distance of 23 km from Vellore. Situated on the slopes of Javvadhu Hills and On the banks of River Palar, It is Said that Arulmigu Ellaiamman of Padavedu Ellaiamman are the same.


The ancient Subramanyar temple at Vallimalai is associated with colorful legends and it has been revered by the Tiruppukazh hymns of Arunagiri Nathar. Vallimalai is located near Vellore, 16 km north of the Shivastalam Tiruvallam, on the Chennai Bangalore highway.


Subramanyar Temple is a rock cut hill temple located at Vallimalai near Vellore in Tamil Nadu. According to legends, Vallimalai is the place where Valli was born and married Muruga. Here, Valli is in the form of a playful maiden. There are natural springs on the hill, which are associated with Valli. A flight of 300 steps lead to the temple which is placed within a cave. The shrines of Vinayakar and Kasi Viswanathar are also seen here.

The history of Vallimalai Murugan temple is great one. Lord Maha Vishnu's two daughters were Valli and Devayanai. One day they decide to search husband for them. Their wish to marry a husband, who will never get angry. So they prayed for that. Suddenly Lord Murugan appeared before them. They requested Lord Murugan to marry them. But Lord Murugan said them that Devayanai will born to Indiran and Valli will born to Vedas in next generation. Then he promised to marry them and disappeared.

Surapadman,the Asuran disturbed everyone in Indiralogam. So everyone fall in the feet with Lord Murugan to protect them from Asuran. Lord Murugan accepted their request and started to war with Surapadman. After destroying Surapadman, Lord Muruga visit Indiralogam. By promised, he married Devayanai, the daughter of Indiran.

The temple organizes the annual Brahmotsavam in the month of Maasi (February). Padi Utsavam is celebrated on Tamil New Year’s Day in the month of April.

Katpadi Junction Railway Station is the nearest railhead, which is about 5 km from Vellore town.

Opening time of Temple 7am to 6pm.

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