Viralimalai: 30 kms. This place is famed for the temple of Subramanya on a small hillock situated amidst beautiful surroundings. The temple on the top dates back to the 15th century. There is also a small cave temple on the hillock called Chokkanathar Mandapam, where it is said that Arunagirinathar was blessed by the deity with the powers of Ashtasiddhi. The saint sang in praise of the Lord first at Vayalur and then at Viralimalai. The main deity is the six faced Subramanya seated on peacock along with his consorts. A peculiar system prevalent here is the offering of a tobacco cigar to the deity during the night worship. A fine peacock sanctuary has been developed at this place. Buses are available from the city.