The devotees at this temple were so staunch in their belief towards Lord Muruga, that the daily temple rituals were observed during the advent of the Japanese invasion of Malaya (1942-1945). It was during this tumultuous era that the Chief Priest Somaskanda Kurukkal conducted the annual ‘Kanda Shasti’ festival. Miraculously, he lifted and carried the 500kg ‘Arumukham’ statue on his back during the pinnacle of ‘Soora Samharam’ (slaying of demon). Till today, many miracles take place at this auspicious temple, if Lord Kandaswamy is approached with devotion and sincerity. The current Chief Priest of the temple has been childless for many years. Many doctors had advised that it was impossible for him to have children. He ardently prayed to Lord Muruga for a miracle, and he was immediately blessed with a son.
This immensely beautiful temple has been turned into an architectural delight. The lotus pond elegantly infuses spiritual vibrancy into the atmosphere, together with peacocks dancing around the courtyard of the temple. The golden ‘kalasam’ (dome) and the awe inspiring ‘gopuram’ is indeed fit to be Lord Muruga’s sacred castle.
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