One of Muruga's footprints on JnanamalaiMuruga's right footprint upon Jnanamalai
Lord Murugan's footprints adorn the summit of Jnana Malai. At right, a close-up of his right footprint deep in the rock.

Murugan's footprints upon Jñāna Malai

On the west side of Jnanamalai hillock there is a small Siva temple. Behind it one finds what appear to be deep footsteps in the rock. They appear as footprints on molten lava. Incidentally this is a volcanic mountain from all appearances. There is a local belief that these footsteps are those of Lord Muruga Himself.

There is also a belief that Murugan visited this place after marrying Valli Amman in Vallimalai on way to Tiruttani. Tiruttani and Vallimalai form form a triangle with Jñāna Malai and both can be seen from this hill. Around the hill there is a lake and in the rainy season Jnanamalai looks like an island.

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