Pazhamudhir Solai Temple
Palamuthir Solai is the last army camp of Lord Muruga where he graces with his consorts both Valli and Deivanai. This temple is stashed between the wild greens of the Alagar hills. There is a small spring above this temple and the water from this spring contains lots of spiritual powers. This temple is at a distance of 19 km from Madurai.
Saga Behind the Temple:
The legend has it that this is the place where Lord Muruga disguised himself as a small boy and tested the knowledge of his pious devotee and the poetess Avvaiyar, by asking the question whether she wants sutta palam or sudatha palam (Black berry). Even now there stands the naval tree (blackberry) besides the temple and is worshipped by all.
Out of usual the black berry tree here blossoms in the month of October-November (the month when Sashti festival is commemorated) rather than July-September it is considered to be a world miracle.
People come to this temple to free themselves from the sins, obstacles in marriage or child birth and to have a prosperous life.
There are no steps to this temple and so the temple administration started a van service to and fro in this temple. Trekking lovers can use the trekking path on the way to the hills.
Palamuthir Solai is located near Madurai city.
Bus:There are surplus buses to this temple from Madurai Periyar bus stand, Pudoor, and Thirumangalam bus stand.
Train:Madurai junction is very handy to this temple.
Airport:The nearest airport to this temple is Madurai.