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Arulmigu Alagirinathar Temple
The Arulmigi Alagirinathar Temple, also known as Thirukoil Kottai Perumal or Kottai Perumal Koil, is situated in the heart of Salem City. This temple was constructed many centuries ago and its main features are its ancient sculptures. Vaikunta Ekadasi is the main festival celebrated at this temple, during which, the place is flocked by a large number of devotees. Some of the other festivals celebrated here throughout the year include Brahmotsavam, Pavithrotsavam, Navarathri and Puratasi.
The Aandaal Thirukalyanam is another special occasion at this temple, during which, a special garland is brought from Sri Villi Puttur, to honour the deity. There are two more important temples nearby that are dedicated to Azhagiri Perumal and Mariamman. In 1854, these deities were moved to the Karapura Nathar Kovil, when the Perumal Temple fell into ruins. They were brought back when this temple was rebuilt in 1865. The Temple is about 30 kms from Mecheri Badrakaliamman Temple.