Lord muruga had taken rest in a place in salem district before settling in palani.This place is called kumaragiri and lord muruga had blessed this city of salem to be famous for mangoes.
People who met with accidents and their relatives come here and worship lord muruga by offering an archanai called "tirisathai archani" to get cured. A flower called virichi along with paneer and sandal paste was offered to lord muruga here.People offer mango for lord muruga for getting a child and for removing obstacles in a marriage. Lord muruga here is north faced in kubera direction as people worship him for getting much needed money for running their life.
Buses going to sanyasikundu from salem old bus stand go through this temple.