Naamamalai, Sivan Karadu, Salem
Naamamalai Hill is located in the Salem District of Tamilnadu. This Hill contains two temples and an ashram. Shiva Temple and Ashram are located at the foot hills. Perumal Temple is located at the hill top.
Sri Somanatheswarar Temple:
It is located at the foot of the Naamamalai. The Agasthiya theertham here will have water even at the peak of the summer. Sri Somanatheswarar Ashram & Temple is located at North-East direction from Salem Railway Station. The Ashram 20 Kms away from Salem Railway Station. This Ashram was established by Subramanya Swami. He was born in Saurashatra family. His surname is Boosi. He got Deeksha from Sri Ramana maharishi of Thiruvannamalai.
By 1904 he established the Ashram. He built a Temple of Somanatha at his Ashram site situated at Naama Malai, Sivan Karadu. The first Kumbabishekam held on 9-5-1951. This date was fixed because, which India's Union Minister Sardar Vallabhai Patel’s proposal of Lord Somnath Temple at Saurashatra shore of North India Kumbabishekam held on the same date. Two other representatives of Saurashatra people attended the North India's Lord Somnath temple Kumbabishekam. For Salem temple's Kumbabishekam, The Governor of Tamil Nadu of that time Mr. P. Govindan Nair was invited. The Second Kumbabishekam held on 14-7-2006. So many Saurashatra people participated on that ceremony.
Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple:
This Temple is dedicated to Hindu Deity Vishnu & it is located at the top of the hill.