Ardhanareeswarar Temple, Tiruchengode – The Hill
The Hill is about 650 ft. high. One can take on 1206 steps to reach the top of the hill to worship the Lord Shiva-Arthanareeswarar. The hill is referred by many names like Chemmalai, Nagamalai, Nandhimalai and many more. Lord Arthanareeswarar has a unique form here, which combines half male and half female form.
The lord is also known as Madhorubagan and Ammaiappan. It is claimed that this rare posture of the Lord as prime deity can be found only in this temple in the whole of Asia. On either side of the steps one can see a huge Snake with 5 heads spreading its hood carrying the father of the world as Sivalingam. People worship this carved stone Snake with Kumkum and camphor.