Mailam is a famous pilgrimage center located about 15 km from Tindivanam
, Viluppuram District
. Historically important, Mailam is believed to have been gifted to Brahmins
in the ancient period.
Subramanya Temple, located on a small hill, is the major point of attraction at Mailam. This temple has two processional chariots, which are used for the main festival of Brahmotsava
. The temple houses the idols of Gajasamharamurti, Kalantaka, Lord Krishna
. Thousands throng Mailam to attend the annual festival of Panguni Uthiram held in March-April.
By road, Pondicherry
is 30 km from here. Chennai International Airport
is the nearest airport.