Kazhugumalai is a small village about 22 km from Kovilpatti, between Sankaran koil and Kovilpatti
in south Tamil Nadu
. This place houses the famous Kazhugachalamurthy Temple
. Kazhugumalai became famous by the Thirupugazh
hymns of Arunagirinathar
. Kazhugumalai is also known as Then Palani (South Palani). Other names given to this place are Sampathi Kshetram, Gajamuga Parvatham, Kazhugachalam, Uvanagiri.