It is believed that the siddhas are still residing in the kathavu malai shivan temple in Thandikudi Shivan Kovil. Lord Shiva sits at the height of the mountain, 1670 meters above sea level. The caves amidst the rocks in the temple are breathtaking. One hundred meters away, you can reach Kolai on the edge of the hill. When you see this temple from the rural areas of Pachalur, it is known as the Kathavu Malai because of the rocks on either side.
The Kathavu Malai shivan temple is located on more elevation place, no road facility, 2 hrs walking to go for the place. The place has more natural aspects and caves