Tiruttani, lying to the west of Chennai, is one of the six abodes of Lord Subramanya. Situated on a hilltop, the temple is accessible by road as well as by train. 365 steps lead to the hill, which represent the days of the year. Tiruttani is said to be the place where the Lord married Valli - one of his two consorts. The Karthigai festival, which falls in December, is celebrated with great pomp here and it is one of the most crowded periods of the year. This small town is also the birth place of Dr. S. Radhakrishnan, a philosopher - statesman and former President of India.