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Arulmigu Swaminatha Swami Temple, Swamimalai

Kumbakonam 612 302, India
0435 54421
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Ranked #3 of 27 Attractions in Kumbakonam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
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coimbatore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

This time around, the river near swamimalai temple had a good amount of water, which added more beauty to the place.

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Doha, Qatar
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Compared to the other famous locations of Muruga temples, this is probably the easiest to access. Only 60 steps to reach the top of the hillock to view the deity. The deity was beautiful and though the temple is small, it is a must visit for all. Though it is easy to visit on a normal day, on specific days,... More

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Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Swamimalai temple is one of the six abodes of lord subramanya (aarupadaiveedu). Temple is located at a distance of 5 kms from Kumbakonam. We can see abhishekam of lord Subramanya if we reach temple by 8 am in the morning. Temple has 60 steps which denotes 60 years of panchanga.

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Jaipur, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

The temple is dedicated to Lord Karthikeya. To reach the sanctum sanctorum you need to climb a flight of stairs. However the climb is not steep and even old people can climb it albeit a bit slowly. There is a special darshan ticket of around Rs. 50. It won’t be required unless the crowd is very huge.

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

good temple. lot of buses available from kumbakonam(all tagore bus).we visited during krithigai. very much crowded

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Coimbatore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

There is not much to say, as the temple by itself is an amazing place to be in. The benevolent Lord Muruga on this hilltop is beauty personified and a treat for the inner and outer eyes. A very holistic place.

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Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

One of the 6 group of temples for Lord Subramanya built in grandeur with unique features. This raised temple has good view of the rural Kumbakonam. A must visit for temple lovers.

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Chennai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

This Murugan Temple is one of the holy Arupadai Veedus, the abodes of Lord Muruga, and is situated 5 kms from Kumbakonam, on the banks of Cauvery. The main deity is atop the hill, and his mother Meenakshi and father Sundareswarar are located downhill. There are 60 steps to reach atop, denoting the 60 tamil years. The most important festival... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

If possible, opt for the Viswaroopa darisanam at 7 AM in the morning. It will be so divine and calm. While here, also visit Thiruvalanchizi Vinayagar temple which is less than half a mile from here.

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Chennai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

Our recent visit was for tonsure ceremony of my son and we really had nice time there. You can find the temple is located in a peaceful place with distance from city noises. It is named as one of the six holy houses of lord muruga and hence it is better to plan on normal days excluding festivals related to... More

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