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Arulmigu Swaminatha Swami Temple, Swamimalai

Address: Kumbakonam 612 302, India
Phone Number: 0435 54421
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Ranked #4 of 22 Attractions in Kumbakonam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Chennai (Madras), India
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Temple is on a small hill (60 steps) and opens at 6am (5am during marzhagi month). Rs 50 darshan tickets available in case if you want to have a closer look at the lord.

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Malaysia
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

A rather small temple in comparison to the other 5 temples dedicated to lord Murugan (there's a total of 6 to visit, scattered in Tamilnadu). The temple was preparing for the Karthigai deepam festival, many activities were going on. Plenty of shops outside the temple to buy prayer/pooja items. Steps leading up in the temple is where lord Murugan is... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

one of the 6 abodes of Muruga in Swami Malai, has ample and large steps for climbing the hills. If there is crowd then you can pay for a special darshan, else you can watch muruga peacefully. Very silent and peaceful

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Very nice temple, one of the 6 temples (Aaru padi veedu) of lord Muruga. I have all the 6 temples and this is one of the nice temple as well.

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Australia
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136 reviews 136 reviews
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

This temple is reputed to be one of the six abodes of Murugan, son of Shiva. Sixty steps lead up to the temple which was filled with pilgrims and music. We watched people receiving blessings from the priest and received a blessing ourselves in return for a small donation. At the time of visiting, restoration had almost been completed and... More 

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chennai
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

had a good darshan of lord murugan decorated with sandanam has seen in photos and i really had a chance to see and got the blessings of lord ;murugan and no word to say more than this and one of the place to visit and it is known as one of the arupadai veedu for lord murugan

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Chennai (Madras), India
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

great experience in a city which has so many temples that you are confused about which to visit and which to miss. actually can't afford to miss any

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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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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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