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Arulmigu Swaminatha Swami Temple, Swamimalai

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Address: Kumbakonam 612 302, India
Phone Number: 0435 54421
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Good & peaceful temple

Very well maintained & peaceful lord murugan temple. Buy the Rs.50. ticket you are allowed nearer to God for seeking his blessing. The cleanliness & good maintenance make the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Rasweth K
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Trichy
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Trichy
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38 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very well maintained & peaceful lord murugan temple. Buy the Rs.50. ticket you are allowed nearer to God for seeking his blessing. The cleanliness & good maintenance make the temple feel like it was constructed recently.

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Thank Rasweth K
Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this is a temple near kumbakonam some 8kms away.the temple is situated on asmall hill and is dedicated to lord murugan.this place is said to be of historic significants as lord murugan taught the meaning of the pranava manthiram OM to his father shiva . this is one among the aarupadaivedu of lord murugan.the temple is so crowded at all... More 

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Thank lakshmikandappan
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The best part about this temple is that you can have a peaceful darshan. It is not crowded even on special days. It doesn't have a huge number of steps and so is a good place to visit with elders.

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Thank SIyer_2015
Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Around 7 Kms from Kumbakonam...it is considered the place where Lord Muruga had given the meaning of the word 'OHM' to his father Lord Shiva. One of the 6 important places of worship of Lord Muruga. Well maintained temple. There are 60 steps to climb.

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Thank ashokaarti
penang,Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

I am returning for the first time since 1997 and I find that the temple has hardly changed. The temple was a bit of a climb but upon reaching it was relatively easy to offer prayers. It is one of the 6 most important Murugan temples to visit.

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Thank puspanathan
Chennai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

It is a very famous place for God Subramanya. You have to climb a flight of stepsto go to the main sanctum. There are sanctums for others which can be accessed without climbing steps.Best to avoid festival days

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

This temple is just 6 to 7 kms from Kumbakonam city. It is an impressive temple and is one of the six main temples in Tamil Nadu dedicated to lord Muruga. You have to climb about 50 steps to reach the shrine, so it may not be suitable for everyone. But if have no health issue, then this temple is... More 

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

My family along with co-brother family visited Swamimalai template in April. We were able to see the darshan quickly since it was a working day and non-festival day. Swamimalai is one of the six houses (temples) of Lord Murugan. 60 steps needs to be climbed to reach the temple which is on top of an artificial hillock. Typically you can... More 

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Thank Madhanmohan1980
Chennai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Swamimalai is our kula deivam and we visit it at least once an year. No words are enough to explain the divinity attached to the temple and it's a must visit for anyone remotely interested in hindu temples. I've grown up watching the priests becoming money minded and caring least about the sanctity of the temple. Temple management is irresponsible... More 

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Thank Rajagopalan V
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

This is one of the six arupadi temples (battle camps) of lord Murugan. We had a peaceful Darshan and aarti at around 9am on a Saturday morning. Less crowd but there were some school students on temple visit.

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