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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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Swaminatha Temple

Fantastic temple near Kumbakonam city and one of the six Arubadaiveedu of Lord Muruga across Tamil Nadu.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Fantastic temple near Kumbakonam city and one of the six Arubadaiveedu of Lord Muruga across Tamil Nadu.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

A very serene atmosphere with gigantic Swaminatha swamy idol. However, please be prepared for quite a good crowd during auspicious days & holiyas.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This temple is located at a distance of 10 Kms from the Kumbakonam townand the main deity is Subramanya Swami. The legend goes that this is the place where Lord Muruga teached his father Lord Shiva the meaning and significance of Pranava Mandiram(OM) when Lord Shiva questioned his son Lord Muruga for mocking Lord Brahma creations. And hence the temple... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

This is my seven times seeing him...every time i go there i will forget all my problems and get a rebirth. Tamil with no fees and nobody seems to disturb you.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

swamimalai is the place where lord muruga teached lord shiva the pranava mandiram (om) and its significance when lord shiva questioned muruga on his mockery of lord brahmas creations and arrogance !. after the kumbhabhishekam in its balalayam now, the temple looks fresh and clean ! it is not a hill perse but only a mound !. but the power... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I like this temple of Lord Subramanya/Murugan because usually there is peaceful darshan and not long queues. We reached this temple around 4:30 PM in March and we had a very nice darshan in the normal queue itself. We could stay there for sometime and pray peacefully which we cannot do in many other temples these days. This is one... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

its one of the padai veedu and had 60 steps indicated 60 tamil months. its one of famous murugar temple in tn

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We used to go to this temple very frequently.Almost yearly thrice or five times. Very powerful god murugan.Well maintained temple with sufficient parking.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

This is one of the six abodes of Lord Murughan. According to the temple legend, this is where Lord Murugan gave the mantra Om to his father Lord Shiva. There he became known as Swaminathar. There is a great spiritual quality to this temple as Lord Murugan is depicted as a yogi. It is a good temple for people devoted... More 

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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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