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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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Peaceful murugan temple

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

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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Chennai (Madras), India
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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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Chennai (Madras), India
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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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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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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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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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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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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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