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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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Swamimalai- Aarupadaiveedu temple

Please visit this temple in the early morning to get the complete Holiness of this place. The temple is situated above an artificial hill like place with 60 steps to reach the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Please visit this temple in the early morning to get the complete Holiness of this place. The temple is situated above an artificial hill like place with 60 steps to reach the top. It is one of the "Aarupadai Veedu". The temple is maintained very well. The problems are: Parking in front of the temple and the beggars.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

As per Hindu Culture, it is essential to visit the temple of one's Kuladeivam or Kuldevtha or Family Deity where one fore-fathers have been paying obeisance. I visited this temple to pray to Lord Swaminatha Swami, a manifestation of Muruga or Karthik. As per the legends, the Lord Muruga preached the Pranava Manthra 'OM' to his Dad, Lord Shiva. This... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

had darshan of The lord on adi kirthigai day.. he looked so beautiful with all the alangaram Crowd was well managed by the security persons.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We went in the morning after Thiruvalanchuzhi Ganesha temple. Bought the special entry ticket which helped us get a closer darshan of the Lord.

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Bhilai, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

For people who love to walk, they can climb those long winding stairs to reach the temple. otherwise vehicles go upto the temple itself. a little crowded on special days.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

this is one of the 6 padai veedu near kumbakonam. murugan is known as takappan swami as he tought omkaram to siva. the temple is on a small hillock. onlly steps are there. the 2 nd stair case is very steep. the temple is very famous and huge crowd turn out daily. the poojas are performed regularly. sasti, kirtikai and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Swami Malai in Kumbakonam is a very famous temple and it is a must to watch. It is Hindu temple located on the top of hill. The history of this temple is that once Brahma went to Himalaya the abode of Lord Shiva. He was the creator of living things in the world. Muruga, the son of Lord Shiva asked... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

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

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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