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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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one out of 108 Diviya desam

Very good temple with neat and clean. An important temple for vainava's. Prasasadam offered to God and Devotees with out Salt. A story behind this is interesting on Lord Maha... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Chennai (Madras), India
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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good temple with neat and clean. An important temple for vainava's. Prasasadam offered to God and Devotees with out Salt. A story behind this is interesting on Lord Maha Vishnu

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There ard some 60 steps to reach the main deity but therd is a huge landing after 30 steps. Hand rails are provided. Was a great experience for the soul. Dont miss this place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the famous holy shrines of Lord Muruga (second son of Lord Shiva, the creator of the Universe). In this place, as per the Hind Mythology, the young boy Lord Muruga teaches his own father, Lord Shiva, the meaning the holy script "Pranava Manthram". Child Muruga, as a teacher of Lord shiva, later known as "Swami". The small hill... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

This temple is one of the Aarupadai Veedu dedicated to Lord Murugan. You can also see Lord Siva and Parvathi Devi here. Best time to have darshan is in the morning from 7 AM when you can see all "abhishekam" and then the "alankaram". The "alankaram" here is the best I have seen in all of the other Aaraupadai Veedu.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

A Must visit place to visit as it has 9 river gods and 16 shiva linga's water at this place... morning is the best time to visit..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

Must visit temple. Lord Muruga in gigantic statue. Amazing Power. Get blessings. It is the place where Lord Muruga preaches the meaning of "OM" to Lord shiva.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

Good experience but only tamil is spoken every where. A great communication problem for other language people. Endowments department should think of teaching English to temple priests and other support staff.

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Klang, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

The temple is located at Swamimalai. The main deity is Lord Muruga. This is considered as the 4th Padaiveedu. There are 60 steps to reach the hill temple representing the 60 tamil years. The temple is open from 5.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and from 4.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

Swamimalai temple is one of the six famous Arupadaiveedu (abodes) of Muruga. It is just six kms from the temple town, Kumbakonam. This temple is a very ancient temple constructed during Sangam Period that before second century B.C. Saint Narikkar sang hymns about this temple in his book, Tirumurukatrupadai. Saint Arunagirinathar also sang hymns about this Lord. King Parantaka Chola... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

Very near to Kumbakonam, the holy town in Thanjavur District, Swamimalai is one of the best maintained abode of lord muruga and one of the arupadai veedu(one in 6 temples of lord muruga) you have to climb nearly 100 steps to have a darshan of lord and the steps are sttep. Aged people may find it difficult. On the way... More 

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