Arulmigu Swaminatha Swami Temple, Swamimalai, Kumbakonam

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Enjoy the tranquil atmosphere of Arulmigu Swaminatha Swami Temple, Swamimalai, one of the six holy Hindu shrines of Murugam. Located on a 60 ft (18 m) hillock lies the shrine of the main deity, Swaminathaswamy, and the shrine of his parents, Meenakshi and Shiva, are placed downhill. Bask in the atmosphere of the ancient in this temple which is believed to be in existence since the 2nd century B.C.E. Climb the sixty steps which lead to the three ‘qopurams’ or gateway towers to see the shrine and offer prasadam to the God. Learn about the Lord Vishnu from the priests. The climb may be difficult for older people. Plan to visit Arulmigu Swaminatha Swami Temple, Swamimalai during your Kumbakonam vacation using our convenient Kumbakonam online route planner .
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  • Visited Swami malai temple during the last week of Dec17 which is one of the arupadai veedu temples. Having completed all other 5 located in Tiruttani, Tiruchendur, Palani, Tirupparankundram, Pazha mu...  more »
  • being one of the 6 abodes of muruga , this temple attracts a good crowd . its a big temple and one has to climb a flight of steep steps to reach the place of the main deity .  more »
  • Great to reinvent our culture. Very courteous than other temples. Well organized and it’s has own charm of the past  more »
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  • Went to this place for a marriage inside this temple, as getting married in this temple is considered auspicious in Hindu religious faith. Kept clean, facilities are moderate. Better to visit in a non crowdy time like November, or a non rainy season. Sufficient connectivity and hotels are available.
  • One of the famous Lord Murugan (Lord Subrahmanya/Karthikeya)Temples. Very big temple with lots of parking place. A must visit when you are at Kumbakonam.
  • Best time to visit temple at night (Raakala Pooja) Pleasant and good Dharshan
  • One of the biggest Temple of Kumara Swamy in India. Temple premises are too neat. Good place to stay. Lodging facilities are available.
  • More than 6 feet Lord swminathan (Murugan) is mesmerising. All the sin will go if u do darshan. Temple maintained clean and crowd puller. The pain point is the archakars who always standing like pillar and hiding the God most of the time. It irritates. You have to peep thro to have darshan. Apart few minutes darshan make you peaceful. Muruga charanam.

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