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Arulmigu Swaminatha Swami Temple, Swamimalai, Kumbakonam
(4.7/5 based on 90+ reviews on the web)
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 and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Kumbakonam attractions using our Kumbakonam vacation route planner.
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  • As the title of my review suggests, I am glad that I went to this temple. The main sanctum is situated at the top of a long flight of stairs. After Lord Murugan's dharisanam you can head out of the sa...  more »
  • One of the six abodes of Skanda - this is a Holy shrine dedicated to Karthik or Lord Murugan. It is believed that Sri Subramanya explained the meaning of OM to his father Lord Shiva here !! This is te...  more »
  • Visited during saturday with family at around 5pm. car parking facility was available. Difficult for elderly people to climb the steps ( 50 steps appx). Abhisekam being performed when we reached at th...  more »
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  • Temple is good. But the prasadham, which we bought from the temple (panjamirdham) is just liquid vellam (jaggery) and nothing else. This is not good, especially in a old & famous temple like this. :( This has to be changed.
  • lord muruga son of lord shiva and parvathi..he tell vedas to lord shiva.so lord muruga is guru..good maintaing temple..good place for praying and meditation
  • Outstanding Temple. 4th abode of Lord Subramanya. The Holy place where he taught Lord Siva the four Vedas and hence called Swaminatha Swamy. This region is completely flat and it would be impossible to see a hill; the only known hill in this region is Swami Malai
  • One of the most famous, most powerful and most beautiful Murugan temple located in Swamimalai . Try to be here at least once a year for Muruan's blessings. Houses nearby are getting converted to apartments slowly. lots of restaurants nearby to cater veg foods any time. Excellent place to settle down after retirement if your family origins are from this area SG Associates - Kumbakonam