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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  • It was a sudden visit and the sudden reaction is priceless.. Completely spiritual Karthikeya Temple.  more »
  • One of the six abode of lord Murugan. Well maintained temple. About 3-6hours can be spent. Best hindu traditional place.  more »
  • One of the beautiful temples in Kumbakonam dedicated to Lord Karthikeya . The architecture is superb and it's wonderful to see the typical methods of worship .  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.
  • 4th house among the 6houses of Lord muruga. Temple is over a small hill. This is the place where Lord muruga taught the meaning of OM to Lord Shiva. Beautiful dharsan. This temple famous for marriage and ear piercing. Very well maintained.
  • Best experience. Felt the blessings of the eternal Lord Muruga. Peaceful place.
  • IT IS THE VERY HOLY TEMPLE. LORD MURUGA BLESS ALL THE PEOPLE COME TO HIS 4TH HOUSE. THE TEMPLE HAS WONDERFUL SCENERY.BECAUSE , IT HAS CAUVERY RIVER. FROM KUMBAKONAM IT IS EASY TO REACH .THERE ARE LOT OF MINIBUSES AND TOWN BUSES GOING TO SWAMI MALAI.THE WAY TO SWAMI MALAI IS ALSO SCENIC AND WONDERFUL
  • Swami Malai is located near Kumbakonam (About 6 Kms) and Well connected by Town Buses. This is one of the Six Abodes of Lord Muruga known as Arupadaiveedu. The Temple is situated on what would have been a Hillock. But now, the Hill is not visible. We have to climb about 150 Steps. As per mythology, Lord Muruga was said to have explained Veda to his father Shiva. Hence known as Thagappan Swami. Not much rush on normal days, enabling us to have a Peaceful Darshan of Muruga to our heart's content. On Krithigai days and other Festival days, there would heavy rush.

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