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Arulmigu Swaminatha Swami Temple, Swamimalai, Kumbakonam

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4.6/5 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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  • 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...  read 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...  read more »
  • Wonderful of the key temples of lord Muruga. It was a long due for our family and had a great mental satisfaction. 
  • It's a great temple of Lord Muruga. It's also one of his six "PADAI VEEDU". A nice shrine on a man made hillock. Lord Muruga is here SWAMINATHA SWAMY.
  • It s one of the different temples of Lord Muruga. Temple praharam s so big and s a good serenity. The east entrance has a big Vinayagar and above that u can see a painting of a lingam, which s very different that u can see from any side the lingam faces u..... Everyone can see that wonder..
  • Beatiful temple. Very friendly iyers. A must visit.
  • Mesmerising temple and divine to watch abishekam
  • Very well maintained. Must visit place.
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