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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  • September 30, 2017
    This temple is on a small hillock tucked away from the road. It is of the six temples for Lord Murugan. It requires one to climb steps to access the temple. It is quite serene up the stair and nice pl...  more »
  • September 25, 2017
    Situated near Kumbakonam, TN India, Swamimalai is 4th Padaiveedu (Divine Home) of 6 Padaiveedu(s) of Lord Muruga..this place is important because the son, Lord Muruga, taught "Pranavamandiram" (Ohm) t...  more »
  • September 7, 2017
    Swamimalai is a small temple town about 5kms from Kumbakonam. The main deity is Sri Swaminatha Swamy (Murugan/Karthikeya), one of the six padais (houses) of Murugan. This is the place where Swaminatha...  more »
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  • June 29, 2017
    Very beautiful ambience.. Very powerful deity. Will feel light hearted after you visit this place..
  • June 1, 2017
    Go with family and have your prayer. Return with heart full of happiness. Just make sure you are having all your family members around because the temple have openings on all four side. 😆
  • May 25, 2017
    This place is absolutely a beautiful place which I would surely recommend all my friends out here to go to. Settled in a peaceful place , it takes the form of the place itself, giving peace to your mind an to your doubts in life. The Poojas and the aarthis in this temple mesmerised all the devotees . Good vibes.
  • May 24, 2017
    It is one of the 4th padaiveedu (base) of Lord murugan. Here Lord is known as Swaminatha swamy.Beautiful temple with Lord sundarehwara(shiva) and mother meenakshi(parvathi) and Ganesha, the uniqueness of this temple is that there are 60steps one needs to climb to have lord murugan's darshan. Which indicates 60 Tamil years
  • April 11, 2017
    This temple is one of the Arupadai Veedu for Lord Murugan, beautiful and well maintained. More powerful place

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