Arulmigu Swaminatha Swami Temple, Swamimalai, Kumbakonam

(100+ reviews on the web)
Religious Site Tourist Spot
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.
Create a full Kumbakonam itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Kumbakonam

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Kumbakonam by other users

2 days in Kumbakonam BY A USER FROM INDIA August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Kumbakonam BY A USER FROM INDIA August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Coimbatore & Kumbakonam BY A USER FROM INDIA June, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 2 days in Kumbakonam BY A USER FROM INDIA June, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: June, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Kumbakonam BY A USER FROM INDIA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Kumbakonam BY A USER FROM INDIA July, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 3 days in Kumbakonam BY A USER FROM INDIA June, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 2 days in Kumbakonam BY A USER FROM INDIA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Kumbakonam BY A USER FROM INDIA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Kumbakonam BY A USER FROM INDIA July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Kumbakonam BY A USER FROM INDIA August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Kumbakonam BY A USER FROM INDIA August, kids, popular PREFERENCES: August, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • We went to this temple once.the environment very vibrant. Very powerful lord muruga.Well maintained temple with and clean and have more parking are.  more »
  • Must visit temple. Mythologically significant. Lord shiva received the pranava mantram from lord skanda(swaminatha swamy). Observing pooja and aarti is a mesmerizing experience.  more »
  • Sri Swaminatha Swamy temple is a holy temple dedicated to Lord Murugan.It is located atop a small hill.The temple is beautiful and well maintained.One has to climb some steps to reach the top. Though ...  more »
Google
  • 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. 😆
  • 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.
  • 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
  • This temple is one of the Arupadai Veedu for Lord Murugan, beautiful and well maintained. More powerful place
  • When I went to another place we should want to take any body's help this is very best app to know directions