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Arulmigu Swaminatha Swami Temple, Swamimalai

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Address: Kumbakonam 612 302, India
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One of the six abodes of lord murugan.

Must visit temple. Mythologically significant. Lord shiva received the pranava mantram from lord skanda(swaminatha swamy). Observing pooja and aarti is a mesmerizing experience.

Reviewed 27 February 2017
Chennai (Madras), India
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Chennai (Madras), India
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Reviewed 27 February 2017

Must visit temple. Mythologically significant. Lord shiva received the pranava mantram from lord skanda(swaminatha swamy). Observing pooja and aarti is a mesmerizing experience.

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New Delhi, India
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Reviewed 3 February 2017

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 the temple was quite crowded we managed to have a very good darshan of the Lord. One can get peace of mind on having a glimpse... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

One of the six Arupadai shrines of Lord Muruga , Lord is majestic , there are stairs to reach the temple , thirumananjeri , Thiruvalanchuzhi , Thiru kanjanur , Sri nama Bodenthral Swamigal Adishthanam can be combined on a day tour .

Thank meghashyam
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed 2 January 2017

This is one of the 6 abodes of Karthik swamy. The place is good for having a peaceful darshan of lord Muruga. You have to climb up some steps to have darshan.

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Hyderabad, India
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Reviewed 30 November 2016

Sri Swamintaha Swami temple is located in Swamimalai, which is about 7 Kms from Kumbakonam. This temple is dedicated to Lord Murugan alias Karthikeyan. This temple is one of the Six Aaru Padai Veedu (Six Holy Shrines) dedicated to Lord Murugan. Here, the shrine Swaminathaswamy is located on a Hillock which is about 60' from the ground level. One has... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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Reviewed 21 November 2016

We booked Abishekam. You have to collect the tickets from the Office at the main entrance down the hills. To reach the temple you need to claimb nearly 40 steps. On entering the special entrance, you will find a counter there you have to register your name. At this point one guy by name Vaithi, saying that he is the... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 14 October 2016

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 sanctum to admire the beautiful surroundings. Do sit down at the temple after your prayers, and enjoy the view, the... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed 28 September 2016

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 temple is for the pilgrims, it does have beautiful sculptures if you are interested in architecture too. The temple walls have... More 

Thank yatrasuru
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Reviewed 6 September 2016

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 the top of temple. Had a good dharsan. Nearby Vijayanagar temple (ThiruValanchuzhi Nathar ) is located around 2 km. A must visit location

Thank Arunkumaar
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Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Wonderful temple..one of the key temples of lord Muruga. It was a long due for our family and had a great mental satisfaction.

Thank Karthikeyan R

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