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Temple on a hill

This was my second visit to Swamimalai Murugan temple. it is a lovely temple, and is so divine in... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2018
harihar2017
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Mumbai, India
Fourth Abode of Lord Muruga

This is the fourth abode of Lord Muruga. It is one a small hillock. The temple opens at 6 AM and... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2018
Pandiaraj P
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Chennai (Madras), India
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Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

It is one of arupadai temple. It is powerful temple. Lot of pilgrims are coming for worship during karthikai of every month to fulfil their wish.

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Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

Neat murugan temple, near kumbakonam, not that crowded, open till 1 pm during morning, then after 4 pm. Anna Dana is superb.

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Reviewed 11 November 2017

This is one of the Muruga temples in tamilnadu with the temple dedicated to Murugan perched on a small hillock. With temples of Meenakshi and Sundereswarar downhill.Very near Kumbakonam in Thanjavur district.and on the banks of a tributary of river CAUVERY. This temple is supposed to be dated to the 2 nd century BC. The temple is said to have been badly damaged in the Anglo French war between Hyder Ali and British, which was renovated and maintained by the Govt of Tamilnadu

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Reviewed 27 September 2017

This is one of the most important of the 6 temples in the Aarupadaiveedu trip. We reached the temple at around 7 in the evening from Tiruttani. There is no hill as such but we have to climb 60 steep steps (each representing the Tamil year) to reach the sanctum. The names of the Tamil years are written on the wall for each step and it is said that sitting on the corresponding step of the birth year brings luck. Taking a special darshan ticket brings you closer to the inner sanctum. We were very fortunate to have a good Darshan, sitting close to his feet. Being a Thursday, we could also see the diamond vel of the Lord. The Lord is called Swaminatha here as he was a teacher to his father in explaining the Pranavamanthra. The temple is a very old and beautiful one, close to Kumbakonam.

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Reviewed 19 September 2017

Unlike the other five Arupadai Veedu of Lord Muruga one does not have to climb a hill to worship the lord. A fleet of around 60 steps or so takes you into a layered temple at two levels. Located very much close to Kumbakonam, around seven kilometers away from it, the temple is very famous and is crowded most times. The temple however is well maintained and manged and can handle large crowds. A large Murugan idol is the hall mark of the temple. Poojas and other functions take place in a grand manner at this temple. To avoid the long Q one can buy a INR 50 ticket to get in front of the sanctum directly. I chose this option as I was out of time and the priests allowed us to sit in front of the sanctum for as long as we wished. This is one of the temples in the Kumbakonam area that is open till about 1.00 PM everyday in the afternoon. Parking may be a problem in and around the temple on a crowded day. This is a very powerful energy space if one is open and receptive to it.

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