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Swamimalai Murugan Temple

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Swamimalai Murugan Temple

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balkivinod wrote a review Jan 2021
Mumbai, India126 contributions13 helpful votes
If you are in kumbakonam- the temple is must and never the town. The temple is well maintained and crowd is well regulated.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Venkataraman S wrote a review Dec 2019
Chennai (Madras), India34 contributions60 helpful votes
As part of our Aarupadaiveedu Trip from Chennai, we covered this temple as the first of 6. We three started from Chennai on 23rd Dec 2019 from Chennai by car and reached Kumbakonam around 11 PM and stayed there. Next day morning we started from Kumbakonam and reached Swami Malai at around 7 AM. It was actually raining moderately all through the way. So the crowd was very less. We had a nice dharsan and spend about 40 mins in the temple before heading to Pazhamuthir cholai. Since the crowd was less and was raining we were able to get the car parking easily. But on a crowd day the parking may be little difficult. The temple is very neat and clean and had a peaceful and great Dharsan. Follow my trip in the series of reviews of each arupadaiveedu temples to get the complete picture.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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@TraveLover wrote a review Nov 2019
Chennai (Madras), India209 contributions13 helpful votes
Lord muruga became the guru for his dad Lord shiva. When shiva stumbles to reply he said you bend down and take the answer from me. Upon his telling Lord shiva bent and and lent his ears to muruga. Thus he became shivagurunathan. Of all 6 padai veedu in this temple Lord muruga stands tall and with different thandam at his right hand. He looks more matured and more stronger in appearance. Temple looks great. In the outer walls of karpagraham hall we do have dakshnamurthy, lingothpower and durgai in all three sides of muruga In the corridor beautifully carved mahalaxmi statue was blessing all devotees. Down we have shiva and paarvathi sannidhi and we took another round. Very divine and hertful peace came and occupied our soul after all dharshan
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Date of experience: November 2019
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rasa006 wrote a review Jun 2019
Chennai (Madras), India211 contributions194 helpful votes
No introduction is necessary to describe Swamimalai Murugan temple. This is a well known place to all devotees and it attracts thousands of them through out the year. During special days-like Karthigai star of the month,Vaigasi Visagam, Panguni Uthiram- unmanageable crowd can be seen at sanctum to have darshan of Lord Swaminatha, a Majestic Swaminatha with His Vel. Many marriages are performed here and we attended one such marriage of our relative on that day. Ear piercing ceremony, head tonsuring, etc are a regular feature here,almost through out the year and in particular during good muhurtham days. At the entrance, we can worship Lord Siva and Goddess, along with Navgraga sannithi,Goddess Durga Devi sannidhi,etc. OMG,Lord Swaminatha always has good devotee crowd,waiting for HIS blessing.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Dhasarathy S wrote a review Jan 2019
Chennai (Madras), India5 contributions8 helpful votes
This is one of the most precious temples of Tamil Nadu - One amongst the 6 holy abodes of Lord Subramania. This is supposed to be the place where he taught the meaning of 'Pranava' to his own father - Parameshwara and hence holds the name Swaminatha (Teacher/Lord of Lord). While the temple is big and maintanened reasonably well, what doesn't work is the surrounding ecosystem. This includes the operation of the TN government's "Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Department" which hardly cares for the temple and it's operations (e.g. have left the guest houses to ruine, no regulated dharshan tickets). Rubbing salt to the wounds are the stinking open defecation around the temple. If aforementioned items are taken care, this has the potential to be a greater tourist spot than what it's today.
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Date of experience: May 2018
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