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Located at 5 km from Kumbakonam, the temple is built on an artificial hill. The temple commemorates... read more

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saurabh803
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Vellore District, India
Visit to Kumbhakonam and Madurai

It is a shrine - Temple of Lord Kartikeya or Muruga Or Shanmukha. Elder / younger brother of Lord... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2018
Ravindranath K
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Mumbai, India
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Reviewed 21 February 2014

This temple is located at about 7kms and a 15mins drive from Kumbakonam, The road from Kumbakonam to this temple is good. Do visit by morning since you can have a good view of the city from the temple, if you happen to visit by...More

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Reviewed 24 January 2015

one of the aaru padai veedu temples of kumara swamy murugan. 1 to 4 afternoon break . not so many steps. nice to see if you are near kumbakonam.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Located at 5 km from Kumbakonam, the temple is built on an artificial hill. The temple commemorates the incident where Muruga explained the essence of the pranava mantra "Om" to his father Shiva But Swami Malai is famous for its Brass and Copper statues built...More

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Reviewed 8 August 2018

It is a shrine - Temple of Lord Kartikeya or Muruga Or Shanmukha. Elder / younger brother of Lord Ganesha. On of the most important temple of Lord Muruga. You have to up by 60 to 70 steps. It is a must vist temple.

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Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

Swami malai temple is one of important temple for lord murugan.This temple located on temple Small mountain.

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Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

The temple located Kumbakonam. Hindu temple. The annual vaikasi festival important to this temple. Most of the people attended this festival. The temple is built on an artificial hill.

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Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

Swami mala temple is the one of the most famous temple in thanjavur. We went in early morning. Temple is crowded because of holiday.

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Reviewed 10 May 2018

Swamy malai is a very sacred place for Lord Murugan. The sanctity here is that knowledge holder is to be respected. This is the place where Lord Muruga preached worldly knowledge to Lord Siva. Great art and stone carvings. Temple of almost thousand years old.

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Reviewed 7 May 2018

Not for senior citizens with knee problems. There are a lot of steps. Subramanya swamy temple is on top and is awesome.

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Reviewed 20 April 2018

Visited this temple and like most of the ones that we visited across Tamil Nadu, it has great architecture and is still in use. It will take about one hour to visit- more if you want to admire the beauty.

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Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

Need to climb 60 steps to visit the temple atop a hill and may be an issue for elderly. One on the arupadai veedu for Lord muruga and the only place where temple for Lord Shiva is at the ground level and Lord muruga is...More

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Great place to visit and worship lord muruga. Has to climb some 60 + steps to reach the top of the temple to see lord muruga, Over all great place to visit

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