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Swaminatha Swami Temple - Swamimalai

God - Swaminatha Swamy
Goddess -  
Holy Water -  
Holy Tree - Nellimaram
Festivals - Karthikai, Kandha Sashti
Place -  

Swamimalai Swaminathar TempleSwamimalai is located 7 kms from Kumbakonam. Sri Swaminathaswamy (Lord Muruga) is the main diety here. Swamimalai is one of the Aru Padai Veedu Temples for Lord Muruga.

Nakkeerar in his Thirumurugaatruppadai and Arunagirinathar in his Thiruppugazh have written hymns in praise of Sri Swaminathar here.

This temple is associated with the legend of Lord Muruga having re-initiated his father Shiva by teaching him the Pranava Manthra - Omkara and its meaning.

This temple is built on an artificially made small hill, reached through a plight of 60 steps denoting 60 tamil years. Facing the sanctum is an elephant and not a peacock, which is unusual in Lord Muruga temples.

According to mythology, saint Bhrugu before commencing a penance, got the boon that whoever disturbs his meditation will lose all his knowledge and wisdom. Due to the power of his penance, a sacred fire emanated from his head and reached up to the heavens, which frightened the Devas. They surrendered to Lord Siva praying to save them. The Lord extinguished the sacred fire by covering the saint's head by hand.

As Lord Shiva disturbed the penance, he lost all his knowledge or Gnana and is said to have regained them by learning the Pranava mantra from Lord Muruga at this shrine.

Once when Brahma, the creator was proceeding to Kailasa, the playful child Lord Muruga asked him for the meaning of the Pranava Manthra "OM". When Brahma admitted that he did not know it, Muruga imprisoned him. As a result, all creations came to a standstill and the Devas prayed to Lord Siva to get Brahma released.

Lord Muruga insisted that the imprisonment was a right punishment for the ignorance of Brahma. Lord Shiva asked Muruga whether he himself knew the meaning of Pranava Manthra.

Lord Muruga said that he knew the meaning of OM and can teach the same to Lord Shiva, provided if the latter can accept him as his Guru and listen to him with full devotion and Bhakthi. Lord Shiva agreed to it and listened to him obediently as a disciple and Lord Muruga taught him the meaning of the Pranava Manthra.

As Lord Muruga became a Guru to the Swami (Lord Shiva) himself, the place came to be known as Swamimalai and the presiding deity as Swaminathan. Sri Meenakshi Sundareswarar temple at the foot hill which is said to have been built by the Pandya ruler Varaguna Pandyan from Madurai. The golden chariot is taken in procession on special occasions here.

The stala vriksham is the Nellimaram and this tree is said to be a manifestation of Bhudevi.

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