Saturday, June 27, 2015

Sri Swaminathaswami Temple, Swamimalai, Thanjavur district.




Moolavar
Swaminathar, Subbiah
Urchavar
Shanmugha
Amman
Valli, Deivanai
Thala Virutcham
Gooseberry, Vajra theertham, Kumaradarai
Theertham
SaravanaTheertham, Nethra Kulam, Brahmma Theertham
How Many Years old?
1000-2000
Historical Name
Thiruveragam
Temple History
It is a popular story that Brahamma the Creator bypassed Lord Muruga when both met on an occasion without offering the respect to the Young Lord which He deserved. Muruga intercepted Brahmma and demanded the meaning of the Pranava Mantra Ohm. The Creator could not answer. Muruga pounced on Brahmmas four heads and put him in prison as he was not qualified for the creation job. He began creation Himself. Vishnu appealed to Lord Shiva for the release of Brahmma. Muruga obeyed His father’s order. When Lord Shiva asked the Son to explain the meaning of Ohm, the Young Son explained the meaning in detail, but secretly close to Father’s ears as this is such a holy mantra which the righteous and wise alone should know. The event took place in this sacred soil.

Singers
Arunagirinadar

Special
Swamimalai : The Soora Vahana Festival (Lord Muruga is seated above the Asura Soorapadhman and is taken around the temple)

Festival
10 day Tirukarthikai festival,10 day Chithirai Brahammotsavam, Vaikasi Visagam, Aavani Pavithrotsavam, 10 day Navarathri, Aipasi Skanda Sashti, 10 day Margazhi Tiruvadirai, Thai Poosam, Panguni Valli Kalyanam.

Opening Time
The temple is open from 5.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and from 4.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.

Address
Sri Swaminathaswami Temple, Swamimalai, Thanjavur district.
+91- 435- 245 4421

Location
Frequent bus facility is available to Swamimalai from Kumbakonam. The temple can be reached very easily.

Railway Station
Kumbakonam

Airport
Trichy