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Swamimalai is a panchayat town near Kumbakonam in Thanjavur District in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It lies on the banks of river Kaveri and is one of the six abodes of the Lord Muruga. The town has one of the six abodes of Karthikeya and the temple is fourth among the Padai Veedugal. According to Hindu mythology, Karthikeya explains the meaning of pranavam to His father Lord Shiva at Swamimalai. Hence, one can see the Karthikeya depicted as Guru (teacher) and Shiva listening as shishya (disciple) in the gopuram of the temple complex.

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Information About Swamimalai

Swamimalai is a panchayat town that is a suburb near Kumbakonam in Thanjavur District in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It lies on the banks of river Kaveri and is one of the six abodes of the Lord Muruga.Literally translated, Swamimalai means “God’s Mountain” and the influence of a divine presence is clear to see in and around this settlement. One of the six Padai Veedugal, or Battle Camps of the Lord Murugan, Swamimalai houses the only school that teaches the craft of bronze coins in the state. Rice and sugar cane are the two main crops produced in the town...

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By Air: The nearest airport to Swamimalai is in Trichy, and it is situated at a distance of 85 kilometers away. The closest international airport is at Chennai, at a distance of about 264 kilometers from Swamimalai.By Road: The roads are well connec

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