Swamimalai Temple| Swamimalai Temple Tamil Nadu
Swamimalai Temple Tamil Nadu
Tour To Swamimalai Temple Tamil Nadu - Swamimalai Temple is one of the six dwelling places of Lord Subramanya.
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Constructed on an artificial hill, access to the temple can be gained by ascending a flight of steps.
The presiding deity of the Swamimalai Temple is the Swaminathan.Temples in South India - Swamimalai Temple features among the six shrines consecrated to Lord Muruga.
As with all the temples in Tamil Nadu, Swamimalai Temple too has a legend associated with it.
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According to it, Saint Bhrugu before beginning his arduous penance sought a blessing that anybody who interrupted his meditation will forget all the knowledge acquired by him.Temples in South India, such was the impact of the penance of Bhrugu that a fire emanating from his head reached Heaven and sent the Lords scuttling to safety under the protection of Lord Shiva.
Lord Shiva came to the rescue of the Gods and extinguished the fire with his hand. But the curse befell him and the knowledge that he had gained was effaced from his memory.It id believed that he regained the knowledge by learning the Pranava mantra from Lord Muruga at the Swamimalai Temple.
The Swamimalai Temple has three gopurams and three praharams. The gopuram on the southern side is embellished with statues and has five storeys. The other two entrances have no towers above them.
The Praharam is peculiarly arranged in this temple. The first Praharam is at the base of the hill, the second halfway up the hill and the third at the top surrounding the sanctum.You will reach the shrine consecrated to Goddess Shakti at the base after passing the ‘Raja Gopuram' and the 'KalyanaMandapam.'Besides this there are other shrines dedicated to various other deities and the well with 'Vajra Teertha'.
Swamimalai is fourth among the six padai veedu or sacred shrines built to offer reverence to Lord Muruga. The presiding deity here expounded the inference of the Pranava mantra OM to his own Father Lord Siva Himself.
Mythology says that saint Bhrugu before begining an arduous Mythology says that saint Bhrugu before commencing an arduous tavam or penance, got the blessing that anybody disturbing his mediation will forget all his knowledge.
Such was the power of the penance that the holy fire emanating from the head of the saint reached up to the heavens, and the frightened devas surrendered to Lord Siva praying for his grace.The Lord extinguished the sacred fire by covering the saint's head by hand. With the saint's penance thus disturbed the Lord became oblivious of all his knowledge and is said to have regained them by learning the Pranava mantra from Lord Muruga at this shrine.
Once when Brahma, the lord of all creations was proceeding to Kailasa, the ever-playful child Lord Muruga asked him for the meaning of the Pranava OM.Southindiatourtravel.com is an international travel site and a repository of useful information on
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