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Kumarakottam Sri Subramaniya Swami Temple



Sri Kumara Kottam Temple was built in its present form around the year 1915.

The shrine of Sri Subramanya Swami in Kanchipuram has a significant place in Hindu mythology.
For Hindus on a pilgrimage trip in life, this temple is a mandatory place to visit.
"Soma Skandha" posture which indicates Lord Shiva seated with the Goddess Shakthi to his left, with his son, Lord Subramanya seated between them.

In this temple, there is a sacred Kanda Puranam in praise of Lord Muruga which was composed by the saintly scholar Kachiappa Sivachariyar.

The great Kanda Puranam is considered to be the absolutely authoritative account of Lord Murugan's career bearing the seal of approval of none other than the Lord Himself.

According to mythology, Lord Muruga punished Lord Brahma for his ignorance of the meaning of the Pranava Mantra, by a hard knock on his vortex with his fist and then imprisoned him.

The Temple was finally renovated in 1915.

Hindu mythology finds a very specific and important position for Sri subramaniya swami, in this temple.



Sri Kumara Kottam Temple is located in Kanchipuram,India.The Kumarakottam Temple is a Hindu temple and it is dedicated to Lord Murugan,the Hindu war god and the son of god shiva and his wife parvathi.
The Temple is also known as "Subramaniyam Swamy Temple".The most important festival in this temple is "skanda shasti".Subramanya(muruga) is the main deity of this temple.Two consorts are valli and devasena are found in the main shrine.There are people who believe that Lord Muruga in this temple was worshipped by the saint Agastya.One noticeable thing is that Valli in this temple has four arms, whereas the other consort of Lord - Devasena has just two hands.In front of the main shrine, you can find elephant instead of peacock.

Do & Don't

Do & Don't


  • Do pray your Ishta Devata before pilgrimage to Temple.
  • Do contact Temple Devasthanam information centre for enquiry, temple information and for Pooja details etc.
  • Do reserve your travel and accommodation at Temple well in advance.
  • Do bath and wear clean clothes before you enter the temple.
  • Do concentrate on God and Goddess inside the temple.
  • Do maintain silence and recite Om Namahsivaya or your Istamantram to yourself inside the temple.
  • Do observe ancient custom and traditions while in Temple.
  • Do respect religious sentiments at Temple.
  • Do deposit your offerings in the hundi only


  • Do not come to Temple for any purpose other than worshipping of God and Goddess.
  • Do not smoke at Temple.
  • Do not consume alcoholic drinks at Temple.
  • Do not eat non-vegetarian food in the Kshetram.
  • Do not approach mediators for quick Darshanam. It may cause inconvenient to others.
  • Do not carry any weapon inside the temple.
  • Do not wear any head guards like helmets, caps, turbans and hats inside the temple premises.
  • Do not perform Sastanga Pranama inside the Sanctum Sanctorum.
  • Do not take much time while performing Sparsa Darshanam to God in Garbhagriha.
  • Do not buy spurious prasadams from street vendors.
  • Do not encourage beggars at Temple.
  • Do not spit or create nuisance in the premises of the temple.

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