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Home>>South India>>Tamil Nadu>>Spiritual>>Kumara Kottam Temple

Kumara Kottam Temple

Kumara Kottam Temple

Kumara Kottam Temple, Visit Kumara Kottam Temple of Tamilnadu, Temple tour of Kumara Kottam Temple, Religious place
It is a well-visited temple with two Prakarams and a complete pantheon of Parivara Devatas enshrined in their respective shrines.

In the sanctum, Muruga is in a seated pose. Valli, Deivayani are absent here, but their festival idols are kept here. In accordance with the function of Creation he has assumed, his right arm is in Abaya pose, the upper hand holds the rosary, and the lower left arm is on the thigh in Katyavailambita pose with the left arm holding the Kamandalam. The posture is also called "Brahma Chattam".

Here only honey is used for ablutions. When one comes out after worshipping the main deity, one can see the festival idols. In the front part of the temple in the mirror room one can see the marble figure of Ramalinga Swamigal.

Kumara Kottam is located between Kamakottam and Ekambaranatha shrine. While all the Devas paid homage to Muruga, only Brahma neglected and went on his way. This naturally irked Muruga and he summoned Brahma and asked for the meaning of 'OM'. Brahma could give no proper reply to this sacred word. Muruga chastised him as to how he can administer the function of Creation without knowing the meaning of the word 'OM'. Muruga imprisoned Brahma and took over the work of Creation himself.

The Devas of the celestial world rushed to Lord Shiva, father of Muruga and complained about the action of Muruga. Lord Shiva sent for Muruga and asked him whether he knew the meaning. Promptly retorted Muruga that he will explain the meaning if only Lord Shiva approached him as a disciple. Lord Shiva took Muruga on his shoulders - a higher position - from where Muruga whispered the meaning in the ears of Lord Shiva. Lord Shiva was delighted. But whatever it is, the sin of not respecting his father laid on him and to get rid of that he was asked to worship a Linga (also spelt as lingam). Muruga established a Linga between his mother's place and father's abode (Kamakottam and Ekambaram) and worshipped it. This Kumarakottam is also called "Devasenapathisam".


HOW TO GET THERE

Air : Chennai is the nearest airport to Kanchipuram. One can take flights for most of the important Indian cities and important cities abroad from Chennai.

Rail : Trains for Kanchipuram are available from Chennai, Chengalpattu, Tirupati, and Bangalore.

Road : Kanchipuram is 75-km away from Chennai and is well connected by a network of roads. There are frequent buses from the city to Chennai, Bangalore and other places. For local transportation bicycles can be hired from the shops near the bus stand. Cycle Rickshaws and auto rickshaws are also available on hire to move in and around the city.

WHERE TO STAY
Accommodation is available at the moderate class and small budgeted hotels, lodges and choultries in Kanchipuram.

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