Subramanya Swamy Temple-Kanchipuram

Subramanyam Swamy Temple is located in Kanchipuram. It is also known as kumarakottam. Kumarakottam Murugan temple is one of the 21 major temples at Kanchipuram and is an important pilgrimage center. The presiding deity of the temple is Lord Muruga. The Kumarakottam Temple similar to the other South Indian temples has been constructed according to the Dravidian style of architecture. The temple has two prakarams and many parivara devatas are installed in subshrines around it. The central image of Murugan is uniquely depicted as Brahma-Shasta, holding a kamandalu and prayer beads of Rudraksha. The linga worshipped by Murugan is deified in a separate shrine within the temple complex and is called Devasenapathisar or Senapathi Ishvara.


According to legend, Brahma came back from Kailas after worshiping the Lord, worshiping Lord Murugan On the way he was so angry with him as he did not see him. Murugan Murugan who heard Brahma His name, left and his knowledge of his occupation and books. Brahman introduced himself and that his father (Murugan’s father) had ordered him to teach him all the arts. In the world he is living in the truth. Murugan asked Brahma to accept it The word “word” and “the word” of all things. Brahma was ignorant and begged Tired of mercy. Murugan was imprisoned because he did not know the meaning of Brahma ‘Om’. Subramaniar wearing evening in the seeds of Rudraksha. The formation of the work was done.In this temple the moolavar holds in His hand a garland of Rudhratcha Seeds and Kamandala. Kandapuranam was staged here in a Mandapam which is in good condition even today. It is said Lord Muruga appeared on the stage and cleared the doubts. Lord Muruga of this shrine appeared as a lad and brought Pamban Swamigal here for worship when the latter was roaming in search of this shrine. 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. Later, He assumed the Creation duties of Lord Brahma. In this Kumara Kottam Temple, Lord Muruga installed himself in the sanctum in the ‘Creator’ (Brahmasasta) form.


The worship in the temple is scheduled six times daily.

Opening Time

Morning 7.00 A.M to 12.00 Noon

Evening 3.30 P.M to 8.00 P.M.


  • Kandha Shashti – November
  • Kārtthigai – November–December
By Bus

The city of Kanchipuram is well connected with the other part of the states and it is few kms  from the Quadrilateral National Highway. There are frequent bus services from Chennai and it takes 2- 3 hours to reach. The Chennai Metropolitan and the state express transport operate the services.

By Train

Kanchipuram is connected with the southern part of the rail network and few trains are running through Kanchipuram. Suburban trains are running between Kanchipuram and Chennai beach on specified intervals.

By Air

Chennai, the nearest international airport, is situated around 75 km away from Kanchipuram. Both public and private transport facilities are available at the airport.

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