Kumarakottam Kancheepuram

Kumarakottam Kancheepuram

Other Temples, Kancheepuram Taluk


Subraminiyaswamy, facing west


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Other Deities

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Kumarakottam Kancheepuram represents the concept of Somaskandar together with the nearby Ekambaranadar temple and Kamakshiamman temple.

Holy Water (Theertham) – No information

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – No information


Saint Kachiyappa Sivachariyar wrote his Skanda Puranam in Kumarakottam Kancheepuram. Arunagirinadar has composed Thirupugazh hymns for the lord here. Pamban Swamigal has visited this temple.


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 Kumarakottam Kancheepuram, Lord Muruga installed himself in the sanctum in the ‘Creator’ (Brahmasasta) form. Saint Kachiyappa who wrote the Skanda Puranam used to deposit the day’s writing in this sanctum and the lord is believed to have corrected it by the next morning. Pamban Swamigal was guided to this temple by the lord himself in the form of a little boy.


Kumarakottam Kancheepuram is in the center of town and adjacent to the Kamakshi Amman Temple.

Stay and Food

Kancheepuram town has innumerable temples which could be combined as preferred. Refer our map to plan your day. Good hotels and restaurants are available.

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