• Murugan

Kumarakottam Sri Subramanya Swamy Temple


Kumara Kottam Murugan temple aka Shiva Subramanya temple is located in the busy and the densely populated area called Sowcarpet is one of such important temples of Chennai city.

About the Temple

The temple is called as the Vani Subramanyar temple by local people. It is referred to as Kumara Kottam of Chennai, is located at NSC Bose Road in Sowcarpet area of North Chennai. The temple is located at a distance of around 2 kms from Central Railway station. The Siva Subramanya temple is a small temple with Subramanya as the main deity who is found along with his two consorts – Valli and Devasena in the main shrine. 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. As per the belief goes, you can also find the idol of Agastya in the corridor of the temple. The idols of Ganesha, Nagaskanda, Dakshinamurthy, Vishnu, Durga, Narayani, Subramanya, two Chandikeswarars, Brahma are all found in the wall of the temple. There is separate shrine for palani and another for Muruga procession idol. The idols of Idumba and Kadamba are also found in this temple.


Chennai has both national and international airports. The major railway stations are Chennai Central Railway Station and Chennai Egmore Railway Station. Chennai is well connected by roadways.

Temple Address

Kumarakottam Sri Subramanya Swamy Temple,
Sowcarpet, Chennai,
Tamil Nadu, India, Pin Code – 600079.


Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-

  • Protection
  • Wisdom
  • Energy
  • Forgiveness for past deeds
  • Neutralize the malefic effects of Mars
  • Good Health

Shadaananam Chandana Liptha Gathram Mahorasam Divya Mayoora Vaahanam Rudrasya Soonum Suraloka Naatham Brahmanya Devam Charanam Prapadye

Meaning -I always take refuge in the 6 faced Lord Guha, who has sandal paste smeared over his body, who is broad-chested, whose vehicle is the peacock, who is Lord Shiva's son and who leads the army of the Devas.

Heyswami Natha Karunakara Dheenabandho Shree Parvatheesha Mukha Pankaja Padmabandho Shree Saadhi Devagana Poojitha Padha Padma Vallesa Nadha Mama Dehi Karaavalambham

Meaning -O! Merciful Lord Swaminatha, who cares for the poor, who is the sun to Lord Shiva's lotus face, whose lotus feet are acknowledged by Lord Vishnu and the others, Valli's Lord, please uplift me by lending me your hand.

Ariru Thadanthozh Vazhga Arumugam Vazhga Veppai Kooru Sei Thanivel Vazhga Kukkudum Vazhga Sevvel Yeriya Magnai Vazhga Aanai Thun Anangu Vazhga Maarila Valli Vazhga Vazhga Seer Adiyar Yellam

Meaning -Oh Muruga, we hail your 12 strong shoulders for they protect us from our enemies, we hail your 6 faces, we hail the Vel, your weapon that broke apart the Krounja mountain to reveal the asura in it. We hail the bird, the cock, that is part of your symbol in the flag. We hail your peacock, that takes you all over the world, we hail your consort Devyani, who was brought up by Indra's white elephant, Airavadam, we hail your other consort, the flawless Valli. And we hail your Bhaktas who worship you as a prayer.

Uruvai Aruvai Uladhai Iladhai Maruvai Malarai Maniyai Oliyai Karuvai Uyirai Gadhiyai Vidhiyai Guruvai Varuvai Arulvai Guhaney

Meaning -O Lord Muruga, you have form and you are formless, you have everything and have nothing, you who exist in the smallest, in flowers, in a bell's ring, in the light. You are the embryo, the life, destiny and fate. Bestow your blessings on us as our guru.


The temple is open from 6AM to 9PM.

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