A close up image of Lord Murugan (also known as Lord Subramanium) with lamps and flower garland at the gopurum of the Murugan Temple at Skanda Vale Ashram in Wales.

Lord Murugan Temple

The Lord Murugan (also known as the Lord Subramanium Temple) was the first temple to be consecrated in Skanda Vale. When Guru Sri Subramanium came to Wales in 1973, the temple building was a simple farmhouse.

Over the years, the power and energy in the temple grew, drawing pilgrims from all over the world. In the 1990’s the temple was completely redeveloped and extended so that hundreds of devotees could enjoy the Lord’s darshan at our daily pujas. Read more of our history.

Visiting the temple

The temple is open for pujas every day at 05:00, 13:30 and 21:00. It is closed to the public at all other times. Every Sunday at 1:30pm we perform a mahabishekam to Lord Murugan, and the highlight of the month is a full moon mahabishekam to Lord Shanmukha – please check our puja calendar to find out when these occur.

  • You’ll find the Murugan Temple near the entrance, by the main car park and reception.
  • The gopurum curtain in the Lord Murugan Temple is usually closed during pujas. It is open on Tuesdays at the 5am puja, Fridays at 5am and 9pm, and Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30 pm. In addition, it will also be open for mahabishekams during festivals held in the Murugan Temple.
  • If you have eaten meat, poultry or fish three days before coming to Skanda Vale, we ask that you remain at the back of the Murugan Temple – the monks will bring aarthi, vibhuti and prasadam to you.
  • If you have young children who are noisy or restless, please also remain at the back of the Temple, so as not to disturb the devotions.
“Can you imagine within yourself this immense power, the power of the Shakti, and energy of God… there endowed in you?

It is hidden within you because of karma… like a cloud covering the sun. Until you have slowly paid some part of that karma you can’t see it – and it hides from you.

But it plays an amazing part in your life, always urging you to go forward, to discover God. Because that entity of energy within you, Maha Shakti, is telling you quietly within yourself, that this is not enough.”Guru Sri Subramanium

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