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Kumbakonam Temples




A List of Temples in Kumbakonam

Adi Kumbeswarar Temple:

Adi Kumbeswarar temple is a famous Hindu dedicated to God Shiva located at the center of the Kumbakonam town. One of the famous Hindu festivals of Mahamaham is associated with this temple. This is the ancient temple for more than 1300 years old.

Ramaswamy Temple:

Ramaswamy temple is located at near Adi Kumbeswarar temple dedicated to God Rama and Sita.

Chakrapani Temple:

Chakrapani temple is located at about 1.2km North Ramaswamy temple. The main deity is Chakraraja with Sudharsana Chakra. The important and peculiar point about this temple is that "Vilva Archana" which is normally performed for God Shiva temples is also performed here for the God Vishnu.

Kasi Viswanathar Temple:

Kasi Viswanathar Temple is located very near to the Mahamaham Tank. The main Deity is one of the Shiva Avatar Kasi Viswanathar & Visalakshi. The important point about this temple is the 9 Holy Rivers (Navakanniyar) which names are Ganga,Yamuna, Narmadha, Saraswati, Kavery (Ponni), Godaveri, Tungabhatra, Krishna and Sarayu.

Nageshwaran Temple:

Nageshwaran temple is located at near Kumbakonam old bus stand, dedicated to God Shiva in the guise of Nagaraja, the serpent King. Aditya Chola constructed this temple during the 12th Century. It stands as a great marvel of Chola Architecture and building technology.

Sarangapani Temple:

Sarangapani Temple is located at Kumbakonam Bazaar Street, dedicated to God Vishnu. This temple holds the place for the tallest temple tower in south Asia, before built the Sri Rangam Temple Tower.

Someswar Temple:

Someswar temple is located at south part of Sri Sarangapani Temple. The temple faces east with 5-tier tower at the entrance. The architectural style and element of this temple resembles the Dravidian Architecture of 13th Century of the Chola period.

Airavateswarar Temple:

Airavateshwarar temple is located at Darasuram, 4km of west from Kumbakonam. Airavath is the Holy White Elephant. This temple constructed by Rajendra Chola is the example of 12 Century Chola Architecture. This is temple is one of the tourist part of Kumbakonam.