Places to visit in Kumbakonam

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Places to Visit in Kumbakonam

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  • Thiruvenkadam
    Chennai (Madras), India142 contributions
    It is an another example for Tamil Culture and Architecture. Lot of things to observe in this temple. Please take a Govt. recognized guide (they charge around Rs. 400 and it is worth). They will explain everything about the temple. It will take at least 1 hour to visit.
    Written 30 April 2022
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  • Thiruvenkadam
    Chennai (Madras), India142 contributions
    It is a good place to visit for religious travelers. It will take around 30 minutes to 1 hour to visit the temple. Lord Durga is popular in this temple for some parigaram it seems.
    Written 30 April 2022
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  • Willowbroom Sam
    Houston, TX1,207 contributions
    This is a huge temple with a lot of history. Spread over 20 acres, Mahalinga Swamy is the main Shiva idol here. There are five prakarams - each of which is temple complex in itself. Rich history and culture. Take cold water with you after March till
    summer is done. The temple is managed by just 11 or 12 archakas and hence they take a break and close the garba gruham.
    It is a bit difficult to navigate without a guide. Or a local person. There are specific stones on the wall which sound different - hollow- no one know how. Look up ‘praveen Mohan’ on Google and his reviews on the architectural marvel.

    Huge temple. Plan a whole day to visit this temple, oppoliappan, suryan, raghu, ketu, sukran temples.

    Take plenty of water. As always, slippers outside.
    Entrance is thorough east entrance and exit through west.

    The origin of this temple is it recorded, I was told. Mary kings partook in making it huge but the main king, Varaguna Paandian.- The statue of the king is hidden behind the main entrance . See pic.

    Architecturally if you take a sky-eye biew of thanjavur district, all the temple COMPLEXES are constructed as per Aagamq and this temple itself is considered the central parikrama. See picture.
    Have blessed day.
    Written 27 March 2022
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  • giji365
    Bangalore610 contributions
    Serene, divine and peaceful. Its a big Siva temple made a few centuries - around 9th century. The name of the town Kumbakonam is derived from the story linked to this temple. Siva is worshipped as Adi Kumbeswarar.
    Written 1 March 2022
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  • Karthi
    2 contributions
    Visted this temple to attend friends marriage with family members. In the temple itself,marriage can be conducted with prior approval and applicable fees it seems.
    Written 11 April 2021
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  • chitharanjanl
    Chennai (Madras), India107 contributions
    A temple for lord Vishnu at the heart of Kumbakonam. Parking is an issue. Otherwise a God temple in the temple city.
    Written 30 March 2021
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  • Dharmesh Mistry
    Mumbai, India188 contributions
    The Suryanar Temple is situated at the village of Suryanarkoil in the Thanjavur district. Located at the banks of river Cauvery is one of the specialities of the temple. This temple is 15 km to the east of Kumbakonam.

    There are 12+ theerthams in the temple. All nine planets have separate sanctums (sannadhis) in the temple.

    Inside the main inner sanctum there is idol of Lord Surya and outside the sanctum resides lord Brihaspathy facing Lord Surya.

    Suggest to take a guide to get better aware of temple significance and rituals. You may offer monetary benefits as low as 100/- for the guide.

    Offering to lord can be purchased from inside the main temple. There are many vendors selling flowers one the path leading to the temple who may overcharge..
    Written 10 October 2021
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  • chithracb
    Bengaluru, India578 contributions
    One of my favourite temples in Tamil Nadu. This is in Nagapattinam district. From Vaitheeswarankoil it is 33 kms. The location is amidst fields( a lovely sight). The main deity is Lord Meghanathaswami. His consort is Sri Lalithambigai. Significance is to Ambaal. The Goddess is so beautiful seated on the Sri chakra with Abhaya haatha mudra. The pandit narrated that many years back Ambal appeared in the dream of a lady devotee who lives in Bengaluru and asked her to offer anklets to her in this temple. Immediately that devotee fulfilled Her order. Till then no-one observed the sculpting expertise to the deity that there was just enough space around the two ankles of the deity to tie the anklet. Only after that many devotees start offering anklets to Ambaal. This is the Kshetra where Sri Lalitha Sahasranamam ( a sankrit hymn ....in praise of Ambaal describing her beauty in 1000 names .....by Hayagriva to Sage Agastyar )was said to have occurred (Upadesam). So many devotees visiting this temple keep chanting this in front of Ambaal's sanctum sanctorum. Sage Agastyar composed Lalitha Navarathnamala here. There are Kshetra pureeshwarar and a Durgai sannidhi. Very beautiful. The photos are self explanatory. Anyone who is visiting this temple for the first time, please visit during daytime to closely observe all the deities. There are 2 Shivan sannidhis. The sthala vruksham is bilva tree. Every Hindu should visit this temple atleast once in a lifetime.
    Written 15 February 2020
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  • TravelExplorer_2005
    Bengaluru, India1,279 contributions
    A beautiful temple located in the heart of Kumbakonam. The uniqueness of this temple is that the main deity Lord Rama is in a seating position here with Goddess Sita Devi next to him. Lord Laxmana is behind Lord Rama. Also Bharatha and Shatruguna Idols are also there in the Garbhagudi alongwith Lord Hanuman. It is said that the deities arrangements in the Garbhagudi replicates Lord Rama's pattabhishekam.

    The temple is a huge complex with beautifully ornated pillars in the temple. The prasadam in the temple is very very tasty and they give you a big scoop of it to satisfy your taste buds.

    Don't miss this temple if you are in Kumbakonam.
    Written 12 February 2020
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  • Ulagam Strum Valiban
    Puttur, India4 contributions
    Mahapratyangira Devi Temple situated in Ayyavdi most powerful temple to remove balck magic. At Mahapratyangira Devi Temple nikumbala homam to be done on every New moon. If you want to participate in Homam.
    A.N.Dhandapani Sivachariyar (Main Gurukal) Phone number: 0435-2463414 mobile: 09786363738
    M.S.S.T.Karthikeya Gurukal mobile: 09443258103
    A.N.D.Shankar Gurukal mobile: 09443124347
    K. Balaji Shivam: 09843927222

    Note: Some time they will be at Poojas so better keep on calling to book for homamam they attend the phoe you send DD or online payment also.(Speak with Gurukkal for more information)
    Please book it one month before, Homam cost is Rs.10,000 (homam performed only on New moon day every month) If you not able to book but visited on same new moon day to temple if you request gurukal if any empty places in homam place they will allow you, but best thing is book before..but if you came from far places and couldn't contact them through phone they will allow you..
    Written 11 March 2020
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  • chitharanjanl
    Chennai (Madras), India107 contributions
    One of the navagraha sthalam for Raghu. Best to visit during raghukalam. Has ample car parking space. Good temple for performing puja for ragi during raghukalam.
    Written 30 March 2021
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  • Ananth 727499
    Tiruppur, India1,318 contributions
    This temple is very near aaduthurai near KUMBAKONAM..
    This temple is one among the Navagraha temples around KUMBAKONAM.. this temple is the temple for the planet Venus (Sukkran).

    Main Deity is - Agneeswarar
    Ambal - Karpagambigai.

    Very good place to pray for your good life..
    Written 13 April 2021
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  • Karthi
    2 contributions
    I am having belief in astrology and got a chance to visit to this temple based on the guidance provided by the astrologer.
    Written 11 April 2021
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  • Shutterbug_Iyer
    Chennai (Madras), India292 contributions
    A gem of temple architecture. A temple that can match Darsuram ad other temples in the extensive and exquisite bas relief sculptures. Somehow not that much promoted, but spiritually more uplifting.
    Written 5 September 2021
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  • Easa2
    Bengaluru, India19 contributions
    A nice happening place in the evening with its local vendors selling vegetables and fruits, mobile eateries that serve some chats. The tank and the roads around it are nice place to chit chat and hand around in the evenings...
    Written 14 June 2019
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