PLACES TO VISIT IN KUMBAKONAM

PLACES TO VISIT IN KUMBAKONAM

CHAKRAPANI TEMPLE

The Chakrapani temple at Kumbakonam is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The main idol is seen with eight arms, each carrying different weapon. Here the Lord appears having a third eye on his forehead. Chakrapani Temple Festivals The 10 day Brahmotsavam in Chitirai (April –…

SARANGAPANI TEMPLE

The temple is enshrined within a huge granite wall and the complex contains all the shrines and the water bodies of the temple. The rajagopuram (the main gateway) has eleven tiers and has a height of 173 ft (53 m). The temple is believed to be of significant antiquity…

NAGESWARAR TEMPLE

Aditya Chola constructed this temple during the 12th century. It stands as a great marvel of Chola architecture, building technology and astronomy. Nageswarar swamy is the main deity of the temple Nageswaran. The deity is Linga (form of God Shiva). Nageswarar Temple…

Navagraha temples in kumbakonam

The Navagraha temples are a group of nine (nava) temples, which are located within a 60 kilometre radius around Kumbakonam in Tanjavur district in Tamil Nadu. Alangudi : Guru Temple/ JupiterThingalur : Chandiran Temple / MoonThirunageswaram : Raagu Temple /…

Kasi viswanathar temple – kumbakonam

The temple “Kasi Viswanathar” is very close to the Mahamaham tank in Kumbakonam The importance of this temple is the belief that it is here that the Nava Kannigais (nine maidens representing the nine rivers – Ganga, Yamuna, Saraswati, Kaveri, Godavari, Narmada,…

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