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kumbakonam Kumbakonam is one of the ancient temple town picturesquely located amidst the two rivers Cauvery and Arasalar. In olden days it was called Thirukudamookku and it is also popularly called as Kudanthai now. It is popular for the Divine Tank in the heart of the city where Mahamagam Festival takes when lakhs of pilgrims from all over Tamil Nadu converge here to take dip in the tank at the auspicious hour. All the deities of the temples in and around turnout here to have dip at that time too. This festival falls in the month of Masi [Feb-Mar] on Magam Star Day. The town reached the peak of its property during the British Period and it was a prominent centre of European education and Hindu culture and it assumed the name as the ‘Cambridge of South India’.

 

Adi Kumbeswarar temple : kumbeswararIt is one among the important temples dedicated to Lord Siva. It is a padal petra sthalam ( glorified by saints and Nayanmars ). This temple complex is 2800 m2 in area and has Four Gateways or Towers on all four sides, the tallest being the 11 stage , 30 m tall tower on the eastern side. Apart from the presiding deities of Kumbeswarar and Mangalambigai Amman many shrines are located in this prominent temple complex. The sixteen-pillared hall built during the Vijayanagar Period has all the 27 stars and 12 zodiac signs carved in a single stone. Masi Magam festival is the important festival of the temple. 9th Century Chola Dynasty and the Thanjavur Nayaks made remarkable contribution to the development of temple.
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Sarangapani Temple : It is near the Uchipillaiyar Kovil junction at Kumbakonam. Lord is Sarangapani / Aravamuthan and Goddess is Nacciyar Komala Valli.
It is one of the 108 Divya Desam glorified by the Alwars of Vaishnavite sect and also classified as one of the Pancharanga Kshetram on the banks of Cauvery. Medivial Cholas, Vijayanagar and Madurai Nayaks have developed this temple during their reign. Lord Sarangapani is in reclining position called as Udhana Sayana. 175 feet tall, 11 Tier Raja Gopuram or the tower is the highlight of the temple. The temple tank called as POTRAMARAI KULAM is located on the western side. Sanctum Sanctorum is made up with 12 columns, shaped like a chariot. Sarangapani believed to have appeared and blessed Saint Hemarishi here. Chariot Festival is the most colourful festival of the temple in the month of Chithirai [Apr-May]. The chariot is said to be weighing 300 tons.

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Someswara   temple
: This temple is located on the south of Sarangapani Temple. It faces the North and there is abig tower or Gupuram on the eastern side. The architectural style and element of this temple resembles the Dravidian Architecture of the 13th Century of the Chola Regime. Aravamuthar and Thenar Mozhi thayar are the other deities enshrined in this temple complex.









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