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Adi Kumbeswarar Temple, Kumbakonam

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Dating back to the 9th century, Adi Kumbeswarar Temple represents a mesmerizing example of the ancient Hindu architecture, while bearing a great historical, religious, and cultural significance. Visit and see the temple dedicated to the deity Shiva, and reflect on the grand sixteen pillars and towers, the tallest of which having eleven floors. Make sure you see the work of Tamil saint poets on site in the form of a book, which is treasured and respected. The temple a venue of twelve festivals during the year when all the locals gather and worship. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Kumbakonam holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Adi Kumbeswarar Temple and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Adi Kumbeshwara temple in situated on Thanjavur main road of Kumbakonam town. It is just 2 kms away from bus stand spread n 4 acres. The main deity is Kumbeswarar is in shiva linga form and his consor...  read more »
  • Important temples in and around kumbakonam are managed by state government. Pandits too commercial and indifferent. 
  • You might have heard of Kumbh Mela at Allahabad, Nasik, Haridwar and Ujjain - what you may or may not have heard of the Mahamaham Tank in Kumbakonam. It is believed that Lord Vishnu dropped a few drop...  read more »
  • Kumbakonam gets its name from this lord. The celestial nectar mixed with earth formed into shivalingam, hence kumbeshwarar
  • ┬áThe city name Kumbakonam itself is derived from the name of God - Kumba and the slight angle of the Linga and hence the name "Kumbakonam".
  • Very good atmosphere. Historically important temple. Muat visit place in kumbakonam.
  • Amazing Temple in the town. Divine atmosphere. Numbers of good shops in a row at the entrance.
  • The name KUMBAKONAM named after this KUMBESWARAR TEMPLE
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