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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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  • This temple is right next to the mahamaham tank. It is again one of the old well maintained temples.  more »
  • We had visited this ancient temple created by the great Chola kings and dedicated to Lord Shiva during our sightseeing in Kumbakonam. The temple complex is huge and we had to walk a long way from the ...  more »
  • Kumbeswarar is in the form a lingam believed to have been made by Shiva himself when he mixed nectar of immortality and sand. Temple construction history goes back to 6th century.  more »
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  • The tall and gigantic tower is visible from everywhere. Lord Adikumbheswarar and Amman deity are well placed and the whole place is maintained well. Clean and well decorated temple. Big entrance with many shopping street. Parking is available over the sides of this big temple campus.
  • Kumbeshwara Temple is one of Fine Shivalaya ( Shiva Temple ) of Kumbakonam . Can find finest Paintings on the ceilings of the temple and the main tower resembles most Temples around in Tamilnadu. With huge Corridor with lots of pillars supporting...
  • Extremely peaceful. The spot where Lord Shiva broke the celestial pot of nectar in the beginning of Kali Yuga and all life started according to mythology.
  • Very famous temple! I wish this very old temple was maintained well to preserve it's nature.
  • I had been to this temple a few years ago. I liked the architecture of the temple. Kumbakonam s famous for temples.