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Uppiliappan Temple, Kumbakonam, Kumbakonam
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Admire an impressive five-tiered gateway tower covered with elaborate colored carvings at Uppiliappan Temple, Kumbakonam, an important Hindu temple dedicated to Venkateswara, an avatar of Lord Vishnu. Constructed in Dravidian style of architecture in late 8th century, the temple features exquisite paintings of ten avatars of Vishnu and images of Lord Rama, Lord Garuda Azhwar and Hanuman. A holy tank inside the temple premises and its gardens provide calm and restful atmosphere to numerous visitors. Check out a mahout riding a decorated temple elephant through a pillared corridor out in the holy tank located on temple’s premises. Make Uppiliappan Temple, Kumbakonam a part of your Kumbakonam vacation plans using our Kumbakonam tour planner.
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This temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. This is one of the 108 Divya Deshams of Vishnu Bhaktas. It is said to be second Tirupathi. Those who cannot visit Lord Venkatesha at Tirumala can visit this te... read more »
The deity is very beautiful and tall. But this temple is very commercial. Even just for ashirvadham they are charging and the environment is not as clean as it should be.
Has the tendency to calm your mind. Beautiful perumal. Sakkarapongal is very famous here. Most of the houses in the temple street will provide you with homely food for a very nominal charge.
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