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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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  • great experience to see the prayers and the life around the temple. too bad we can not take pictures
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  • Good place to visit it is one of the most famous temple in kumbakonam.it is equal to thirupathi venkateswara temple.people who does not able to visit thirupathy they come and made their kannikais here...  more »
  • Un like many divyadesam, here at Uppiliappan one gets great darshan, the way temple is built, one can get darshan from distance.  more »