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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 dedicated to Lord Uppaliappan is a calm and nice one.It is not very crowded and one can get a glimpse of the Lord even from a distance. He stands majestically with a very peaceful smile th...  more »
  • This is one of the primary vaishnavite temple in the kumbakonam region. The temple complex will be very simple but elegant. Few chozha age inscriptions will be found around the temple sanctum sanctoru...  more »
  • This is a famous vishnu temple in the region of Tanjore. In Tanjore, it is more of Shiva temples and this is one famous temple for lord vishnu