Kumbakonam , Tamil Nadu


Kumbakonam is known for its temples and maths. There are around 188 Hindu temples within the Municipal limits of Kumbakonam. Apart from these, there are several thousand temples around the town hereby giving the town the sobriquets Temple Town and City of Temples.The most important temples present in Kumbakonam ae the Sarangapani temple, the Kumbeswara temple and the Ramaswamy temple.

How to reach:

By Train - Regular train services are available connecting Kumabkonam with Chennai and Coimbatore.

By Road - Connects Kumbakonam with Trichy

By Air - Trichy, the nearest airport, is 86 km away, connecting to Chennai and other Cities.

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Kumbeswarar Temple

Adi Kumbeswarar temple is the major one among the Saivite temples and located in the centre of Kumbakonam at Big Bazaar Street. Shri Adhi Kumbeswara is the presiding deity of Kumbakonam and Manthrapeeteswari Mangalambika is the lord's Consort.

Nageswarar Temple

Nageswaran Temple, is dedicated to Shiva in the guise of Nagaraja, the serpent king. Also known as "Koothandavar Kovil", it is located near the Kumbakonam old bus stand. 

Kasi Viswanathar Temple

Here the main deity is Kasi Viswanathar/Visalakshi. The important and peculiar point about this temple is the navakanniyar, which are the 9 holy rivers. It is believed that the mahamaham function is closely associated with the 9 presiding deities namely Ganga, Yamuna, Narmada, Saraswati, Kaveri, Godavari, Tungabhatra, Krishna and Sarayu. Another important part is the stala lingam present in the southern part of the temple.

Swamimalai Murugan Temple

 It is one among the six famous temples (Arupadai Veedu) of Lord Muruga. This is the place where the Lord murugan in childhood taught the meaning of mandra "OM" to his father Lord Siva. Lord Murugas Fourth home.

Sarangapani Temple

This famous pancharanga kshetram is in the midst of the busy market place. his twelve storied 147 feet (45 m) high temple was built by the Nayak kings during the 15th century.

Chakkarapani Temple

The important and peculiar point about this temple is that Vilva (Bilwa) archana which is normally performed in Shiva temples is also performed here for the Perumal.

Mahamagam Tank

Masimaham is an annual event that occurs in the Tamil month of Masi (February–March) in the star of Magam. Once in twelve years, when the planet Guru (Jupiter) enters Simha (Leo) sign, the Kumbh Mela festival of South India is celebrated at Mahamaham tank.

Someshwar Temple

Someswar Temple is situated in the southern portion of Sri Sarangapani temple. 

Munishwar Jain Temple

This temple is located in the southern side of Kumbeswarar temple, western side of Ramasamy temple and northern side of Bramman tewmple. 


Koothanur is the only temple in Tamil Nadu for the goddess Saraswathi. Saraswati is considered as the goddess of knowledge so people believe that if they worship this deity they will become good in knowledge


Sri Thenupureeswarar temple at Pateeswaram, 5 km south-east of Kumbakonam, was constructed during the 16th century by Govinda Dikshithar, a Minister of Nayak King Acchathappa.

Sri Oppiliappan Temple

 Vishnu is worshiped as Uppiliappan and his consort Lakshmi and Bhuma Devi.As per the legend, the temple Neyvethiyam (food offering in the temple) is always prepared without salt in the food.

Navagraha Temples & Timings

Suriyanar Temple           06.00 am-12.30 pm & 04.00 pm-8.00 pm

Chandran (Moon)            07.00 am-08.00 pm

Angarahan (Mars)           06.00 am-01.00 pm & 04.00 pm-09.00 pm (Vaitheewaran Temple)

Budhan (Mercury)           06.00 am-12.00 pm & 04.00 pm-09.00 pm (Thiruvenkadu)

Guru (Jupitor)                 06.00 am-01.00 pm & 04.00 pm-09.00 pm (Alangudi)

Sukran ( Venus)              07.00 am- 12.30 pm &04.00 pm-08.00 pm (Kanjanoor)

Saneeswaran (Saturn)     06.00 am- 01.00 pm & 04.00 pm -09.00 pm (Thirunallaru)

Raghu                            06.00 am-01.00 pm& 04.00 pm- 08.30 pm (Thirunageswaram)


Kedu                              07.00 am- 12.00 pm& 04.00pm- 08.00 pm(Keelaperumpallam) 




Thiruvalanjuzhi Vinayakar Temple

 This temple is located in small village "Thiruvalansuzi" which is 4 km from Kumbakonam and 2 km from Swamimalai. The name "Thiruvalansuzi" has come because the Cauvery river prayed the lord Siva by doing pradhaksana from right hand side to left hand side. 

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