Kumbakonam is the headquarters of the Kumbakonam taluk and is a town and a special grade municipality in the Thanjavur. It is located 273 km from Chennai and 40 km from Thanjavur.  The city is surrounded by two rivers, the Arsalar River in the south and the Kaveri River in the north.  due to the proliferation of a number of temples here, Kumbakonam is known as a “temple town.” it is famous for its Mahamaham festival, and it attracts people from all over the country. 

Kumbakonam

Kumbakonam

Airavatesvara Temple

Airavatesvara Temple Temple is a Hindu temple of Dravidian architecture which is located near Kumbakonam, in the city of Darasuram. The temple was built in the 12th century CE, by Rajaraja Chola II. along with the Gangaikondacholisvaram Temple at Gangaikonda Cholapuram,  the Brihadeeswara Temple at Thanjavur is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, that is referred to as the Great Living Chola Temples. The Airavatesvara temple, Kumbakonam, is one of the largest medieval Hindu temples in the Thanjavur district. The temple is dedicated to  Lord Shiva. It reveals the legends associated with Nayanaram – the devotional movement of Shaivism as well as the Vaishnava and Shakti Dharma traditions with the saints. 

Adi Kumbeswarar Temple

Adi Kumbheshwar is a Hindu temple which is dedicated to lord shiva. the temple is located in the city of Kumbakonam. Shiva is represented by the lingam and is worshiped as Adi Kumbeswarar. His partner Parvati is portrayed as Mangalambigai Amman. The 7th century Tamil Saiva canonical work of the presiding deity is Tevaram, known as Nayanar, and is classified as Paadal Petra Sthalam. 

Mahamaham tank

It is a vast temple tank located in Kumbakonam. It is considered to be one of the most prominent and largest tanks of the temple in Tamil Nadu. The 12-year Mahamaham Festival attracts about 20 million visitors and The Masimaham Festival in Tanki attracts 100,000 visitors

Nageswaraswamy Temple

It’s the 7th century Tamil Saiva canonical work of the presiding deity is Tevaram, known as Nayanar, and is classified as Paadal Petra Sthalam. it is a Hindu temple which is dedicated to Lord Shiva which is located in Kumbakonam. This temple is considered the earliest of all the Chola temples. Shiva in the guise of Nagaraja, the serpent king. 

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