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Adi Kumbeswarar Temple

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Address: Valayapettai Agraharam, Kumbakonam 612001, India

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A Must Visit Of Kumbakonam

Kumbeswarar is in the form a lingam believed to have been made by Shiva himself when he mixed nectar of immortality and sand. Temple construction history goes back to 6th century.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Lav P
Bangalore, India
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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Kumbeswarar is in the form a lingam believed to have been made by Shiva himself when he mixed nectar of immortality and sand. Temple construction history goes back to 6th century.

Thank Lav P
Bengaluru, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went to the temple in the morning around 9.30 and being a week day the darshan was very good. It is a very big temple and if you have elders there is an entrance on the west side where one can minimize the walk. If you go in the evening there is a long stretch of small shops lading to... More 

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Vadodara, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

After visiting Brihadeesvara temple at Gangaikonda Cholapuram , we arrived at Kumbkonam , located on the southern bank of the Kaveri . As legend says , shiv’s arrow shattered the cosmic pot ( kumbha ) of divine nectar of creation ( amrit ) here and so the place became famous as Kumbkonam . Built by the early Cholas before the... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

With limited time i thought of visiting this temple and it was something beyond my imagination which i did not expect a Temple which was in the center of the town had so much of history and architecture in the Temple construction. The main shrine is lighted with lamps only so there is no electricity related lighting which gives a... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This temple dedicated to the diety Shiva was built in the 7th century and is an example of Dravidian Architecture, much like many of the temples built in the area. I suggest reading a little of the history beforehand to get a better appreciation for it once there. (Unlike what I did----I am only now reading more about a whole... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Adi Kumbeshwarar Temple is a gorgeous temple located in Kumbakonam itself, and is worth a visit if you are in town. One of the top 5 temples in Kumbakonam in terms of architecture.

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Jalandhar, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kumbakonam--: when North was facing attacks of the invaders; dravidian temple architecture of this part of south India was at its glory. Gopuram (Singular Monumental Tower) enterance gate is the main attraction. Number of historical with some modern touching living temples remained out of reach of invaders, worth visit place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

The key temple in Kumbakonam with the corridor having a variety of shops. You can get all that you need in this temple and around area . For people who keep dussera dolls, there are shops here round the year and I think it is the highlight of this place

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Temples, Churches and places of worship need energy without which they are just stone edifices. This is one of them.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

The temple located inside Kumbakonam and easily accessible by road. The major attraction here is the elephant Anugraha.

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