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Adi Kumbeswarar Temple

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Address: Valayapettai Agraharam, Kumbakonam 612001, India

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Mangalaambigai alangaram was top notch. It is a must visit if you go to Kumbakonam. The temple is also well maintained.

Reviewed 5 days ago
Sathiyakailash S
Chennai (Madras), India
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Chennai (Madras), India
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Mangalaambigai alangaram was top notch. It is a must visit if you go to Kumbakonam. The temple is also well maintained.

Thank Sathiyakailash S
Tumkur, India
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its a historical place to visit but no cleanliness maintained around the Temple.no cloak rooms provided by the Temple/Govt

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Kumbakonam is supposed to be the city of temples in Tamil Nadu - our taxi driver mentioned there are about 360 temples in and around that small town. So you do expect to see a number of temples. One of them of course is the Adi Kumbeshwar temple which, even by their standards, is a massively large temple complex in... More 

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Reviewed 20 March 2017

very nice temple , but can be kept more clean . It is said the kumbakonam town started from milk pot associated with temple history. The tank was empty when we visited, very near to sarangapani temple, if you chose to walk to sarangapani temple, there is a street selling a lot of souvenirs, have too bargain for good price,... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

Big temple and main one in kumbakonam. Must visit when you are inside kumbakonam. Closer to other temples like sarangapani and chakrapani

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Chennai (Madras), India
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Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

This temple is right next to the mahamaham tank. It is again one of the old well maintained temples.

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Reviewed 24 February 2017

We had visited this ancient temple created by the great Chola kings and dedicated to Lord Shiva during our sightseeing in Kumbakonam. The temple complex is huge and we had to walk a long way from the main entrance of the temple complex first passing through a pathway having small vendors on both sides and then through a pillared hallway... More 

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Bangalore, India
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Reviewed 20 February 2017

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.

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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed 19 February 2017

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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Reviewed 19 February 2017

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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