Thirubuvanam – Kampaheswarar Temple

The Kampaheswarar (Sarabeswarar) Temple is  situated in the town of Thirubuvanam near Kumbakonam. Shiva is worshipped as “Kampaheswarar” as he removed the quaking (Skt. Kampa) of a king who was being haunted by a Brahmarakshasa. The temple follows the Dravidian style of architecture. An unusual feature of the temple is that the vimana is extremely…

Patteswaram – Thenupuriswarar Durga Temple

Patteswaram is located near kumbakonam. he temple of Patteeswarar presents a magnificent sight with five gopurams and three prakarams. It measures 650 feet (200 m) east to west and 295 feet (90 m) south to north. Pattisvara, the presiding form of Shiva manifests himself in the form of Linga, in the central mandapa of the first prakaram….

Thiruvalanchuzhi – Swetha Vinayagar Temple

Thiruvalanchuzhi Swetha Vinayagar Temple is located near Kumbakonam. The Swetha Vinayagar Temple (Tamil: Vellai Vinayakar Koil) is a temple situated in the village of Thiruvalanchuzhi in Kumbakonam . The presiding deity is Kapardiswarar, a form of the Hindu god Shiva and his consort Brihannayaki. The temple is associated with a sage called Herandar, who, according to legend,…

Thiruvidaimaruthur – Sri Mahalinga Swamy Temple

Thiruvidaimarudur Mahalinga Swamy Temple is one of the Panchakrosha Sthalas. located about 9 km from Kumbakonam. This temple is mind blogging and i recommend everyone to visit atleast once in their lifetime. Usually, a temple will have a Linga in the sanctum and Parivara Devatas in the temple around. It is a peculiar feature in…

Thirupananthal – Sri Aruna Jadewswarar temple

This temple is located 18 km before Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu. The temple is situated on the southern bank of Kollidam River.  The 7 tier Rajagopuram is facing west and the 5 tier tower is on the east.  There are three prakaras in the temple. Moolavar : Aruna Jadewswarar Urchavar : – Amman / Thayar : Periya nayagi…

Thiruvavaduthurai – Masilamaneeswarar Temple

Masilamaniswara Temple is  located in the village Thiruvaduthurai, located 22 km from Kumbakonam and 14 km from Mayiladuthurai, Tamil Nadu. The temple is reverred in the verses of Tevaram, the 7th century Tamil Saiva canon by Tirugnana Sambandar, Appar and Sundarar. The Temple The temple has a five tiered Rajagopuram with elevated stone walls separating the second, third…

Thiruppalathurai – Palaivananathar Temple

Palaivananathar Temple is located in Papanasam, 15 km from Kumbakonam and 25 km from Tanjore. The Thirupalaithurai temple with 2 prakarams (outer courtyard) occupies an area of 3 acres and its entrance is crowned with a 5 tiered Rajagopuram. Inscriptions from the Chola and Vijayanagara Empire periods are seen in this temple. Here Lord Shivais also…

Thirumangalakudi -Prananadeswarar Temple

Prananadeswarar Temple, a very ancient one is situated in the village Thirumangalakudi near Kumbakonam (10 kilometres from Kumbakonam). The temple is glorified by the hymns of Appar. The presiding deity is Prananadeswarar (Shiva) and the Goddess, Mangalambigai (Parvathi). The main deity is believed to be Swayambu Lingam(self formed).   It is believed to worship the deity here…

ThiruNallur – Kalyanasundareswarar Temple

Temple: Kalyanasundaresar Temple or ThiruNallur temple is located 10 km from Kumbakonam, Shiva is worshiped as Kalyansundaresar, and is represented by the lingam. His consort Parvati is depicted as Girisundari. The presiding deity is revered in the 7th century Tamil Saiva canonical work, the Tevaram, written by Tamil saint poets known as the nayanars and classified as…

Thiruvisainallur – Sivayoginathar Temple

Sivayoginathar Temple also known as Yoganandeswarar temple is located in Thiruvisanallur in Kumbakonam. The Sivayoginathar Temple is believed to be built at the spot where eight Siva yogis attained salvation and merged with the lingam. The shrine dedicated to Chatur Kala, four Bhairavas is famous here. The temple has a 5 tier rajagopuram with a…

Alangudi – Guru – Abathsahyeswarar Temple

Apatsahayesvarar Temple, Alangudi or Guru Sthalam is located in Alangudi, near Kumbakonam in Tiruvarur district. It is one of the Navagraha(nine planets) temples and one of the 275 Paadal Petra Sthalams Alangudi is the holy abode of Jupiter and a divine place where one could propitiate Jupiter. Lord Shiva is manifested here in the form of Lord Guru (Sri Dakshinamurthy)…

Thiruppungur – Sivalokanathar Temple

Thirupungur is a beautiful village about 2 kms from Vaitheeswaran Koil and 13 km from Mayiladuthurai. This place was once surrounded by Punga trees and hence the name Thirupungur. This is one of the three places where Nandhi Shifted aside to show darshan of Lord to devotees (Thirupanthuruthi – Appar, Patteeswaram – Gnanasampanthar, Thirupungur – Nandhanar). Significance:…

Aridhuvaramangalam – Sri Bathaleshwarar Temple

Aridhuvaramangalam Bathaleshwarar Temple is located near Kumbakonam. One of the 275 padal petra Shiva Stalams! You can reach this temple from aAlangudi and next to this temple avaLivanalloor thaevaara temple! A contest arose between Lord Brahmma and Vishnu to establish their superiority over the other.  It was agreed that the one finding first the feet…

Tirundudevankudi – Karkadeswarar Temple

Tirundudevankudi is located near Kumbakonam. Saint Tirugnanasambandar had praised the glory of the Lord in his Thevaram hymns.  Lord in the Tirundudevan Kudi temple should be approached by those in need of medicines, mantras and teachings for a righteous life, says the saint in his hymn.  This is the 42nd Shiva temple on the northern…