Kumbakonam and temples in Kumbakonam
Kumbakonam carries different names, Kundanthai, Kudamooku, and Baskarashetram. This popular town has around 188 temples.
And this place particularly known for Mahamagam festival since 12 years. This popular tourist place is situated 300 Kms
south of Chennai. Tradition and arts are the main tourism point of this place. Kumbakonam has gain world fame for the existence
of monuments. For industrial purpose, this is the major silk sarees supplier in the India.
Apart from this, it is a home of much wildlife, and famous for bird sanctuary. A Kumbakonam backwater is an addition
attraction point that brings many tourists in India. This is also known as temple town. Apart from Navgraham temple there
are many major temples in Kumbakonam:
Darasuram airavatesvara temple:
This is located in 3 Kms. south west of Kumbakonam, and famous for art and culture. This is a small town near temples around kumbakonam.
Swamimalai temple of lord Karthikeya:
This temple ranked as 4th among the Padai Veedugal, and carries a sacred story of lord Karthikeya, son of lord Shiva and goddess Shakti. In this temple Karthikeya is depicted as teacher (the guru) and lord Shiva as disciple (the shishya). Sarangapani temple:
This is the most prominent and biggest temple in Kumbakonam. This temple is devoted to lord Vishnu. The temple has 4 circuits and a golden holy tank. Many religious stories are linked to this temple. Chakrapani temple:
It is situated near the river Cauvery. It is the second biggest Vaishnavite temple in Kumbakonam. Chakrapani is a weapon and lord Vishnu used this to kill devils.