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Kumbakonam

, Tamil Nadu

(Kumbakonam is also known as Kudanthai / Temple town / Kudamukku; also spelled as Kumabakonam / Coombaconum)
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State: Tamil Nadu
District: Tanjore
Famous for/as: Pilgrim
Languages: Tamil
Best Season: Oct - Mar
Weather: Summer 23-37°C, Winter 17-30°C
Altitude: 24 m
Pincode: 612001
STD code: 0435
Kumbakonam, a picturesque temple town located in Tanjavur District of Tamil Nadu, is known for its age old temples including famous Kumbeswarar and Sarangapani temples. Kumbakonam literally means the place of pot (Kumbam). This beautiful town is naturally set between the rivers Cauvery and Arasalar. This city was the capital of the historically important Chola dynasty ruled the region during the medieval period.

Legends points the birth of Kumbakonam towards the period in which a huge pralaya (flood) occurred to destruct the whole universe. Lord Brahma collected all tools and Vedha’s Amrutham, which are required to recreate the Universe, in a pot and preserved it on the top of Mount Meru. In the flood, the pot washed away and stopped at a holy place. Lord Shiva had broken this pot at that place and the Amrutham from the pot was filled in two tanks. The parts of the pot and the Amrutham merged together to form the idol of Kumbeswar, a form of Lord Shiva. The place at which Kumbeswar got placed is Kumbakonam.

Apart from Kumbeswarar and Sarangapani temples, there are many other important temples, numbering almost thousand, in and around Kumbakonam. A rare temple dedicated to Lord Brahma, Sri Abhimugheswarar, Kasi Vishwanathar, Nageswaran, and Ramaswamy are some of the temples. Kumbakonam is famous for the Kumba Mahamaham, celebrated once in 12 years. The Mahamaham tank in which devotees take holy dip is a prime attraction in Kumbakonam. It is believed that a visit to this temple town will wash off all sins committed in the life.

Kumbakonam is famous for aesthetically carved Panchaloha idols, silk products, brass and metal wares, electrical goods such as lamps and prestigious educational institutions.
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