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Adi Kumbeswarar Temple


14.5/5(33 Ratings)

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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Jagdish Raval3.9/5

415 reviews

Temple of Lord Shiva

On 3rd day of our twelve days religious personal tour in pious Shravan month from Chennai to Trivandrum by taxi, we visited this holy temple. It was our 4th destination of the day. The temple is dedicated to the Lord Shiva. Lord Shiva is worshiped as Adi Kumbeswarar and is represented by the lingam. His consort Parvati is depicted as Mangalambigai Amman. A glorious architecture structure spread out on 8 acres land. The tallest is the eastern tower, with 11 stories and a height of 128 feet. The present masonry structure was built during the Cholas dynasty in the 9th century, while later expansions are attributed to Vijayanagar rulers of the Thanjavur Nayaks of the 16th century which reminds us of our glorious past. It is located at a distance of 40 kilometres from Thanjavur. A nice visit. Must visit place for devotee of Lord Shiva.

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Ananth Pranesh3.9/5

95 reviews

Huge temple with lots of shops

Adi Kumbeshwara temple is huge and has lot of space in front. But the entrance looks very narrow.Temple is adjacent to Mahamaham tank.It is usually crowded. The road leading to temple has plenty of shops.Temple has a tall gopuram ( tower) with intricate carving.

Arun Rajan4.3/5

140 reviews

A temple which got the city name

This temple has a great historic value associated with it. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and it is believed that Lord Shiva came front Kumbh and hence got the temple name and city name associated to Kumbh. The city is a temple city with many temples in same place and all of them have historic value and a story associated with them.


6 reviews

Very old temple with nice darshan

We reached the lodge at 6. 30 am and by 8. 00 am we started to temples. It is a temple town, surrounded by nearly 13 very old temples. It covers both Shiva and Perumal temples. We told the hotel people to help for arranging an auto and they also called a reliable auto man. Initially we planned for the local temples of Kumbakonam. By 10. 30 am we finished nearly 13 famous local temples, we again planned and covered the temples of "sarabeswar" at Thirubhuvanam and "Shiva" at Thiruvidaimaruthur which are around 18 kms from Kumbakonam. We came back around 1 pm to start my next train journey to Trichy at 2. 30 pm

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Muthusamy Muthusamy4.6/5

184 reviews

Shiva Temple with historic value

This temple is located in the place where the Kumbam came a floating and resided, from then here it's believed that all the living creations born in this world. This is auspicious from those who were born in the Kumbha Rasi. The sculptures in the temple were so beautiful that one can spent a lot more time here.


7 reviews

Worshipful place

Marvellous architecture with a lot of religious activities. The grandeur attracts people from all walks of life. A person who visits Kumbakonam should not miss this divinity. I am proud of our ancient rulers.


4 reviews

I feel like visiting always

Super place and good temple to visit with family. If you sit there for 30 minutes, you will get peace of mind there. Temple is clean and neat, no Beggars are there inside the temple. Free air and good DARSHAN OF BALAJI.

Ramasastry Patnala4.3/5

21 reviews

The temple that named the city

We can have cofortable Darshan of Lord Siva. It is very good and big temple as we found normally throughout Tamilnadu. Majority of temples in thastate have excellent architecture.Legend says a pot (Kumbha)filled with Devine nectar and carried by Brahma fallen here at the instance of Siva. Hence the city got the name and Siva appears as Kumbheswara.

Saikrupa Nalkur5.0/5

8 reviews

Beautiful ancient temple

Beautiful ancient temple, can spend at least 2 hours here, we were running short of time, hence had to rush through the place. Plan of your visit in such a way that you can spend at least half a day here.

Narayanan S5.0/5

38 reviews

Large temple with stone sculpture

Kumbakonam perhaps derives its name from Kumbeswarar temple. It is a large temple with imposing stone sculpture - they are just beautiful. The lord and amman are imposing, commanding and magnificent. Like all other Hindu temples the temple is open from around 5. 30 a. M to 9. 00 in the night with break between 12 to 4. 30. People are generally friendly and helpful, do not expect a total cleanliness - spick and span surroundings and noise free atmosphere.

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Photos of Adi Kumbeswarar Temple

Adi Kumbeswarar Temple, Kumbakonam

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Jagdish Raval

Adi Kumbeswarar Temple, Kumbakonam
Adi Kumbeswarar Temple, Kumbakonam

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Jagdish Raval

Adi Kumbeswarar Temple, Kumbakonam
Adi Kumbeswarar Temple, Kumbakonam

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Ananth Pranesh

temple entrance
Adi Kumbeswarar Temple, Kumbakonam

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Ananth Pranesh

temple quadrangle

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