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Uppiliappan Temple, Kumbakonam

Address: Thanjavur, Kumbakonam, India
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Ranked #3 of 22 Attractions in Kumbakonam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Malaysia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
40 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

This is a must see for those who are Vaishnavites (Vishnu devotees). It is one of the 108 Divya Desam temples. The Thayar (goddess) and lord Perumal are in the same sanctum unlike in other temples, they are worshiped separately. It is very clean and well maintained.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Temple dedicated to perumal, located 7 kms from kumbakonam and next to thirunageshwaram. There is no dish which is made with Salt, hence the name uppiliappan for God.There is a special darshan in case it is crowded, but you can see god peacefully and there is no pushing around. Very well maintained and managed temple

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Chennai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

-Lord Uppiliyappan (Perumal ) is beautiful, big and gives peace when we look & admire (and pray- for those who pray) -Goddess and Markendaya are also inside the same sanctum. -This temple is about 6kms from Kumbakonam and other temples nearby in Thirunageswaram can also be visited while visiting Uppiliyappan Temple. -Prasadams (eatables) prepared and sold in this temple will... More 

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Muscat, Oman
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

This was my first trip to this temple and what an experience it was! We paid Rs.10 for the special entrance (no ticket was given, only Perumal knows to whose pocket this money goes), but apart from this the experience was mind-blowing. There is no 'jarugandi' business like you see in Tirumala. The main deity is awesome that you are... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Lord Vishnu came to exist here even before Tirupathi Venkateshwara. Very special place, nice and beautiful temple. Praharam has colorful inscriptions of Lord Vishnu's avatars.

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chennai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

The temple is about 6 km from kumbakonam. auto. bus, car facilities are avoilable. This is known as uppiliappan kovil, one of the divya shetram.The temple is one of the oldest and a sacred place for vaisnavites. Marriages are performed hers by many devotees. This is one of the famous temple and during festivals the town is crowded. The main... More 

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Tiruchirappalli, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Its a great temple historic, very little queue, great Darshan. But hawkers really horrible and after you. Easy parking in off street, lots of people hustling past, ignore them and enjoy the Darshan.

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usha5357
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Stay at Hotel Rayas at Kumbakonam and visit Uppiliappan Kovil. It is 8 km from there and takes only 15 minutes to reach. Best time will be the evening when you can peacefully worship the lord. Mam Ekam Saranam Vraja the sloga in the hands of the Lord Uppliliyappan is worth looking for. Each month on Sravanam day there will... More 

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Visit this temple often - and being called "South Tirupathi" or the "Big Brother" of Tirumala Venkateshwara - the god is majestic, less crowd and peaceful. Did a abhishekam and had a close darshan. Worth visiting - if one cannot make it to Tirupati

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Its one of the very old, famous, powerful 'Lord Srinivasa' temple. Here there is no separate temple for God Sri Padmavathi, One can have dharsan of Lord Srinivasa & Sri Padmavathi together in Kalyanakolam, which is special here.

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