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Uppiliappan Temple, Kumbakonam

Kumbakonam, India
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Ranked #5 of 27 Attractions in Kumbakonam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
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Tiruchirappalli, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Uppiliappan Temple , Kumbakonam is one among the 108 Divyadesam. Situtated in Kumbakonam. Trains &buses plying to kumbakonam.if you interested in visiting temples for prayer visit also Athikumbeswartemple, Ramasamy temple Sarangapani temple Charapani temple.But you need time only to see the structural designs vary from temple to temple. sculputrues .

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shoranur
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Good temple. Better than many temples in kumbakonam. great darshan, Feel like visiting again. Photogenic temple.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Went to Uppiliyappan temple while visiting other temples of Kumbakonam. It is named so as He does not take salt (uppu means salt).The idol is a huge maybe 10ft adorned with silk dress. Seated nearby is Bhoomadevi in kalyana kolam along with her father Markandeyan. She is supposed to be very young(5 years) and so does not know to cook.... More

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Visit to Uppiliappan Temple came up, on my visit to the places of archeological importance. There is a legend on the rebirth of tulsi devi. The temple has a gopuram and sculptured pillars. It has been built during the periord of Cholas and Nayakars. The is pound adjoining the temple. A sweet called asoka smells camphor is given as prasad,... More

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Doha, Qatar
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This temple is very rich and heavily commercialised. We visited and found the priests complaining if a visitor lingered in front of the deity. They complained that they have to make money during the weekend and did not want the pilgrims to stay longer than 10 seconds! The architecture is nice and the temple is huge. However, due to the... More

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STL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We visited Sri Uppiliappan temple during our trip to Kumbakonam. We performed tonsure at a barber shop located near the temple at a walkable distance. This was followed by a quick bath for the kids at a chattharam (meant to be a rest area for travelers) which is located at the end of that street. You'll need to pay for... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We visited this temple, early morning, so there was no much crowd and had a peaceful and a lengthy darshan of Lord Vishnu, in standing posture along with Markandeya and Bhoomi devi. The temple is big and very old, traditionally built, by the cholas and the Tanjore Nayaks. Felt very happy and peaceful after the darshan. There was an elephant... More

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

These is one of 108 divya desha temple.5 km from city of kumbakonam.Very near to Raghu temple.If you visit this temple it is equal to visiting tirupathi bcos he is brother of lord balaji.

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Udupi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Visit this temple, good hotels around and eateries. Also located closeby are antique shops.Another few metres from here is the famous Vrindavan of Sri Vijayeendraru the paramaguru of Sri Raghavendra Swamiji of Mantralayam

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Chennai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Visited the temple around 10:45 hrs. Chose to pay for the Special Dharshan but the regular queue would've sufficed. The priest were polite and didn't rush through the service and most certainly did not demand money once they scented a NRI. The temple elephant was a big attraction for the kids, it would bless them on their head if you... More

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