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“Origin of Kaliyuga” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Adi Kumbeswarar Temple

Adi Kumbeswarar Temple
Main Raod, Kumbakonam, India
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Ranked #6 of 21 Attractions in Kumbakonam
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals, Cultural
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“Origin of Kaliyuga”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Aadhi Kumbeswarar temple in kumbakonam is a Shiva temple in the famous town of Kumbakonam in central Tamil Nadu. The temple is situated in the center of town and its around 1000 years old. The history of temple says that the earth was destroyed at the end of previous yuga and at the re start of Kaliyuga, Lord Bhrama (The creator) carried a pot (Kumba) which contains seeds to recreate all the living things in the earth. Lord shiva shoot an arrow at the pot which was carried by Lord Bhrama and the seeds in the pot fell all over the earth. This whole episode happened at the place which is current day Kumbakonam. So it would make sense if we say that Kumbakonam and Aadhi kumbeswarer temple are the origin point of Kaliyuga. We have lot of temples around Kumbakonam. It’s a enjoyable place of spiritual tourist.

Visited August 2012
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Kumbakonam, India
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“ATHI KUMBESWARA TEMPLE”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

Shiva Temple at the heart of city very near to Holy Mahamaham Tank
Backside of Hotel Raya's walk just 10 minutes can reach this temple.
Suyambu Shiva and Managala Nagagi Manthra Bedeswari is popular. For Kumbakonam means Mahamaham and the Temple is Athi Kumbeswara. Inside Temple shops are excellent for shoppers.
All house hold, Idol, Swami Decorating Items avail.

Visited November 2012
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“Must see traditional monument..!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

Great architecture, and an amazing monument..

But cleanliness is a lacking thing one will notice..!!

Visited January 2013
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Chennai (Madras), India
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“A glimpse into the past”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

We visited it during morning hours on Sunday and found some parking on the main road adjacent to the temple wall. The temple itself is quite old and one can see the marks of time in the statues that have started breaking apart.

It fills you with awe on how such a magnificient temple could be built with some many intricate design work that reflects the knowledge that these folks had.

One interesting thing I found, which I did not get an explanation is that there were two Nandis.

A recommend for anyone who is visiting Kumbakonum.

Visited December 2012
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“Very large Shiva Temple”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

This is the largest temple in this town. It is dedicated to Shiva and is welcoming to tourists. Good for walking around and experiencing the culture and peacefullness at the temple.

Visited November 2012
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