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Address: Thanjavur District, Kumbakonam 612001, India
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This 12th-century Chola temple is a compact gem.

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in this temple Saptha sura Stone is awesome from stone sound will came amazing Chola's Bulding technologies

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Kumbakonam, India
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Kumbakonam, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

in this temple Saptha sura Stone is awesome from stone sound will came amazing Chola's Bulding technologies

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Mumbai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice temple to visit despite the head. Parvati and Shiv ji have their own temples and it is very well made.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

In Kumbakonam most of the temples are visited for spiritual purposes but this is one must visit temple for art and great stone work.

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Mysuru (Mysore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The history of the temple is defied here and the temple here is the one of the famous temple built by cholas resided by lord airavatheswara..

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

This temple, dedicated to Airavatheswarar (Shiva, worshipped by Airavatha, Indira's elephant) is not like other ones in Kumbakonam. It is a Protected Monument maintained by Archeological Dept of GoI. The significance lies in its close resemblance to the Thanjavur Periya Koil. No wonder because this has been built by Chola king Raja Raja II, grandson of Raja Raja I who... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Visited several times, never cease to be amazed by this temple's scale, majesty, and timeless beauty. This is one of three grand temples by the Cholas 1000+ years ago, but only Thanjavur temple is famous as a functioning religious temple (the third is Gangaikondacholapuram which I have not visited). Unfortunately, Thanjavur temple is overrun with busloads of 'tourists' in the... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

What a place.... feel good place for the eyes.. Huge Nadi and Lord Shiva.. In Dusk, the temple looks much beautiful

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

One of the best architectural wonders in India. The detailed sculptures make one wonder about the advanced culture in TamilNadu 1000years back. Not to be missed, hire a trained guide to show the wonders of this temple, there are too many

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

Wonderful temple that is very big and has a lot of carvings. It is well maintained and has huge lawns outside the temple. Worth visiting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016 via mobile

You need a guide to understand the beautiful carvings Not even an inch wasted, full of carvings Nicely maintained by ASI

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