Kampaheswarar Temple

Kampaheswarar Temple, Kumbakonam

Kampaheswarar Temple
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chitharanjanl
Chennai (Madras), India107 contributions
Good calm atmosphere
Mar 2021 • Couples
Good temple with calm atmosphere. Not much crowd. Lord sarabeshwar has a separate sannidhi is the speciality of this temple.
Written March 30, 2021
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footloose2000
Chennai (Madras), India84 contributions
A rare gem
Oct 2020
Unique chola period sculptures, the one and only Sarabeshwarar sannidhi, make it special. The archakas are very accommodating and explain the history and specilaty of the temple very well
Written November 4, 2020
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ArpanPahm
Surendranagar, India274 contributions
Also known as Sarabeswarar Temple
Feb 2020
This temple also known as Sarabeswarar Temple. Devotees form all across india came here for praying. Historical temple. If you want inner peace then must visit this place.
Written February 18, 2020
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Vipin Arora
Lucknow, India5,917 contributions
Superb place
Jan 2019 • Solo
This temple is situated about 8km from Kumakonam to mayiladuthurai.
The main deity is Kambahareswarar. There is a separate sannidhi for Sarabheswarar which is very famous here.As per legend , God Narasimha after killing Hiranya has become very ferocious & uncontrollable even by Devas.
Siva has taken the form of Sarabhs to subdue Narasimha.
The devotees firmly believe that for removing obstacles in marriage, for begetting a child, for recovery from debts, for winning legal battles, for neutralizing the effects of black magic etc., worshipping Lord Sarabeswara is the best remedy.

This form comprises the forms of an animal, human and bird – the face of a yali, human body and the form of a bird. The form of Narasimha consisted of a human body and the face of a lion. Kaali and Durga became the wings of Saraba. Lord Sarabeswara lifted Narasimha to space, drew out the asura blood (Hiranyan’s) and pacified him. He took him to space because even if a drop of asura blood fell on the earth, it would lead to the emergence of many asuras. So, Lord Sarabeswara took Narasimha above the gravitational sphere to prevent his blood falling on earth. The form of Sarabeswara comprises four Gods – Shiva, Kaali, Durga and Vishnu.
The sculpture & architecture is Dravidian style and good to see.
Written January 23, 2019
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13arvinds
Chennai (Madras), India81 contributions
Kampaheswarar / Sarabeswara Temple
Apr 2018 • Family
The temple includes shrines of Shiva as Kampaheswarar (Shiva Lingam) and Sarabeswara. It is the fourth Chola temple which (like the 3 living Chola temples at Thajavur, Gangaikondacholapuram and Darasuram), has a vimana taller than the gopuram and has a similar structure: the entire temple enclosed within a high wall, with corridors running along; but unlike those this one seems not to be as well maintained, and clearly shows later changes, both in the form of additional masonry work as well as paint on the temple sculptures! Also, the water level in the well is far below and the well is full of rubbish unlike the one in Darasuram
No lawn, but some a bit of open space is there around the temple.
Written November 2, 2018
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Senthil K
9 contributions
Visited on sunday evening
Oct 2018 • Family
one of the pride of cholas. this place is so nice and clean. and a lot improved. such a lovely experience we had at this temple. but unfortunately we were there in the fortunate time of Sarabeshwara auspicious time : Sunday 4.30 to 6.00 . i never imagine such a crowd comes and flows in a minute. must visit temple.
Written October 16, 2018
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Bala Tripura S
Bengaluru, India2,565 contributions
Grand Temple with beautiful carvings
Aug 2018 • Solo
I visited this temple in the month of August and it is very hot.This is very big temple with tall gopuram and lot of carvings on temple walls.Even though it is very hot,i could not stop myself roam around the temple complex and i could take nice photographs
Written September 5, 2018
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HariJayanthi
Chennai (Madras), India295 contributions
My visit to this temple on the evening of 9th July 2018
Jul 2018 • Friends
Lovely temple with beautiful Chola period architecture and style of building. Lord is in the form of a Shiva Lingam and is called Sri Kambahareshwarar & he is a swayambumurthy. The speciality of this temple is a separate sannidhi for Lord Sarabeshwara who has the collective powers of Lord Vishnu, Lord Shiva, Mother Pratyangara Devi & Mother Durga. Lord Sarabeshwara came so as to prevent the blood drops of Hiranyakasipu from falling to the earth. If the blood droplets had fallen on earth, many many more asuras would have been born. Thanks to Lord Sarabeshwara this did not happen.
Written July 19, 2018
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email2suryaz
Chennai (Madras), India1,007 contributions
Nice Temple with Beautiful Architecture
Jul 2018 • Solo
Temple for Lord Sarabeswara. Rahu Kala Special Pooja during Sunday 4.30 to 6.00.
You can have peaceful dharsan during week days. Big Temple with Hudge Sculpture architecture. Since outer prakaram is not roof covered recommend to visit during early morning or evening hours to avoid walking in direct heat. Old people may find it difficult to walk around this big temple.
Written July 16, 2018
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Kandaswami Aravind
Chennai (Madras), India80 contributions
Nice Siva Temple
Jul 2017
One of the important Siva Temple in Chennai. Very Big Temple. Maintained very clean. A must visit place in chennai.
Written June 22, 2018
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