This temple is situated in proper town of Kumbakonam.It is one of the ancient & big temples of south India.The main deity is KUMBESWARAR & MANGALANAYAKI.
As per puranam,God Bramah has stored all his requirements to create a new yuga in a KUMBAM( (POT) After the demolition of the previous yuga Bramha tried to open the kumbam for creation of a new Yuga but he could not open.
Lord siva has taken the form of a Hunter & broke the mumbam with his arrow & helped Bramha to create a new Yuga.
There are other famous temples near by such as SARANGAPANI temple one of 108 divyasthalams.
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