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“Aadhi kumbeswarar temple”

Adi Kumbeswarar Temple
Ranked #3 of 30 things to do in Kumbakonam
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Reviewed December 18, 2013

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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Reviewed November 3, 2013

Legend says this is where Lord Shiva made Linga from Sand by his own hands and started new Yuga. Since Linga is formed by Sand there is no Abishegam for Linga in this Temple. Most of the Temple area is occupied by Shops, Temple has a very calm & peaceful atmosphere. Must See!!!

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Reviewed October 16, 2013

The main temple is like any other TN one - oily, poorly maintained, greedy priests but the lingam is nice and the deities are well decorated. The inner prakaram is completely covered and that means absolutely no air - no circulation. If you are the normal city type, you will come out with a sweat bath in 10 minutes. There are all sannithis but as always, no concept of cleanliness

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Reviewed October 2, 2013

Adi Kumbeswarar temple is situated in the centre of the town and the Lord Kumbeswarar is said to be installed by Lord Shiva himself. We went on a Pradosham day and had a good dharshan of Lord Kumbeswar and Goddess Mangalambimkai. A sprawling complex with lot of deities,

1  Thank rajeswaran
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Reviewed September 24, 2013

A very nice temple with a background...Temple is in the heart of the city and plenty of shops around. Deities are decorated well and the temple itself is maintained well

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