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About Kumbakonam

Kaviyam’s DigitalKumbakonam is at present a Selection Grade Municipality, and it is the taluk Headquarters of Kumbakonam Taluk. It is stated by Mr. Wilks that the town was once the Capital of the Cholas and Dr. Burnell also confirmed it. The British Govt. also recognised the importance and stationed a New Zilla Judge here from 1806 till 1863.

The town is identified by many temples sprinkled all over the town, most of them are very ancient temples.

One of many temples, most striking is the Lord Sarangapany, a Vaishanavite temple. This was probably built up by the Nayak Kings during 15th Century A.D. It consists of the twelve storied and 147 feet height.

The Ramasamy temple which depicts the paintings of Ramayanam is another important Vaishanavite temple.

Kumbeswara temple is an important Saivaite temple situated almost in the central part of the town.

The important festival of the town is the Mahamaham festival. It takes place once in 12 years during the Tamil Month of Masi(February/March) and lakhs of pilgrin from various parts of India visit Kumbakonam and take a holy bath in the sacred Mahamaham tank which is situated in the heart of the town.

 

 

 


 

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