Adi Kumbeswarar Temple, Kumbakonam

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Religious Site · Tourist Spot
Dating back to the 9th century, Adi Kumbeswarar Temple represents a mesmerizing example of the ancient Hindu architecture, while bearing a great historical, religious, and cultural significance. Visit and see the temple dedicated to the deity Shiva, and reflect on the grand sixteen pillars and towers, the tallest of which having eleven floors. Make sure you see the work of Tamil saint poets on site in the form of a book, which is treasured and respected. The temple a venue of twelve festivals during the year when all the locals gather and worship. Plan your visit to Adi Kumbeswarar Temple and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Kumbakonam journey tool.
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  • God temple in the heart of Kumbakonam. Parking is an issue. Need to use the bylanes. Temple is good with a divine atmosphere.  more »
  • Not very crowded. A big elephant welcome us while entering. Peaceful visit. Shape of Shiva linga was different, more conical at the stop. Google the interesting history of temple..  more »

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