Sunday, April 26, 2009

Temples in and around Kumbakonam

Kumbakonam in Tamilnadu (India) is famous for temples. One can visit all Navagraha temples around this holy place easily. Following are some prominent temples.


  • Kumbeswara Temple
  • Sarangapani Temple
  • Chakrapani Temple
  • Ramaswamy Temple
  • Patteswaram Durga Temple
  • Thiruvidaimarudhur Shiva temple
  • ThirudevanKudi Shiva temple
  • Oppilliappan Vishnu temple
  • Nageswaram Shiva temple
  • Ayyavadi Pratyankara Devi temple
  • Nachiyar Koil Vishnu temple
  • Tirucherai SaranathaSwamy Shiva temple
  • Kabistalam Gajendra Varada Vishu temple
  • Ganapathi Agraharam Vinayaka temple
  • Swamimalai Murugan Temple
  • Darasuram Shiva temple

Mahamaha Kulam is famous for the festival of Mahamaham, celebrated once in twelve years.


Navagraha temples around Kumbakonam

Navagraha Town Presiding Deity

  • Surya (Sun) - Suryanarkovil - Kasi Viswanathar
  • Chandran (Moon) - Thingaloor - Kailasanathar
  • Chevvai (Mars) - Vaitheeswaran Kovil - Vaitheeswarar
  • Budhan (Mercury) - Tiruvenkadu - Swatharanyeswarar
  • Guru (Jupiter) - Alangudi - Aabhatsakayeswarar
  • Sukkran (Venus) - Kanchanoor - Agneeswarar
  • Rahu (North Lunar Node) - Tirunageswaram - Naganathar
  • Kethu (South Lunar Node) - Keezhaperumpallam - Naganathar
  • Sani (Saturn) – Thirunallaru – Tharparaaneswarar