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Balaji Residency, Tirunageswaram
History of Kumbakonam

Kumbakonam is very famous for the large number of temple and tanks has different names like kudanthai, kudamooku and Baskarashetram from times immemorial. Kumbakonam town is very famous for Mahamagam festival, which is celebrated once in every 12 years. This town has 188 temples of various historical periods.

In the 7 th century it was the capital of chola kings and it is located admist the two rivers cauvery and Arsalar. It is primarily a market town for the predominantly agriculture based villages surrounding it. The town was originally a religious centre. During the early period of 20 th century, the town has gained importance especially for silk and metal manufacturing activities, which supports sizable number of workers in the town. The major supplier of silk sarees to the Indian silk saree market is the Kumbakonam silk Industry only.

History of Mahamaham

Mahamaham is a Hindu Kumb Mela festival celebrated every 12 years in a small temple-town called Kumbakonam in Tamil Nadu , India . Hindus consider taking a holy dip at the Mahamaham tank on the day of Mahamaham as sacred. The last Mahamaham was celebrated on March 6 , 2004 , with people from various places taking the holy dip in the Mahamaham tank.

Navagraha Temples Vishnava Temples Saivaa Temples
Sooriyan - Suriyanar Koil Sarangapani Temple Kumbeswarar Temple
Chandran - Thingalore Chakrapani Temple Nageswaran Temple
Sevvai - Vaitheeswaran Koil Ramaswamy Temple Someswarar Temple
Budhan - Tiruvenkaadu
Guru - Aalangudi
Sukkiran - Kanjanoor
Sani - Thirunallar
Raghu - Thirunageswaram
Kedhu - Keezhaperupallam
Place  Location Principal Deity
AADANOOR 9 Kms. from Kumbakonam on the Thiruvaiyaru Road ANDALUKKUMAYYAN
AMMANKUDI 20 Kms from Kumbakonam KAILASANADAR
AVOOR 10 Kms from Kumbakonam to Thanjavur via Melatur PASUPATHEESWARAR
AZHAGA PUTHUR 5 Kms from Kumbakonam on the Thiruvarur Road SORNAPUREESWARAR
DARASURAM 4 Kms from Kumbakonam on the Thanjavur Road AIRAVADESWARAR
ENKAN 32 Kms from Kumbakonam on the road to Thiruvarur(Near Kudavasal) LORD SUBRAMANYA
GANAPATHIAGRAHARAM 25 Kms from Kumbakonam on the road to Thiruvaiyyaru. LORD VINAYAKA
HARIDWARAMANGALAM 28 Kms from Kumbakonam PADALESWARAN
INNAMBOOR 3 Kms from north from Puliyanchery which is on the Kumbakonam - Swamimalai road EZHUTHARINATHAR
KAPISTHALAM Near Swamimalai on the  Kumbakonam- Thiruvayyaru Road  GAJENDRA VARADAN
KONERI RAJAPURAM 4 Kms from pudur, a stop on theKumbakonam- karaikkal road UMA MAHESWARAR (BOOMI NATHAR)
KOTTAIYOOR (KOTEESWARAM) 6 Kms on the Kumbakonam-Swamimalai  Road KOTEESWARAR
KUDAVASAL (KUDAVAYIL) 20 Kms from Kumbakonam on the road to Tiruvarur KONESWARAR
ADHI KUMBESWARAR IN Kumbakonam Town ADHI KUMBESWARAR
NAGESWARASWAMI TEMPLE IN Kumbakonam Town NAGESWARA
SOMESWARAR TEMPLE IN Kumbakonam Town SOMESWARA
KASI VISWANATHAR TEMPLE IN Kumbakonam Town  KASI VISWANATHA
BANA PUREESWARA TEMPLE IN Kumbakonam Town  BANA PUREESWARA
SARANGAPANI TEMPLE IN Kumbakonam Town SARANGAPANI
CHAKRAPANI TEMPLE IN Kumbakonam Town CHAKRAPANI
RAMASWAMY TEMPLE IN Kumbakonam Town LORD RAMA
KUTTALAM 26 Kms from Kumbakonam on Mayiladuthurai Road UKTHA VEETHEESWARAR
MANNARGUDI 36 Kms from Kumbakonam Via Needamangalam SRI RAJA GOPALA
MAYILADUTHURAI 35 Kms from Kumbakonam MAYURANATHAR
NANNILAM (MADHUVANAM) 30 Kms from Kumbakonam on the road to Nagore MADUVANESWARAR
NALLOOR 2 kms from Vazhapazhasalai, which is on Kumbakonam-Thanjavur  Road KALYANA SUNDARESWARAR
NATCHIAR KOIL 12 Kms from Kumbakonam on the Tiruvarur Road SRINIVASA
OOTHUKADU 20 Kms from Kumbakonam on the Thanjavur Road via Melatur VEDA NARAYANAR
PASUPATHI KOIL Around 30 Kms from Kumbakonam on the Thanjavur Road BRAHMA PUREESWARAR
PATTEESWARAM 10 Kms from Kumbakonam on the road to Thanjavur Via  Melattur DHENUPUREESWARAR
PAZHAYARAI Near Patteswaram SOMESWARAR
POOVANOOR It is in between Needamangalam and Mannargudi on Kumbakonam-Mannargudi road PUSHPAVANESWARAR
SENGANOOR Near Thirupanandal on Kumbakonam-Madras Road SATHYAGIRINATHAR
SIRUGUDI(SOOTCHUMAPURI) 3 Kms from Katakambadi on the Kumbakonam-Natchiar Koil Road SOOTCHUMA PUREESWARAR
SWAMIMALAI 8 Kms from Kumbakonam on Thiruvayyaru Road SWAMINATHA SWAMI
THERAZHUNDOOR 10 Kms from Mayiladuthurai on Kumbakonam-Mayiladuthutrai Road KOSAGAR
THIRUCHERAI 15 Kms from Kumbakonam on  Kumbakonam-Tiruvarur Road SARANATHATPERUMAL
THIRUKKANNAMANGAI 36 Kms from Kumbakonam on Kumbakonam-Tiruvarur Road Via Kudavasal BAKTHAVATSALAR
THIRUKKARUGAVOOR 7 Kms from Papanasam, which is on the Kumbakonam-Thanjavur Road GARBAPUREESWARAR
THIRUKKODIKKAVAL Situated in the  Kumbakonam-Kadiramangalam Road KOTEESWARAR
THIRUMANANCHERI 8 Kms from Kuttalam, which is 10 kms from Mayiladuthurai on Kumbakonam-Mayiladuthurai road KALYANA SUNDARAR
THIRUMANGALAKKUDI 2 Kms from Aduthurai, which is 15 kms from Kumbakonam on Kumbakonam- Mayiladuthurai Road PRANAVARADESWARAR
THIRUMARUGAL About 9 Kms from Nannilam on the Road to Nagore MANIKKAVANNAR
THIRUNARAIYOOR On the Kumbakonam-Tiruvarur Road SIDDHANADESWARAR
THIRUNEELAKKUDI On the Kumbakonam-karaikkal Road near Thirunageswaram NEELAKANDESWARAR
THIRUPPAMPURAM 2 kms from Karkathi which is on the Kumbakonam-Karaikkal Road SESHAPUREESWARAR
THIRUPANANDAL 19 Kms from Kumbakonam on Madras Road SADAIYAPPAR
THIRUPURAMBIYAM 4.5 Kms from Innambar, which is 3 Kms from north from Puliyanchery which is on the Kumbakonam-Swamimalai road. SATCHINATHAR
THIRUBUVANAM 5 Kms from Kumbakonam on Kumbakonam-Mayiladuthurai Road KAMBAHARESWARAR
THIRUVAIGAVOOR 4.5 Kms from Thirupurambiyam VILVAVANESWARAR
THIRUVALANCHUZHI 6 Kms from Kumbakonam on Kumbakonam-Swami malai Road via Dharasuram KARPAGA 
NATHESWARAR
THIRUVANCHIYAM On the Kumbakonam-Nagoor Road, near Nannilam VANCHIHINGESWARAR
THIRUVAVADUTHURAI 2 Kms from Narasingampettai, which is at 16 kms from Kumbakonam-Mayiladuthurai Road MASILAMANEESWARAR
THIRUVEEZHIMAZHAI Near Eravancheri on the Kumbakonam-Peralam Road NETHARAR PARESWARAR
THIRUVIDAI MARUDOOR 6 Kms from Kumbakonam on Kumbakonam-Mayiladuthurai Road MAHALINGESWARAR
THIRUVISANALOOR 8 kms from Kumbakonam YAGANANDESWARAR
UPPILIPPAN KOIL 10 Kms from Kumbakonam-Karaikkal Road OPPILIYAPAN
VALANGAIMAN 12 Kms from Kumbakonam on Manargudi Road MARIAMMAN