Aadi Kumbeswarar Temple at Kumbakonam

Deities: Kumbeswarar, Mangalambika (Shiva, Parvati)

This is an ancient temple dedicated to Shiva in the heart of the town. The Mahamakham tank where the Makham festival takes place once in 12 years is associated with this temple. The temple is said to be over 1300 years old. The Saivite Saints have sung its praise. The Chola and Naik Kings patronized this temple. The temple is in possession of two granite Nadaswarams (oboes).

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