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“Temple from Chola's period”

Kambahareswarar Temple
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Built by Kulothunga Cholan. Thirubuvanam is known for handloom silk sarees and Kambahareswarar and Sarabeswarar temples. A must visit temple if you are in Kumbakonam. Only 10 kms from Kumbakonam to Mayavaram road. The temple follows the Dravidian style of architecture. An unusual feature of the temple is that the vimana is extremely high unlike other Dravidian-style South Indian temples.
Lot of handloom shops with great quality silk sarees you can buy for a reasonable price. do not bargain much since the products are really worth buying and far better than what is being sold in city showrooms.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Arun S
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Reviewed 26 June 2016

This unique temple of Sarabeswarar is located ten kms away from Kumbakonam on Myladuthurai and Kumbakonam route. This temple is said to have been constructed by Kulothunga Chola III 1176 to mark his conquests of North Indian Kingdoms. The main deity of this temple is Kambahareswarar , a swayambhu Lingam with great powers. A king called Varaguna Pandian was afflicted with shaking fits caused due to his act of killing an innocent Brahmin. He was cured of this complaint and relieved of Brahmahatya dosha when he worshipped the presiding Lord here. The tower of this temple is very tall (160 feet) built in typical Dravidian style seen in the Big Temple of Tanjavur and Airaveteswara of Darasuram and that of Gangaikondacholapuram temple. Shiva's Consort, Dharmasamvardhini is seen in a separate temple. Outside this temple is seen the temple of Sarabeswarar with a seven-foot high idol of sarabeswara in the form of a Sarabha, a fusion of man. lion and eagle. He has four arms wielding an axe,a deer, flame and a serpent. He looks very ferocious putting his foot on Lord Narasimha who lies at his feet with folded hands.Lord Shiva took the form of Sarabha to control the destructive rage of Lord Narasimha who was not able to control his anger after slaying Hiranyakasipu. A metal idol of Sarabhswarar is seen near the idol. We do not find a separate temple for Sarabheswarar in other temples anywhere else.In this temple saraba Homam is done every day. Many devotees worship Lord Sarabeswarar to get rid of harmful effects of black magic, legal problems, marriage problems and to get progeny. They do eleven pradakshinams and light eleven lamps for eleven weeks to get their desires fulfilled.The form of Sarabeswarar is a fusion of four gods-- Shiva, Durga, Kaali and Vishnu. We find a huge crowd during the thirteenth day of full moon or new moon.Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Ashtami are also good for performing Sarabeswara Pooja. Brahmotsavam is celebrated for 18 days during Panguni (March-April) and Saraba Utsav is done on Sunday. Just like Mahatyangira Temple of Ayyavadi, this temple is also unique as we do not find any specific temple for this very powerful and gracious Avatar of Shiva, Lord Sarabeswarar. So do not miss the opportunity of visiting these two temples when you visit Kumbakonam.

Date of experience: March 2016
2  Thank Somaseshu
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Reviewed 2 March 2016

The Masimaham is a FEST OF TAMILNADU occurs in in kumbakonam very beautiful and ancient and holy place for astronomical and astrological basis. Vast crowd of devotees gather at Kumbakonam to have a dip in the tank, along with saints and holy men It comes every 12 years once. recently in feb 22nd 2016 cerlebration was there. the expierence of the fest is amazing. In mahamam tank at the time of magha masa, makha nakshtra full moon day 20 holy rivers comes in tank.

Names of 20 Theertham (wells)
1.Vayu Theertham 2.Ganga Theertham 3.Bramma Theertham 4.Yamuna Theertham 5.Kubera Theertham 6.Godavari Theertham 7.Eshana Theertham 8.Narmada Theertham 9.Saraswathi Theertham 10.Indira Theertham 11.Agni Theertham 12.Cauvery Theertham 13.Yama Theertham 14.Kumari Theertham 15.Niruthi Theertham 16.Bayoshni Theertham 17.Deva Theertham 18.Varunai Theertham 19.Sarayu Theertham 20.Kanya Theertham

we went with our family with 8 members. very nice and very good expierence. during poorna kumbamela in kumbakonam arrangement was very nice. especially the poice and local people and tamilnadu goverment was very co operative. it was very sweet memories. We visted shiva and vishnu temple's i.e kumbeshwarar and sarangapani temple. and paravathi amma temple (sri mangalabika) temple is very devotioanal expierence. We also visited pejawara krishna mutt and vijendra mutt in kumbakonam. if you want peace and happy once in a life time please visit kumbakonam and see at least few temples and this mahamam tank.

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank easyyatra
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Reviewed 29 February 2016

The Kambahareswarar temple is located in Tirubhuvanam, a few kilometres from Kumbakonam on the Kumbakonam-Mayiladuthurai highway. It is very famous for the worship of Lord Sarabheshwarar, who is worshipped generally on Sunday evenings, during the Rahukalam. This temple has featured in several Tamil movies too. Apart from the temple, Tirubhuvanam is famous for silk sarees.

Date of experience: February 2016
1  Thank RachanaR18
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Reviewed 20 July 2015

This temple is at thiruphuvanam near kumpakonam. This place is famous for silk sarees. The temple is dedicated to lord siva. The temple is neat and excellently maintained. The local merchants spent a lot for this temple. The siva cured a king from rakshas dosha. You can see the dravidian architect here.. The vimanam is very high.There is a separate temple for sarapeswara. He is very famous.. you can see a yali with lion face.

Date of experience: June 2015
1  Thank ramayana2013
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