Kumbakonam is nearby town in Thanjavur. Temples around Kumbakonam are Uppliappan Koil, Thirunageswaram, Adi Kumbeshwarar Temple, Darasuram and many more.There are many hotels to stay in Thanjavur and in Kumbakonam to visit major attractions and also Navagraha Temples for tourists.
Adi Kumbeswarar Temple is situated in the center point of Kumbakonam near Thanjavur. The remarkable element of this temple is the 27 star sign and 12 sun shines that are molded in an extensive square of stone. The Mahamaham tank, Potramarai Tirtha, Varuna Tirtha, Kasyapa Tirtha, Chakra Tirtha, Matanga Tirtha and Bhagavad Tirtha are the 7 remote water bodies related with the temple. Mahamaham is commended once in 12 years is of exceptionally extraordinary significance.
Around 34 Kms from Thanjavur, Darasuram, a residential community 8 Kms from Kumbakonam is known for the Airavathesvara Temple worked by Rajaraja Chola II in the twelfth century CE. This temple is a piece of the UNESCO World Heritage Site ‘Extraordinary Living Chola Temples’. One of temples near Kumbakonam is a storage facility of craftsmanship and engineering. The vimana is 85 feet high. The front mandapam itself is as an immense chariot drawn by ponies.
At a distance of 9 km from Kumbakonam Railway Station, Mahalingaswamy Temple is a Hindu temple situated in Thiruvidaimaruthur. Committed to Lord Shiva, the temple complex is one of the biggest buildings in Tamil Nadu. The present workmanship structure was worked amid the Chola line in the ninth century, while later extensions are credited to Thanjavur Nayaks amid the sixteenth century.
Once can reach, Patteeswaram well known for the Sri Durga Shrine and a Shiva Temple called Sri Dhenupureeswarar or Thenupureeswarar Temple at a separation of 8 km from Kumbakonam near Thanjavur. As indicated by the legend, divine cow Kamadhenu’s little girl Patti is said to have loved Lord Shiva here and subsequently this sthalam is called as Patteeswaram. In spite of the fact that this is a Shiva temple, the most popular god in this temple is Goddess Durga.
Thirubhuvanam is notable for Kampahareswarar Temple, otherwise called Sarabeswarar tempe. It is an antiquated sanctuary arranged in Thirubhuvanam on Mayiladuthurai – Kumbakonam street. The sanctuary pursues the Dravidian style of engineering. Like Brihadeswarar Temple, the vimana of the sanctuary is incredibly high contrasted with the Rajagopura. Thirubhuvanam is likewise well known for silk.
Uppiliappan Temple is an ancient temple near Kumbakonam. Here, Lord Oppilliappan wedded Bhoomidevi. The Lord came and asked Markandeya to give his little girl Bhoomidevi in marriage to him. Markandeya said that his little girl was excessively youthful and she didn’t realize how to utilize salt in cooking. To this the Lord said that he would acknowledge the nourishment even without salt. Consequently, salt isn’t included the prasadam arranged in the temple.
Sri Naganathaswamy Temple(Rahu Sthalam) is an old Shiva temple arranged at Thirunageswaram. Sri Naganathaswamy Temple is one of the 9 Navagraha Temples is devoted to Rahu. The temple has a different altar for Rahu. It is trusted that by doing milk abhishekam here for Rahu amid Rahu kalam the deferral in getting hitched, childlessness, troublesome wedded life, Kalasarpa Dhosha and Sarpa Dhosha are altogether restored.