Malayappa Nallore, siva puram, Azagaputhur, Theperuma nallore and Tripuvanam temple. Kumbakonam.  

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  1. Malayappa naloore. Ganapathy or vinakaya under banayan tree.

    It’s a very old banayan tree and its roots falling to ground, had multiplied into numerous trees.

    The trees have grown so close it looks like cave. Ganesha which was kept long back is now seen under the shelter of tree, as a room protecting him from rain and sun.

    The main tree is in ruins and supported by its roots the stands majestically.

  2. Sivapuram: Siva Devara sthalam

    one of 275 Siva Devara Sthalam. The place is about 7kms from Kumbakonam.

    Main Deity is Swayambu linga known as Sivapuranadhar and singaravalli.Sthala vruksham is Sanbakam. Teertham is Chandra pushkarani and Surya teertham.

    Importance: Vishnu worshiped Siva in the form of Varaha. Guru and; Rahu are together in this place which is a rare combination. symbal of Bairava is dog. Here the left ear of dog which is near Bairava is lifting up as if your prayers are heard by him and forwarded.

    Sambandhar, and Navukkuarasar sang about Lord Siva. here

  3. Azagaputhoor: Siva temple

    one of 275 Siva Devara Sthalams. the place is about 10kms from Kumbakonam,and 3kms from Nachiayar koil.

    Main Deity:Swayambu linga known as padikasualitha paraman and Amman Azagammi
    Sthala Vruksham is Vilvam. Teertham is known as Arasalaaru.

    Importance: Pugazahthunai nayanar worshipped and attained eternity. Lord Muruga in the form of Vishnu.

  4. Theperumanallore:

    Siva temple. The place is about 8kms from Kumbakonam.

    Main Deity: Viswanadhar. Annadhana Dakshinamoorty is important here.

  5. Thripuvanam:

    Siva temple one of 275 Siva Devara Sthalam.

    Main Deity is Swayambu lingam known as Kambakareswarar or Saranadhar and Aramvalartha nayaki. Sthala Vruksham is Vilvam. Teertham known as Saraba teertham.

    Importance: Lord Vishnu took the form of Narashima to kill Hiranyakasyap and he became too ferocious and un controlable. Indra and others were worried. They requested Siva to help in cooling down Narashima.

    Siva took the form of Saraparavai and he started pokeing Narashima and drank the blood, doing so he was cooled and became normal. Lord Sarabeswara has a separate sanctum for him in the temple. Worries of Devas was taken care by Lord Siva hence the name Kambakareswarar.

    Arunagirinadhar sang Thirupugazh.

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Very useful blog. Keep it up. Felt very happy to read about all those temples. If you could add more pictures, it 'll give a feeling of virtual tour for the readers. GOD BLESS YOU

April 17, 2007 at 5:52 PM

our family visited the temples in and arond kumbakonam with the help of this guide.thanks a lot.

June 19, 2009 at 4:42 AM

BOY, I'm glad I found this site! with VJ's Poetry in Stone & this, all
ancient temples will be covered. I second the motion for more photos, esp. of murthis, please.

July 20, 2010 at 5:07 PM

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