Saturday, August 12, 2017

Kasi Viswanathar temple Kumbakonam

Kumbakonam and nearby areas are surrounded by magnificent temples, each has interesting legends associated with it. Even after four or five visits , I am yet to cover a minuscule percentage of those.
But whatever I have seen are very very popular in that area . I am trying to share  the same through my brief descriptions and through pictures.

I do have lot of limitations ,I wish , I could have spent  more time in each of these holy places. But time constraints,situations and personal commitments allow me only a fleeting glimpses of these huge monuments.

This time I am taking you to Kasi Viswanathar temple in Kumbakonam.
The presiding deity here is  Lord Shiva, known as Kasi Viswanathar, His  consort is Visalakshi. This temple is small compared to other Kumbakonam temples.. There is a separate shrine for Navakannigas ,7 rivers here.

This temple is in the heart of city and is very close to the famous Mahamaham tank.

 I Have included a few pictures of Mahamaham tank too.
Once in 12 years people gather here in large number to have a holy dip in the tank during the Mahamaham festival . It is believed that a holy bath during the festival will wash away one's sins and will purify the soul .
Legend is that a few drops of nectar from the Amritha Kumbham spilled in this place.
Last Mahamaham festival took place in February 2016.














2 comments:

  1. एक दोस्त ने आपसे मिलती जुलती यात्रा की है उनके कुछ लेख आपके जैसे है, लेकिन वह हिंदी में है।

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  2. Thanks for taking us to a virtual trip to Kasi Viswanatham temple. Wish you would write a bit more about the temple.

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