Pancha aranya kshetram near Kumbakonam, where Sambandar’s difficulties in reaching the temple are reimagined as part of the boat festival every year
Temple in Pazhaiyarai where Sabali (one of the daughters of Kamadhenu) prayed
A temple in Pazhaiyarai where Sabali (one of the daughters of Kamadhenu) prayed; today in a run-down state but would have once been a beautiful temple.
Paadal Petra Sthalam in the heart of Kumbakonam, famed for its Chola architecture
Where Lord Vishnu appeared as an old man, to marry Lakshmi’s earthly form, even if she could not determine the right amount of salt in her cooking!
One of the earliest Siva temples in Kumbakonam associated with the legend of the Mahapralayam (great floods)
Paadal Petra Sthalam and mukti sthalam of Chandesa Nayanar (Chandikeswarar)
Paadal Petra Sthalam and avatara sthalam of Chandesa Nayanar, this temple has several puranams associated with it
Divya Desam built by Mayan, the architect of the asuras, for which Vishnu let go of his conch and discus!
Serene temple near Kumbakonam, and a Paadal Petra Sthalam
Paadal Petra Sthalam, associated with Agni and Daksha Yagam
Perumal temple in Kumbakonam with a separate shrine for Bramha with his consorts Gayatri and Saraswati
Located in the heart of Kumbakonam, this Paadal Petra Sthalam features some classic Chola architecture
Paadal Petra Sthalam near Kumbakonam and Swamimalai, connected to the Mahabharata
Paadal Petra Sthalam near Kumbakonam and Swamimalai, connected to the origins of Maha Sivaratri
Divya Desam connected with the Ramayanam, where it is Rama in bhujanga sayanam
Located close to Kumbakonam and Swamimalai, this is the temple Tirumangai Azhvar constructed, funds for which were provided by the Lord himself.
Paadal Petra Sthalam at Tirupurambiyam, the place of the battle that marked the beginning of the Chola dynasty, and is referred to in Kalki’s Ponniyin Selvan