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The temple city of Kumbhakonam has been the citadel of Hindu culture and a renowned centre of pilgrimage since time Imemorial. It enjoyed the status of capital of many dynasties, besides the seat of several pitadhipathis.  It is housing numerous shrines of great antiquity and the holy abodes of most all divinities of Hindu pantheon. As one moves along streets, one can come across temples dedicated to Siva, Vishnu, Sakti in their multifarious aspects.

Religious amity seems pervading the whole city showering gentle nectarine drops of peace, grace and ease. Among tees scores of shrines, the Kalikaparameswari Kamakshi Amman temple perches at a covetale place and has been luring devotees since ages. It has certain unique features that are casting a spell on women in particular. It is centrally located and accessible either by walk or by rickshaw. This is an ancient temple built in the Dravidian architectural design with provision for holding discourses and religious fractions. Among commendable activities carried on with great spiritual fervour, the Rahukala Puja merits first Mention. And it is for certain classes of people particularly Unmarried girls waiting to be wedded to right life partners participate in this special programme and are fulfilling their long standing ambition with the compassionate blessing of august Mother Kalikaparameswari. The last Friday of Adi masa is earmarked for a special player services with brass lamps lighted and worshipped with chants of their desires fulfilled to their hearts satisfaction. As if an aftermath to this there is another function held in the month of Porattasi and it is exclusively meant for Sumangali-married women. Among them those who offered puja already form majority. As no saranarthi goes unrewarded, the Mother's glory is mounting higher to the envy of other similar shrines.

It is in the heart of Kumbhakonam which is accessible by bus or train, as it is the rail head itself.

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