The Kumbheswarar Tirukkovil is situated in the centre of the city.
It has four prakarams and scores of minishrines
with big mandapas. The main tower is 128 feet high and it dominates
the city by its height and beauty. And it is seen for miles around.
The famous Sthalavriksha - Vanni tree is found in the third prakara,
which houses a beautiful shrine with a huge icon of Vinayaka. It is
locally known as Adi Vinayaka, perhaps for the reason, similar ones
in other places came only next to it in point of time. The
Tirukkovil contains many worthseeing sculptural marvels bearing the
stamp of Dravidian style. Of them, the Navagraha mandapam treasures
up a master piece - a single stone adorned with the carvings of the
27 Nakshatras and 12 Rasis is installed here and it is the biggest
draw of this Tirukkovil. Another, the Subrahmanya image with six
heads but six hands, and stone cut Nadaswarams - done artistically
attract the visitors and receive due veneration. Besides this big
temple there are twelve more famous Sivan Tirukkovils, among which
Nageswar Tirukkovil, Someswara Tirukkovil, Kasi Viswanathar
Tirukkovil, Abhimukeswar Tirukkovil, Goutameeswar Tirukkovil and
Bhanupureeswar Tirukkovil deserve indispensable visitation.