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Kumbhakonam - Sri Chakrapani Temple

Kumbhakonam - the erst-while capital of Chola kings and headquarters of famous mutts is a veritable cradle of diverse sects and. prominent creeds. Its religious catholicity seems breathing out unity in the midst of breath-taking diversity as evidenced by scores of world renowned temples dedicated to principal deities of every denomination. Siva temples are found in abundance juxtaposing the Vaishnava temples on the same street at it. This Chakrapani temple lying in close proximity with Adikumbheswara temple is a good old, independent one - exceedingly big and imposing in its dimensions. The exquisite carving of images installed in several niches and mandaps reflect the supreme artistry of the sculptors. The garbhagriha is built on a high plinth provided with broad steps. The image of mulavirat - Chakrapani, strangely enough is having eight arms holding potent weapons. It is in standing posture and quite pleasant to look at. The masterly chiseled features adorned with dazzling jewels and colourful garlands lift the souls and wring veneration. Agamic puja is performed and the periodical festivals are celebrated with utmost religious fervor. Though situated at close quarters of the famous AdiKumbheswara temple from whom the town got its name, its glory is neither eclipsed, nor its flavor. That is the uniqueness of the Lord Chakrapani.

It lies in the busy part of the Kumbhakonam town, accessible by cycle rickshaws or by walk.


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