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Innambar Temple

Ezhuttarinatheswarar Temple

Innambar Temple, also known as Ezhuttarinatheswarar Temple, is an important Shivasthalam, situated 5 km north-west of Kumbakonam, in Tamil Nadu. The presiding deity here is Lord Shiva, known by the name Ezhuthtarinathar along with Nityakalyani Amman.

It is believed that Airavata, the mythological elephant worshipped Lord Shiva here.

There is a separate shrine for Sugandha Kundalambal in the outer Prakaram. The Nataraja image found here is an exemplary piece of the great workmanship of the bygone era.

Innambar Temple has a five-tiered Rajagopuram with 2 prakarams while a Gajaprishta vimana with 5 kalasams crowns the sanctum. Stucco images on the illustrate the Stala Puranam.

Inscriptions from the Chola and Vijayanagara periods are also found in the temple.

Kumbakonam Railway Station is the nearest rail head. The temple can be reached by bus from Kumbakonam.

Updated on 9th October, 2005
District: Thanjavur
Location: Kumbakonam

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