Sri Chakrapani Temple is located to the southern side of Cauvery River
, at Kumbakonam
in Thanjavur District
. It is considered as one of the most important Vishnu
temples in South India. The temple was built between 13th and 17th centuries by the Nayak kings. The presiding deity is Lord Sarangapani (Vishnu), which dates to the end of the Chola
period. The temple contains two entrances and the images Chakrapani with 8 arms, and Sudarshanavalli Thayar. The idols of Brahma
are also worshiped here. The main festivals of the temple are Vaikunda Ekadasi and Masi maham. Special
s are conducted on every Saturdays.