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Sri Chakrapani Temple

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, Surya and Agni are also worshiped here. The main festivals of the temple are Vaikunda Ekadasi and Masi maham. Special pujas are conducted on every Saturdays.

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: Thanjavur
Location: Kumbakonam    


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