In Koothanur village which is very near to Nannilam, an extremely rare temple for Saraswathi exists. During examination times, many students come to worship Goddess Sarashwathi, the goddess of Wisdom. Reaching the temple is convenient because of ample transport facilities from Kumbakonam, about 30 km away.
Area 12.58sq kms Rainfall 125 mm Climate
hot in summer
Clothing cotton Language Tamil & English stdcode 0435 How to reach
Every 5 Mins. there is a Bus to Trichy, Tanjore, Mayiladuthurai, Chidambaram, Cuddalore, Mannargudi, Thiruvarur.Tamil Nadu State Transport Corp. and Private buses are running daily To/From Kumbakonam from Trichy,Thanjavur,Mayiladuthurai, Mannargudi, Nagapattinam, Neyveli, Villupuram, Coimbatore, Madurai, Erode, Chidambaram, Pondicherry, Cuddalore,Tirunelvelli.
Nearest Airports are Trichy and Chennai
In southIndia one of the oldesttowns is Kumbakonam.There are no.of ancient temples in the kumbakonam.One of the famous place is Mahamakham Tank.In kumbakonam Lord Brahma having unique temple it is very rare temple in India.Kumbakonam is the one of the holy city in India.
In Kumbakonam lot of temples are there for Lord.shiva.Adi Kumbeswarar is one of the sacred temple.This located in the centre of the town.The area of the temple is 1,89,000sq.ft.The height of the main gopuram is 128feet.It having four entrance with shops.
In Kumbakonam the famous one is mahamagam.mahamakham mandabam was built in 1542.The area occupied was 20acres.In that well lot of theerthans is mixed so we dip in the tank we are blessed this is one of the belief in kumbakonam. The other names of Mahamakham tank are Anuratha Teertham, Kanni Teertham, Papanasa Teertham.
To the North part of Mahamagam tank ,the kasi viswanatha temple is located.In this temple Nava kannikas are there.Ganga,Yamuna,Godavari,Narmada,Saraswati,Kaveri,Kumari,Payoshni and Sarayu are NavaKannikas.
In Lord Kumbeswara temple contains beautiful Sculpture,on the single block stone 27 stars and 12 rasis are carved.Here rare murugan who having six heads but having six hands.Sarangapani temple,Nageswaran temple,Chakrapani temple,Kalyanasundareswarar temple are the popular temples in kumbakonam.
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