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Abimukeswarar Temple, Kumbakonam

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Country  India
Location  Kumbakonam
State  Tamil Nadu
District  Thanjavur
Abimukeswarar Temple, Kumbakonam
Primary deity  Abimukeswarar(Shiva ) Amirthavalli (goddess)
Similar  Adi Kumbeswarar Temple, Chakrapani Temple - Kumbakonam, Sarangapani Temple, Kasi Viswanathar Temple, Nageswaraswamy Temple - Kumbakonam

Abimukeswarar Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva located at Kumbakonam in Thanjavur district, Tamil Nadu, India. This is one of the 12 Shiva temples connected with Mahamaham festival which happens once in 12 years in Kumbakonam. Other temples are Kasi Viswanathar Temple, Kumbeswarar Temple, Nageswara Temple, Someswarar Temple, Koteeswarar Temple, Kahahasteeswarar Temple, Gowthameswarar Temple, Amirthakalasanathar Temple, Banapuriswarar Temple, Kambatta Visvanathar Temple and Ekambareswarar Temple.

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Location

This temple is located to the eastern bank of the Mahamaham tank, Kumbakonam. The temple is 500–1000 years old.

Presiding deity

The moolavar presiding deity, is found in his manifestation as Abimukeswarar. Shiva turned around, while nava kanniyar river goddess came there, enabling them to give darshan to them. So he is called as Abimukeswarar. His consort, Parvati, is known as Amirthavalli. The sacred tree of this temple is Gooseberry.

Sani Bhagwan of this temple is taller than the other 8 planets in the Navagraga shrine.

Specialty

12 Shiva temples are connected with Mahamaham festival which happens once in 12 years in Kumbakonam. They are :

  • Kasi Viswanathar Temple,
  • Kumbeswarar Temple,
  • Someswarar Temple,
  • Nageswara Temple,
  • Kahahasteeswarar Temple,
  • Gowthameswarar Temple,
  • Koteeswarar Temple,
  • Amirthakalasanathar Temple,
  • Banapuriswarar Temple,
  • Abimukeswarar Temple,
  • Kambatta Visvanathar Temple and
  • Ekambareswarar Temple.
  • This temple is one among them.

    Mahasamprokshanam

    The Mahasamprokshanam also known as Kumbabishegam of the temple was held on 26 October 2015.

    References

    Abimukeswarar Temple, Kumbakonam Wikipedia


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