Welcome to This is Kumbakonam:
Kumbakonam, on the laps of Mother Kaveri(River Kaveri) got its name as kumbakonam - City of Temples just because the kumbam can be viewed from any direction. Kudandai is very fertile just because of river kaveri flowing on one side and its branch river Arasalaru on the other side. Our kumbakonam stands as an example for the Temple architecture and our tamil cultural tradition.
Kumbakonam is famous not only for temples, but also for many arts especially for Sculpture (Swamimalai), Dance art (Bharatanatyam), Brass utensils (Nachiyarkovil), Silk weaving (Thirubhuvanam), Betel (Kumbakonam).
The name Kumbakonam is the name of the current practice. Before this, kumbakonam was named as Thirukudandai, Kudamooku, Kumbapuri.
Kumbakonam is not only famous for temples, but also for best tourist destination, best educational institutes and fertile city.
The world famous ceremony Mahamaham (South India Kumbamela) is celebrated in kumbakonam once in 12 years. This ceremony is as famous as kumbamela in North India. Mahamaham is the ceremony of celebration where Millions of people gather and gets holiness.