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Kumbakonam, also spelt as Coombaconum or Combaconum in the records of British India, is a town and a special grade municipality in the Thanjavur district in the southeast Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
Though rituals and archanas are done daily for the god, some special festivals are celebrated annually, which make the people gathered in large numbers and make their minds purified. Among the various festivals MAHAMAHAM that is celebrated once in twelve years is of very great importance.
During the time of Mahamagam festival, it is also believed that taking bath in the holy stream of water from the famous rivers like Ganga, Yamuna, Saraswathi, Sarayu, Godavari, Mahanadi, Narmatha, Pavoshnl and Cauvery, which are mixed together in Mahamagam tank, would get rid of sins according to Hindu religion.
The modern Kumbakonam is the nerve - centre of all the commercial activities in Tanjore District. Plenty of diverse small scale industries thrive in this town, chief among them being Silk, Scented & Shredded Supari, Chewing Tobacco, Brass & Stainless Steel Wares, Icon & Pith ware, Cosmetics etc.
The town has also been well - known for its prestigious educational institutions which have turned out eminent stalwarts in diverse spheres. It is perhaps because of this fact that the premier college of this ancient town namely the Government Arts College is proudly acclaimed as the "Cambridge of South India". The famous Mathematician Ramanujam studied in this Institution.
During the early period of 20th Century, the town has gained importance especially for the silk and metal manufacturing activities which supports extensive number of workers in the town. Kumbakonam being the headquarters of Kumbakonam taluk has different names like Kudanthai, Kudamooku and Baskarashetram from time immemorial.
Tourism places near to Kumbakonam, Airavatesvara Temple, Uppiliappan Temple, Kumbakonam, Adi Kumbeswarar Temple, Sarangapani Temple, Arulmigu Swaminatha Swami Temple, Swamimalai, Patteeswaram Temple, Suriyanar Koil, Nageshwara Temple, Mahamaham tank, Thiruvidaimarudur Mahalinga Swamy Temple, Sri Vittal Rukmini Samsthan, Kanjanur Temple, Chakkarapani Temple, Kambahareswarar Temple, Dhenupureeswarar Temple, Brahma Temple, Someshwar Temple, Mahapratyangira Devi Temple, Ramaswamy Temple, Sri Kalyanasundareswarar Temple, Arulmigu Naganathaswamy Temple Thirunageswaram, Abhimugesvarar Temple, Sri Adhivaraha Perumal Temple, Kathiramangalam Vana Durga Temple, Pancha Varneswarar Temple, Thirunallur, Bhagavatha Padithurai Ghat Thiru Nandipura Vinnagaram Temple, Somaswarar Temple Pazhayarai, Sivagurunathaswami Temple, Sakthivanesvara Temple.
Pondicherry to Kumbakonam travelling time will be only 3.30 hours.Where customer can spend maximum time in Kumbakonam .
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