Adi Kumbeswarar Kovil
#Kumbakonam
#TamilNaduTemples 🚩

Adi Kumbeswarar Temple is located in Kumbakonam District of Tamil Nadu. Paramashiva is Adi Kumbeswarar and Paravathi Devi  as Mangalambigai Amman. Temple is one among the Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalams.
Sthala Puranam says that, during Maha Pralaya, Bhrama Deva filled a Kumbha ( pot) with sand from sacred places and Amritam to revive the creation. This Kumbha was floating and Kumbakonam is the place where it stopped. Paramashiva came as Kirathamoorthy and pierced the pot with
an arrow and Amritham flowed here. Amritham mixed with sand and became Shivalingam which is Kumbeswarar.

Amritam is believed to have fallen in Mahamagha kulam and the Potramarai
kulam( temple pond).
Mahamagham festival which is held every 12 years is related to this temple. Shivalingam is narrow at top and broad at bottom. It is because of this temple, the city got it's name Kumbakonam

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