Kasi Viswanatha Swamy Temple



Main Deity : Sri Kasi Viswanatha Swamy

Ambal : Sri Visalakshi

Other Deities : Kasi Viswanathar

Holy Water : Mahamaha Theertham

Temple Tree : Vilvam

Prominence of the Shrine : The Nine Spinsters (Navakannihas) offered here worship to get relief from their sins and got the relief.

Temple History : This temple is located on the north bank of ‘Mahamagam Tank’. The nine spinsters (Navakannihas) including Ganga, Yamuna, Godawari, Kumari, Payodhini and sarayu rivers had a problem for long time. World living beings have taken bath in these rivers to get rid of their sins and these rivers were carrying all those sins forever. They have worshipped Lord Shiva and enquired him how to get rid of these sins that they are carrying. Lord Shiva has advised them to come to Kumbakonam and take bath in Mahamagam tank and they will be recovered from the sins. They also did the same and got purified when they took bath in Mahamagam tank. Lord shiva also appeared in the North bank of this tank which is Viswanatha Temple.

Temple has one more history related to Sri Ram. Sri Ram worshipped Kasi Viswanadha and obtained a garland of ‘Rudhraksha’ (the seed is produced by several species of large evergreen broad-leaved trees in the genus Elaeocarpus, and is considered as the sacred beads for prayer in Hinduism; meaning the eye of Lord Shiva) on his way to quell Ravana according to the temple history.

who worshipped here : Agathair, Navakannihas

Temple Timings : 6.00 am to 12.00 noon - 4.00 pm to 8.3 0 pm

Pooja Details : Six times a day.

Temple Festivals : Masi Maham Festival, Maha Magam Festival (once in 12 years)

Nearest Town : Kumbakonam.

Address : Sri Kasi Viswanadha Swamy Temple,
Maha Maha Tank Northern Bank,
Kumbakonam (Po.),
Thanjavur (Dt). PIN – 612 001

Hotel Near Kasi Viswanatha Swamy Temple, Kumbakonam :

1.Sivamurugan Hotels

60 Feet Main Road, | Near New Bus Stand,

Kumbakonam 612 001, India

Ph: 096000 00384

2.Sara Regency

45/1 Chennai Road, Kumbakonam 612002, India

Ph:082200 05555

3.Quality Inn VIHA 

New Railway Road, Kumbakonam,

Tanjore, Tamil Nadu 612001

Trichy Road, Namakkal

Ph:0435 255 5555

4.Hotel Green Park 

No. 10, Lakshmi Vilas Street,

Kumbakonam, South India - 612001.

Ph :(0435) - 2402853 / 2403914

5.Hotel Vinayaga - Kumbakonam

132C, Kamaraj Road,

Kumbakonam- 612 001

Tamilnadu, India

Tele : +91 435 240 03 56

Telefax : +91 435 240 03 57

Mobile: +91 822 001 9 122

Reservation No: +91 4296 272 110

Restaurant Near Kasi Viswanatha Swamy Temple, Kumbakonam :

1.Venkatramanaa Hotel

No 40, TSR Big Street, Kumbakonam HO,

Kumbakonam - 612001, Near Gandhi Park

Ph : +(91)-9442130736

2.Sri Balaji Bhavan

1, Sasthra College Road,

Kumbakonam HO, KUMBAKONAM - 612001

Ph : +(91)-435-2424578

3.Hotel Shanmuga Bhavan

16, Kumbeswarar South Street,

Kumbakonam HO, KUMBAKONAM - 612001


4.Gowri Shankar Hotel

No 47, John Selvaraj Nagar,

Kumbakonam HO, Kumbakonam - 612001

Ph : +(91)-9443131276 ,+(91)-435-2431177

 tel  : (91)-435-2430736

5.Rayas Garden Restaurant

No 18 Rayas Hotel, Head Post Office Road,

Kumbakonam HO, Kumbakonam - 612001

Ph :+(91)-435-2423170, 2423171, 2423172, 2423173"

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