Arulmigu Chakrapani Temple

Sri Chakrapani Temple, is situated at Kumbakonam a temple town in tamilnadu, India. Most of the temple was built by the Nayak kings between the 13th and 17th centuries, but the central shrine dates to the end of the Chola period.

There are two entrances for entering the central shrine of the temple. You will enter the southern entrance during the dakshinayana period, when the sun is in the Southern Hemisphere and the northern entrance during the period of uttarayana, when the sun is in the northem hemisphere.

Diviness: The images of Chakrapani and with 8 arms and Sudarshanavalli Thayar with a gracious visage are inspiring. Brahma, Surya and Agni are depicted as worshipping the Lord. According to legend, Surya once competed with Vishnu to decide who was brighter. Vishnu appeared in the form of a Chakra and put down the pride of Surya. Like Shiva, Lord Chakrapani has a third eye on His forehead.

This temple is situated on the southern bank of Cauvery also this temple is considered to be one of the most important Vishnu temples in South India, along with Srirangam and Tirupati. Here the main deity is Chakraraja and Sudharshana Chakra.

The outer Prakara of this temple is made in the form of balcony. Agampara Vinayakar, Panchamuga Aancheneyar and Vijayavalli are the important idols located in this temple. Seven of the Alwars sang the glories of this temple.

Propitious Days: Satuardays are very special to workship the lord Chakrapani. Vaikunda Ekadasi and Masi maham are other famous festivals celebrated in this Temple.