siva-temples

Arulmigu Ekambareswarar Temple

The Temple: This temple has a gopuram with 3 Storey and its prakaram has constructed with 7 feet height wall around four sides. Ekambareswarar Temple is located in the southern side of Nageswarar temple. Near by Old bus stand, Kumbakonam.

The annual festival in the month of Masi is well attended. The Mahamaham tank is the center of great festivity once every 12 years – when Jupiter is positioned in the zodiac sign of Leo, and the sun is positioned in Aquarius and the moon is in the asterism of Magam (Maasi Magam) – when Ekambareswarar is taken in procession there. Lakhs of pilgrims converge for a dip in the Mahamagam tank during that time.

Vinayagar, Murugan, Dakshina moorthy and Rahu Kala Kaliamman are other major god and goddess placed along with the main idols in this temple.