Someswaran Temple, Kumbakonam

Sri Someshwar Temple is a wonderful Shiva temple  located in Kumbakonam. In this temple, Lord Shiva is worshipped in the name of Someswaran, and as usual, he is worshipped in the form of Shiva Lingam, and his consort Ma Shakti Devi is named as Somasundari.

Lord Someswar and Ma Somasundari are praised by the Nayanars, and they have sanctified these deities in their Shaivite Holy Text Tevaram, during 7th century AD. This temple is also classified as one of the Paadal Petra Sthalams. Since Lord Soma (Chandra) had once performed meditation at this temple, hence the temple came to be known as “SRI SOMESHWAR TEMPLE.

This temple is located nearby to Sarangapani temple. Hence both Shaivites and Vaishnavites can worship their respective deities in the temples. The temple follows six daily rituals and celebrates twelve annual festivals. The Masi Magam festival is being grandly celebrated at this temple during (February – March) and Shivaratri festival is also nicely celebrated. This temple was well repaired and renovated by the Nayaks, during 16th century AD. This Lingam is supposed to be a self-emanated one, and apart from the main shrines, we can also see the shrines of Lord Vinayaka, Lord Arumuga, Valli, Gajalakshmi and Nataraja. The consecration ceremony of the temple was performed during the year 2015, and during that time, large number of devotees were eagerly attended the holy event.

There are about hundreds of small and big temples situated in and around Kumbakonam. Devotees from all around India used to visit the famous temple city Kumbakonam in order to witness the popular temples. Those who live in and around Kumbakonam are to be considered as luckier ones, since they could get the great divine pleasure by visiting the Kumbakonam Temples. But still some elderly people who stays in and around Kumbakonam, are not paying much attention to visit these nice Kumbakonam Temples, since they are of the opinion that god dwells on their souls itself!



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