Sri Someswarar (Kudanthaikaronam) temple is located in the village named Kumbakonam, in the district of Thanjavur in the state of Tamil Nadu in South India. The primary deity of this temple is Someswarar (Lord Shiva) and his consorts are Thenar Mozhial and Somasundari.
The holy tree of this temple is none. The holy water of this temple is Mahamaga Theertham. The agamam or pooja of this temple is known as Kameeyam. This temple is nearly 1000-2000 years old in this region. The historical name of this place is Kudanthaikaronam.
As per the Hindu religious scholars and pundits, “The Lord of the temple is praised by Saint Tirugnanasambandar in his hymns. This is the 28th Shiva temple on the southern banks of Cauvery praised in hymns.”
Mahashivrathri is grandly celebrated in this temple in the month of February–March. All the auspicious days and Hindu religious important days are marked with special prayer, rituals and homam.
The temple’s specialty is that Lord of the temple is a swayambu murthi. The temple is open for all from 6.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and from 4.00 p.m. to 8.30 p.m daily.
The important temple festivals of this particular temple are 13 day Rajarajan festival, Aipasi Annabishekam in October-November, Purattasi Navarathri in September-October, Vinayaka Chaturthi, Vaikasi Thiruvadhirai in May-June, Margazhi Tiruvadirai in December-January, Thai Poosam in January-February, Mondays of Karthikai Tamil month covering November-December and Maha Shivrathri in February-March. Devotees and pilgrims from far and near visit this temple on festival days with much dedication and devotion.