Things To do in Kumbakonam

Overview

Venture to the serene village of Kanjanur, just 18 kilometers from Kumbakonam, to discover the Kanjanur Sukran Temple, also known as Agneeswarar Temple. This Hindu temple is dedicated to Sukra, the celestial deity Venus, although the primary deity of worship is Lord Shiva in the form of Agniswarar. Built during the medieval Chola era, the temple showcases remarkable architectural finesse with its five-tiered gopuram and two precincts. It is believed that the construction of the shrine was completed during the Vijayanagar Period, and it is known by various names including Palaasavanam, Brahmapuri, Agnistalam, and Neelakudi.

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