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Address: Nr. River Cauvery, Kumbakonam 612001, India

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This temple is located inside the city easily accessible but there is n o parking place for cars as such.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 November 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

This temple is located inside the city easily accessible but there is n o parking place for cars as such.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Chakrapani temple is a nice temple tucked away in one corner of Kumbakonam. It is probably close to the cauvery river banks but not sure as there is no water in the cauvery these days. We visited this place as a part of our temple tour. The main deity is Vishnu in the form of Sudarshan Chakra.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

We visited many God Vishnu temples and everywhere Chakarathazhvar is kept as one sannadhi. First time I seeing there is a temple for Chakarathazhvar by himself which is great... The temple is small and perumal looks so clear with sharp feature. I

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Bengaluru, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

This temple is one of the important Vaishnavite temples in Kumbakonam . All Alwars sang about the glory of this temple in their hymns. This temple was built by Nayak kings between 13th and 16th centuries. In 1620 Govinda Dikshitar, Diwan of Nayak kings, who constructed Rama Swamy Temple also built a corridor between Sarangapani Temple and the older Chakrapani... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

Nice temple , smaller but God inside temple is good , Krishna temple , really nice temple , small and simple but pleasant place :-)

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Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016

A very powerful temple situated near the main market area, it is dedicated to Lord Chakrathaalvar, a form of Lord Vishnu. it is believed that circumambulating this temple 12 times a day for 48 days can fulfill any wish. This temple has two entrances that are used in turn based on the sun's position in Uttarayan or Dakshinayan.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016 via mobile

If you are visiting Kumbakonam, a holy dip in the river Cauvery and a visit to the Chakrapani temple on its bank is a must-do activity.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015

There are two sets of stairs to go to the main sanctum depending on the movement of the Sun.It attracys a lot of visitors being in the middle of the town.But the sculptors are not much to speak about

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015

Temple renovation work is going on. Please check is Kumbabishekam is over. We had visited during Oct 2015.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2015

We visited this temple during our kumbakonam temple visit trip. It is one of the vintage temples in the numerous temples of kumbakonam. Dhasrshan was very blissful and the deity had an auro surrounding himself making you admire and worship him immediately. One aspect I very much liked about this temple is the walking path around inner most sanctum. Temple... More 

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