Someswarar Kumbakonam

Someswarar, Kumbakonam

Padal Petra Sthalam, Thanjavur District


Someswarar (also Somanadar, Sikkeswarar), facing east


Somasundari (also Thenarmozhiyal), facing south

Other Deities

Ganesha, Muruga with consorts, Gajalakshmi, Nalvar, Sekkizhar, Nataraja, Navagraha

Someswarar Kumbakonam has a 5 tier Rajagopuram at the eastern entrance. The lingam is a Suyambu (self-occurring).

Holy Water (Theertham) –Mahamaha Theertham, Somatheertham

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – Vilwam (Aegle marmelos)


Thirugnanasambandar (7th Century CE) has visited and rendered Thevaram Hymns for the lord here at Someswarar Kumbakonam. The development of this temple is dedicated to the Chola Kings and later kings added to the existing structure.


It is believed that the hanger which had the pot of Amrut miraculously turned into a Shiva Lingam here at Someswarar Kumbakonam. Guru and Chandran are believed to have prayed here at Someswarar Kumbakonam.


Someswarar Kumbakonam is south of Sarangapani Temple and the entrance is on the main road itself.

Stay and Food

Kumbakonam has many good hotels and restaurants in various categories. As this is a very busy area it is advisable to make bookings well ahead.

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