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Sri Ekambareswarar temple
 
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Moolavar: Ekambareswarar
  Urchavar: -
  Amman / Thayar: Kalika Parameswari
  Thala Virutcham: -
  Theertham: -
  Agamam / Pooja :
  Old year: 1000-2000 years old
  Historical Name:
  City: Nageswaram East Street
  District: Thanjavur
  State: Tamil Nadu
 
     
Singers:
     
   
     
 Festival:
     
  Daily rahu kala pujas, sumangali aradana on pooram star day in the tamil month purattasi – september-october, to ensure a long mangal sutra proserity for women, tiruvilakku puja on the last friday of aadi month (july-august) are the pujas and celebrations in the temple. Mother kamakshi visits the mahamaham tank during mahamaha festival.  
     
 Temple's Speciality:
     
  In the place of nandhi, simha (lion) occupies the place before mother kamakshi.  
     
Opening Time:
   
  The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. To 12.00 a.m. And from 4.30 p.m. T08.00 p.m.  
   
Address:
   
  Sri ekambareswarar temple, nageswaram east street, kumbakonam.  
   
Phone:
   
  +91 
    
 General Information:
     
 

Though a shiva temple, kalika parameswari shrine is ever over crowded with devotees.  After worsjipping raja  ganapathy, pujas are performed to mother at the rahukala time each day.  Mother appears with her eight hands to kill the demon with weapons on each hand and praised as ashtapuja (eight hands) kali, holding sword, armour etc.  Ashtalakshmi mandap is in front of kalika parameswari shrine.  It is noteworthy that nandhi the vehicle of lord shiva is before this shrine, as ambika is considered to be of a furious character.  The temple is maintained by viswkarma community people.

 
     
Prayers
    
 

Virgins awaiting marriage, pray to kannika parameswari seeking a good groom.

 
    
Thanks giving:
    
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 Greatness Of Temple:
     
 

The tradition of rahukala pujua began from this temple only.

 
     
  Temple History:
     
 

It is believed that the temple would have been built by viswakarma community people.   Mother kamakshi is the kula devatha of sculptors.  When they begin construction of a temple, they first draw a picture of mother kali.  There is room to believe that almost all temples in kumbakonam were constructed after installing mother kali only.  They installed mother kamakshi and lord ekambareswara  before taking up the building work.   It is also noteworthy that mother kamakshi is supreme here, hence, goddess alone visit the tank on the mahamaham festival day.

 
     
Special Features:
     
  Miracle Based: Lion occupies the place of nandhi in the ambica shrine.
 
     
     
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