|Saarangapaani Swami Koil|
It’s been a year since I went to Kumbakonam. When I think about it, I am unable to believe it. Time just flies in jet pace. All that remains are the memories fed in our little heads. I also realized that I have not posted some of the pictures yet. So, I decided to do it today – last year, same day, I travelled to the same place… It was a life changing journey…
Waiting for the next one! Hope you enjoy the pictures J
Kumbakonam is famous for the Mahamagham that takes place once in twelve years. When I had been there last year, renovation works were going on because the Mahamagham was awaited. It took place in February this year. So, the Gopuram were either freshly painted or the work was in progress.
The beauty of the temples in Kumbakonam is that they carry an old world charm and are free from the commercialization that have become a part and parcel of famous temples. Their simplicity is truly marvelling!
The driver who also transformed into a guide for me took me to the Mangalambikavilas Hotel. He told me that it is a very famous hotel and many celebrities go there to relish the taste of the food served there. I have to tell you that it tasted like home food; the kind that mothers cook – free from soda and all that. I had enjoyed the dosa and vada J I still remember its taste. The hotel is situated inside the Kumbeswarar temple. Don’t miss it when go there. And I had also slurped the Kumbakonam degree coffee.
If you are planning a trip to Kumbakonam, Murugan Residency (I stayed here) and Sitthi Residency (Opposite to Murugan Residency) can be a really good option to stay. And for travel, if you are looking for a good taxi service, you can contact Shankar - 9524724442. Do not miss the famous Kumbakonam Degree coffee…