Kumbakonam is the temple city of South India situated in Thanjavur district of Tamil Nadu.
Kumbakonam is known as the "temple town" due to the prevalence of a number of temples here and is noted for its Mahamaham festival which attracts people from all over the globe. The town has also been well - known for its prestigious educational institutions which have turned out eminent stalwarts in diverse spheres
Kumbakonam is known for its temples and mathas (monasteries). There are around 188 Hindu temples within the municipal limits of Kumbakonam.[ Apart from these, there several thousand temples around the town thereby giving the town the sobriquets "Temple Town" and "City of temples