: 5km From Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu
: Agasthyar Was Thought Tamizh (Tamil Grammar) Here
Deity Worshipped : Lord Shiva
Innambar lies 5-km to the north west of Kumbakonam. The temple covers an area of about 2 acres. Agasthyar was thought Tamizh (grammar of Tamil) at this temple and he brought it to the world. A very big Garbhagraham, which could allow an elephant to perform puja can be seen here. Airavatam, the mythological elephant is said to have worshipped Lord Shiva here.
A five-tiered RajaGopuram adorns the entrance to this temple with 2 Prakarams, while a Gajaprishta Vimanam with 5 Kalasams crowns the sanctum. Stucco images on the Vimanam illustrate the Stala Puranam.The ShivaLinga and the entrances to the sanctum are huge and the Nataraja image is of great workmanship.
Nityakalyani Amman is situated to the right of Lord Shiva, while there is a separate shrine for Sugandha Kundalambal in the outer Prakaram. Nityakalyani Amman's shrine located close to Lord Shiva's shrine is said to represent the Kalyanakkolam of Lord Shiva. Inscriptions from the Chola and Vijayanagar periods are found in this temple.
Four worship services are offered each day here. Some volunteers who belonged to "Thaayumaanavar Narpani Manram", Trichy, renovated the temple.
HOW TO GET THERE
Air : Nearest airports are Trichy (96 km) and Chennai (275-km).
Rail : The nearest railway station is Kumbakonam, which is well connected with the important towns and cities within and beyond the state.
Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation and Private buses are running daily to/from Kumbakonam from Trichy, Thanjavur, Mayiladuthurai, Mannargudi, Nagapattinam, Neyveli, Villupuram, Coimbatore, Madurai, Erode, Chidambaram, Pondicherry, Cuddalore and Tirunelveli.
WHERE TO STAY
Accommodation is available at the moderate class and small budgeted hotels and lodges in Kumbakonam.