Abhimugesvarar Temple: Sri Abhimukeswarar Temple with the prime deity facing the west is a renowned temple in the temple town of Kumbakonam. It is a highly revered shrine with the prime deity as Lord Abimukeshwar (an aesthetic form of Lord Shiva). The temple also houses Goddess Amudhavally, the consort of Lord Abhimukeswara.
The temple structure shows the brilliance of ancient South Indian architectural styles. The idol is attractive with divine features. It is believed that the deity in this temple faces west to allow darshan (view) to the nine river maidens during Mahamagam Festival. The temple attracts huge crowds during Mahamaham festival.