Rajagopalaswamy Temple is situated at Big Street in Kumbakonam. The presiding deity is known as Rajagopalaswamy. His consort is known as Sengamalavalli. The temple has 16 Towers, 18 Vimanas, 7 prakara’s, 7 mandaps and 9 sacred springs-theerthas. In the 11 tier Rajagopuram, there are no sculptures up to six stages from the base. All God sculptures are from the 7th stage only. This is a rare and different type of Rajagopuram in Mannargudi. For the beauty of temple cars – Raths – Ther Azhagu – in Tamil’ Tiruvarur stands as outstanding example. For the beauty of temple Compound Wall, ‘Mathil Azhagu in Tamil’ Mannargudi is numero uno. Theertham Tank is a little far from the temple. This is the place where sages performed penance for the darshan of Lord. This theertha is considered as Jamuna River and is praised as Haridra Nadhi. The float festival is celebrated here on Aani Poornima day in June-July. Legend says During the Krishnavatara, there were two Sages in the south named Gopilar and Gopralayar. Hearing the Leelas of Lord Krishna they set out to see him in Dwaraka. Maharshi Narada met them on the way and told them that Krishnavatara had ended and Lord had returned to His abode. The sages fell fainted on hearing this news. Maharshi Narada woke them up and consoled them. As advised by Narada, they began penance to have lord’s darshan. Lord appeared before them as Krishna in all His 32 Leelas. As requested by the sages, Lord stayed in this place. The image of the presiding deity is 156 Feet tall. There is a big tank at the entrance of the shrine where rain water is collected. The temple complex has 16 gopurams (tower gateways), 7 prakaram’s (outer courtyard), 24 shrines, seven mandapams (halls) and nine sacred theerthams (temple tanks). The utsava (festival deity) is a bronze figure from the Chola period. It shows Kesha banda type of coiffure and restrained ornamentation, a typical of the Chola bronzes of the 11th century. The temple tank is called Haridra Nadhi, 1,158 feet long and 837 feet broad (23 acres), making it one of the largest temple tanks in India.