Kumbhakonam and Deity of Panca tattva of Mayapur

Panca Tattva of Mayapur

Kumbakonam is also well known for the intricately carved Pancha loha (5 metal) deities made there, a craft that is now famous in ISKCON, since the Pancha-tattva Deities installed at Sridham Mayapur were crafted here. This finished Deities, each weighing about 3 tons, departed Kumbakonam on January 31, 2004, first making a stop at the Sri Swaminathar Swami temple, which was circumambulated by their Lordships on the truck before heading towards Their new home at Mayapur dhama.