Kumbakonam was naturally a religious and small industries town. Predominance of the commercial segments was mostly occupied by Silks Sarees and Metal Industries. Kumbakonam is the major suppliers of Silk Sarees for Indian silks market.
Established in 1925 Raya Silk has been the main source for the creation of Hotel Raya's. Famous in Kumbakonam for its pure Silk Sarees , Raya Silk is a manufacturing and wholesale unit for the Silk Sarees.