Most Famous Temples in Kanchipuram

Most Famous Temples in Kanchipuram
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  • 14 October 2022

Also known as the Golden City of Temples, it is one of the most important Hindu pilgrimage sites in the entire world. Kanchipuram is one of the most-ancient cities of southern India and traces its history to the 2nd century BCE as an early Chola capital. From the 3rd to the 9th century CE, it was the Pallava capital, and from the 10th to the 13th century, it served as the late Chola government headquarters. There are many places to visit in Kanchipuram that create an impression to last forever on your senses. From bird sanctuary to scenic gardens and cascading lakes, Kanchipuram takes you closer to nature with its fresh burst of air, and soothing environment. This city is extremely renowned for its beautiful Kanchipuram Sarees that are woven from the thread of pure mulberry silk.

Ekambareswarar temple
The first fact that separates the Ekambareswarar Temple from others is that it is the biggest temple in Kanchipuram. There is no other temple in the town that can match the magnitude of the Ekambareswarar Temple. Apart from this, the temple authorities are proud of its 59m tall gopuram, making it the tallest gopuram in India. In this temple, Lord Shiva is worshiped as Ekambareswarar. Here the Shiva Lingam is referred to as Prithvi Lingam, and Goddess Parvati has been depicted as Elavarkuzhali. There are numerous shrines in the temple, such as the Ekambareswarar and Nilathingal Thundam Perumal. These are the most prominent shrines in the temple.

Kanchi kailasanathar temple
The temple has the most wonderful stone carvings of Shiva, Parvati, Vishnu, Brahma and Ganesha. Prominently featured with the blessings of all these family god's, thus very luxurious from inside, temple is dedicated to lord Shiva. Inside the temple we have a passageway that is believed to be a representation of life, with the entry as the death and exit denoting the re-birth. And this process keeps continuing till the last phase of this universe since the life of a creature is being designed ti reborn and die at every form of life, as the Hindu scriptures has to say.

Sri vaikuntha Perumal temple
Located in the quaint village of Uthiramerur, and built in the 8th century by Pallava king Nandivarman (731-796), the Sri Vaikunta Perumal Temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu who is worshipped as Vaikunta Perumal, along with his consort, Goddess Lakshmi, who is revered as Anandavalli. While originally built by the Pallavas, the temple was renovated in part by the Cholas at a later time. It was also destroyed by some cruel invaders, but didn't lose its significance.

Kumarakottam temple
This temple is dedicated to Lord Murugan, the Hindu war god. It’s also one of India’s 7 moksha-puris – the sacred cities. In this temple in praise of Lord Murugan, the sacred Kanda Puranam was composed by the saint Kachiappa Sivachariyar. Kamakshi Amman temple Southern India is well-known for its cultural heritage, and the Kamakshi Amman Temple represents an important gem from the past. Set in the midst of Kanchipuram, also known as the City of Temples, this place of worship is home to the divine Goddess Kamakshi, who is believed to be an incarnation of Parvati, the Hindu goddess of love, fertility and strength.

 

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