Kamakshi Temple


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Which God is Kamakshi?

Symbolizing the sovereignty of nature, Kamakshi Devi is described as the Supreme Goddess of Tranquility and Beauty. Also Referred to as Kamakshi Amman, the Goddess is observed as a form of Maa Parvati or Goddess Shakti. She is viewed as a manifestation of Goddess Tripura Sundari Devi or the universal mother goddess.

What is special about Kanchi Kamakshi Temple?

The Kamakshi Amman temple has gopurams with gold overlays. The image of the main deity, Kamakshi, is seated in a Padmasana, a yogic posture signifying peace and prosperity, instead of the traditional standing pose.

Who is the husband of Kamakshi?

The story goes that Kamakshi Amma prayed while standing on one foot on a needlepoint to get married to Shiva. Her wish came true and they were married in the month of Phalgun in the Uttara Nakshatra.

How do you worship Kamakshi?

You can chant Kamakshi stotram and ashtottara shatanama for goddess Kamakshi and Devi khadgamala stotra and Lalitha sahasranama stotra (you have to chant without mistakes only) and there are numerous stotras about bhagavati Lalitha and you can worship her with pure devotion and definitely she will bless you.

Who is supreme female god?

Devi is the supreme being in the Shakta tradition of Hinduism; in the Smarta tradition, she is one of the five primary forms of Brahman that is revered. In other Hindu traditions, Devi embodies the active energy and power of Deva, and they always appear together complementing each other.

Is Kamakshi Parvati?

This temple is dedicated to Goddess Kamakshi, one of the forms of Goddess Parvathi, consort of Lord Shiva. This temple is situated at Kancheepuram, better known as Kanchee. Kanchi Kamakshi, Madura Meenakshi and Kasi Visalakshi are most familiar Goddess, which are all the forms of Goddess Parvathi.

Is there dress code in Kanchi Kamakshi temple?

There is no special dress code. In Tamilnadu temples one can wear Dhoti, Pant, Saree, salwar Kameez, chudidhar etc.

Where should we keep Kamakshi lamp?

The Kamakshi deepam should never be placed on the floor. Using a metal plate, a leaf, or a stack of rice, place the deepam. Deepa will bring you œLabha, and this is one of the best Kamakshi Deepam benefits. You should worship it with Haldi, Kumkum, and flowers before lighting.

Why Kamakshi holds sugarcane?

Goddess kamakshi holds the sweet sugarcane bow representing the minds of human beings, and the five shoots representing five senses through which the mind is influenced and is functioning and won the grace of Lord Siva, who alone, as the destroyer of Kaama and Kaala, is capable of saving us from the cycle of birth and .


Goddess Kamakshi is said to have done penance here under the mango tree to marry Lord Shiva. She made idol of Lord Shiva with sand. Lord Shiva wanted to test her and incarnated as Kamba river and tried to destroy the idol with high tides of the river. Kamakshi Devi protected the idol by placing her two hands around it.


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