Kanchi Temple



It is a land of delicious idli, dosa, sambar, vada and uthappam.

What is Kanchi famous for?

Located about 75 km from Chennai in Tamilnadu state of southern India, Kanchipuram is a temple town renowned for its majestic temple architecture and Silk sarees. Of the 108 holy temples of the Hindu god Vishnu (DivyaDesams), 14 are located in Kanchipuram.

Which God is in Kanchi?

The Kamatchi Amman Temple is an ancient Hindu Temple dedicated to the goddess Kamakshi, one of the highest aspects of Adi Shakti in Shaktism. It is located in the historic city of Kanchipuram, near Chennai, India. Its construction is credited to the Pallava kings, whose capital was in the same city.

What is the famous temple in Kanchipuram?

The Kanchi Kailasanathar temple is the oldest structure in Kancheepuram dedicated to Lord Shiva. The Shiva lingam in this temple is 10 feet high. Kanchi Kailasanathar temple was built in 7th century AD by a Pallava king named Rajasimha known as Narasimhavarman II.

What is special about Kanchi Kamakshi temple?

Kamakshi Temple at Kanchi is one of the 51 Shakti Peethas in the country, a very important Shakti Peeth. This is where the Nabhi or the Navel of the Goddess Sati had fallen when Shiva was taking around her body. It is also believed to be the Nabhisthan or the center of the earth or at least the eastern hemisphere.

What to buy in Kanchi?

But shopping in Kanchipuram is not only about Silk Sarees, for you can also buy decorative items, fruit baskets, jewellery boxes and idols of various Gods and Goddesses. Made of stone, bronze, copper, stone and jute they make good souvenirs and gifts.

What is the best time to visit Kanchipuram?

The best season to visit Kanchipuram starts from March to October. Monsoon is from June to September, brings heavy pouring rains in the area coupled with cool breeze.

Who is the Tamil first god?

Murugan, chief deity of the ancient Tamils of South India, son of the warrior goddess Korravai. He was later identified in part with the North Indian war god Skanda. His favourite weapon was the trident or spear, and his banner carried the emblem of a wild fowl.

Who is the oldest Tamil god?

The Tolkappiyam, possibly the most ancient of the extant Sangam works, dated between the 3rd century BCE and 5th century CE, glorified Murugan, the favoured god of the Tamils.

Which is oldest temple in India?

It is an ancient temple dedicated to the worship of the goddess Durga and is considered one of the oldest functional Hindu temples in India.
Mundeshwari Temple
Completed 635 CE Hindu inscriptions dated 4th century AD were found in the temple m.
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One day you can visit the important temples, not all. Provided you start early. Ekambareswarar Temple & Kamakshi Amman Temple – Very close to railway stn can walk. Kanchi Kailasanathar Temple – Slightly far off, but still can walk or take Auto.


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