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Kamakshi Amman Temple, Chennai

4.4
#15 of 129 in Historic Sites in Chennai
Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Landmark
Head to the historic city of Kanchipuram and witness a prime example of Dravidian architecture at Kamakshi Amman Temple. According to historians, the temple was probably built around 6 CE. It features gopurams, which are covered in gold overlays. Its main deity is Kamakshi. Notice as the god sits in a yoga-like position as opposed to the traditional standing position of many other deities. This signifies peace and prosperity. Use our Chennai trip builder tool to visit Kamakshi Amman Temple on your trip to Chennai, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Another interesting Hindu temple. Lots of carvingS and statues to photograph. Dedicated in honor of Shiva.  more »
  • Visited this temple during our south india tour. It was remakable and amazing site and one must see this temple once in a life time.  more »
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  • One of the cleanest and well maintained temple in the vicinity. Kanchi Kamakshi idol is fabulous which is seated in lotus position, has a crescent moon on the head, and four hastas. It is said Adi Shankaracharya re-established the Sri Chakra in this Kamakshi (Thripurasundari) temple.
  • Excellent place to worship and surrender towards Devi. 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

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