Ekambareswarar Temple, Kanchipuram

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Intricately crafted sculptures adorn the massive structure of Ekambareswarar Temple all the way to the top. Walk through the gate beneath the 59 m (193.5 ft) gopuram (tower), to enter the mandapa, where public rituals such as weddings take place. Explore the 9.3 hectare (23 acre) grounds, with a thousand-pillared pavilion and five courtyards, each with its own character. Look out for the 3,500-year-old sthala-virutcham, or temple tree, whose four branches reputedly bear four types of mango. Before you head to Kanchipuram, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Kanchipuram travel route planner, to make sure you see all that Kanchipuram has to offer, including Ekambareswarar Temple.
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  • This temple is located 2km away from the Kanchipuram bus stand. It is one of the biggest temples in Kanchipuram which covers an area of 40 Acres. The idol Shiva is called Ekambaranathar and Parvathi.....  more
    This temple is located 2km away from the Kanchipuram bus stand. It is one of the biggest temples in Kanchipuram which covers an area of 40 Acres. The idol Shiva is called Ekambaranathar and Parvathi.....  more »
  • Though the Ekambareshwarar temple itself is very old (some proof of its existence have been found as early as 600 CE), the present structure was built during the Chola rule with additions by later... 
    Though the Ekambareshwarar temple itself is very old (some proof of its existence have been found as early as 600 CE), the present structure was built during the Chola rule with additions by later...  more »

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