Ekambareswarar Temple, Kanchipuram

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Historic Site · Religious Site
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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  • It's a place of divine lord Shiva is main God over here. Its temple city where ever you turn you get a temple it's a beautiful place to...  more »
  • This shiva temple houses the age old mango tree and hence the name Ekambareshwarar. The architecture here is adorable too.  more »

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