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Visit Ekambaranatha Temple

The richness and exquisiteness of Tamil art and culture are accepted and appreciated by millions of art lovers from round the world. Each and every town in Tamil Nadu is blessed with skilled craftsmen and handicraft centres. Added to artistic skills of locals, religious beliefs and tolerance is strongly attached with Tamil lifestyle and traditions. Temples in South India are after all known for their majestic architecture, rich outlook and practice of thousand years old customs. Kanchipuram is one such city in Tamil Nadu whose traditional hand- weaved silk sarees are famous across the world. Kachipuram's temples are also explicit examples of South Indian temple art and architecture whose brilliance and magnificence cannot be compared to anything in the world.

The richness and exquisiteness of Tamil art and culture are accepted and appreciated by millions of art lovers from round the world. Each and every town in Tamil Nadu is blessed with skilled craftsmen and handicraft centres. Added to artistic skills of locals, religious beliefs and tolerance is strongly attached with Tamil lifestyle and traditions. Temples in South India are after all known for their majestic architecture, rich outlook and practice of thousand years old customs. Kanchipuram is one such city in Tamil Nadu whose traditional hand- weaved silk sarees are famous across the world. Kachipuram's temples are also explicit examples of South Indian temple art and architecture whose brilliance and magnificence cannot be compared to anything in the world.

Ekambaranatha Temple, also known as Ekambareswarar Temple, is a Hindu shrine in Kanchipuram dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple is largest of its kind in Kanchipuram that houses the tallest (59 metre) gopuram in India. Apart from its unmatched architecture and intricate artworks and 1532 CE inscriptions, it also possesses legends that draw the attention of pilgrims and locals. Few interesting features about Ekambaranatha Temple are:

  • it is the resting abode of a 3,500 year old mango tree, sthala-virutcham,
  • there is a small shrine dedicated to Lord Vishnu,
  • it is one of the five major Shiva temples that represent the element earth.



The pristine site of adjoining Vegavathi River spreads the air of serenity, peace and holiness to the surrounding environment.

Timing

All days of the week 5:00 AM - 12:00 PM 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

PREFFERED BY

Nirvana Seekers ,Experience Seekers,God lovers,Spiritual seekers

TIME SPENT

Around 1 hour

ENTRY FEE

No Entry Fee

Quick Info

  • Attractions

    Pilgrimage Site
  • STD Code

    044
  • Best Season

    Throughout the year
  • State/Code

    /6315xx
  • LANGUAGES

    Tamil, English