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Address: Kanchipuram, India

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Dedicated to Lord Shiva, this is one of the best temples in Kanchipuram in terms of religious significance and architecture. It is enormous and if you are a non - Hindu, it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 15, 2015
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Dedicated to Lord Shiva, this is one of the best temples in Kanchipuram in terms of religious significance and architecture. It is enormous and if you are a non - Hindu, it would be useful to have a guide show you around , so that you understand the significance of the temple, its history, rituals and architecture. Take time to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We visited the 'Ekambareswara temple' on 11th November 2014. This Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and spread over a vast area of more than 30 acres with as many as 1000 Shivalingams dotting the temple inner walls on all the sides. The huge , beautifully carved pillars of the temple numbering around 1000 presenting a sight of majesty wherever... More 

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Coimbatore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

this is an ancient temple,just in front of Kanchi Mutt.A very rare Easwara,said to have been made of clay and hence no abhishekams.Eka means One..must see in Kanchi just an hr's drive from Chennai!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Ekambareshwara Temple is the largest temple in town. It is one of the pancha bootha sthalam – the five Shiva temples wherein the lingam is made of one of the five elements, air, earth, fire, sky, and water. Here, the lingam is made of earth. Four of these five temples are in Tamil Nadu and one is in Srikalahasti in... More 

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Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We visited this temple twice, At Night of 25.2.15 and in morng of 26.2.2015. It is beleived that Mother Parvati got lord shiva by Tapasya under a tree which is beleived to be 3500 years old and some part of tree is kept in temple in show case. This is one of the biggest temple of South India. Present structure... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

This is a large temple and with regular pujas. But the general upkeep is poor and there are no signages to explain the significance of this ancient temple. The pool attached to the temple is in poor shape.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We loved the temple and the ambience. The old age grandeur is intact. The priests take time to explain the history. Not too crowded. Excellent architectural pieces. The circumumbulation path is magnificent. The huge gopuram is a beauty. Very calm place. Do not rush through this Temple.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015 via mobile

One of the largest temples in Kanchipuram, the Ekbareswarar temple is linked with a lot of legends, especially the one in which Goddess Kamatchi meditating under a mango tree. The 3000 years old tree has been genetically recreated and hence makes this a must-visit temple in this historical town.

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Gurgaon, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Built in the classical style, this is perfect example of a South Indian temple. It has impressive 1000 pillar corridor around the main temple. It is also one of the 5 Shiva temples symbolising the 5 elements - and represents Earth. It has 108 Siva Lingams along the inner wall. The Nandi is large and impressive. It is open form... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Yes! We may not be able to visit Himalayas ,even if we visit,we may not able to locate the place where Lord Shiva and Parvathy got married,but here in Kanchi,Ekambareshvara temple is the stage,where same story is replayed,ie,Devi doing penance to please Lord and to get him as husband ,worshipping him in the form of Linga made of sand and... More 

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