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Ekambareshvara Temple

Kanchipuram, India
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Ranked #2 of 26 attractions in Kanchipuram
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Religious Sites
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Hyderabad, India
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

There is a story that there was a mango tree with 4 branches, but now all that doesn't exist. The branches broke when there was heavy rain and so on.

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bangalore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Recently I went to this temple from chennai with a friend.We hired a taxi and reached at 11am .Since it was a holiday there were huge rush and crowd.We were standing in the queue for about 30 mins and had darshan.A massive and importent temple in kanchipuram.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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75 reviews 75 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

One of the Ancient Temples in Kancheepuram. Peace, Divine and spiritual. Very huge temple indeed. Can be overcrowded in holidays.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This temple was built by the Pallava Dynasty and is quite old.The temple has huge corridors and high celings.The area covered by the temple is also huge.There is an ancient Mango tree,on the inside outer periphery of the temple,wherein pooja was done by the devi.Now the old trunks is not visible,though new shoots are existing.

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Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This temple is huge and the architecture of the temple is excellent. We had a pleasant and divine darshan. We can see a tree which is thousands of years of old inside the temple. The Linga here is prithvi Linga as it is made of sand. We cant do abhishekam here because of this.

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Sacramento, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

This temple was amazing. At first, my business partner and I walked the surrounding areas, then my business partner asked me to go "inside" to see the priests. When invited, I thought "inside" was going to be a small area, much like past temples I visited. However, it was the entranceway to an amazing indoor stone building. Beautiful and like... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Other than big temples in kanchipuram so many small temples in kanchipuram as well. They are located in manin streets and also around kanchipuram. They are as beautiful as well big temples, and equally old enough to big temples. Images of of 108 siva temples can be seen at http://www.tamiltour.com/108-siva-templeams-in-kanchipuram

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Bangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

This temple is located about 1-2 Kms from Kailasnatha temple.The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva.There is also a Mango tree which is said to be about 3500 years old(I heard from the priest that the main branch of the 3500 year old tree fell years back) under which Godess Parvati is said to have done penance.A notice board near... More

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Bangalore, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

The Supreme Soul is God. He dwells in every living being as a soul. Thus the physical body is the abode for the Soul which is the smallest particle of Supreme Soul. The soul resides in the body for a fixed period as determined by Lord Bramha, the creator. On departure of the soul from the physical body, the body... More

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

It was a very nice temple, the Idol of Lord Shiva was so powerful, there was a tree situated behind, which was around 3500 years old. The atmosphere was nice.

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