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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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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Before 10 'o clock in the morning is the best time to visit on Weekdays. A mango tree which is found at the center of the temple is over 3500 year old with just four Branches which signify the Four Vedas! Entrance itself a feast to eyes

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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Ekambaranathar Temple ( ஏகாம்பரநாதர் கோயில் also known as Ekambareswarar Temple) is situated in Kanchipuram in Tamil Nadu in India. It is said that this temple is the largest temple with a vast area of over 25 acres, within its compound in the city of Kanchipuram. The gigantic Raja Gopuram of the temple is of a height of 59 meters. It... More

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Ekambareshvara temple is more of a religious place than an architectural / historical monument. Very close to Kanchi Kamakshi temple and Kailashnath temple

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I like this temple very much because it was what my guide described as a 'praying temple' rather than a ruin. This always impresses me as much or more than the architecture, people coming and going and performing the rites and rituals that underpin their lives and console them in their moments of difficulty. Well worth a visit

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Hyderabad, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

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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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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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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