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Represents the Earth in pancha bhoota lingams. Located in heart of Kanchi. Go around the temple to enjoy the magnificent ancient architecture. Look for an old mango tree "said to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Represents the Earth in pancha bhoota lingams. Located in heart of Kanchi. Go around the temple to enjoy the magnificent ancient architecture. Look for an old mango tree "said to be" 2000 yrs or older.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Great sense of history about the place - as is with most Kanchi temples. The inscriptions say a lot more, and there is a lot to be admired in the architecture if you have the time. The great halls, the folklore around the mango tree, the sactorum - all make for a great spiritual experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

One of the pancha bhoota Kshetras, the Ekambareswara Temple in Kanchipuram is famous as a place of pilgrimage as well as its architectural beauty. Located in the heart of the town, the temple is massive in size and its towers are majestic, and can be spotted from more than 10 kms away. Set aside atleast one - two hours to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Gaali gopuram is enough to explain the beauty of temple. Must watch temple in the city. Lingam made of sand, hence no abhishekam done. Pujari will explain the history in any language.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Located in very big premises, the temple environment is very relaxed. The temple also has a very nice architecture.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Very old temple dedicated to lord Shiva in the city of temples. Nice architecture. Cameras are allowed so you can take pics. Huge temple with a tree 3000 years old. Must visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Though the Kamakshi Temple is the principle deity of Kanchi, the Ekambaraswara temple is grander. (Ekambareswara is the divine consort of Kamakshi). The long corridors with carved pillars are beautiful. There is also a wonderful Pancha-Mukha Vinayaga in the outer courtyard. Do not miss to see the bronze representation of Siva marrying Parvati. It is amazingly artistic icon where the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The temple is the first one you get as you veer off the bangalore Chennai highway. The Lingam is very different from what you see in other temple as. It has the God and Goddess behind the main idol which is a rare case. It is here that the pair got married after Parvati did penance under a single tree... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

It is one of the panchabhootha stahlams of Lord Shiva and is a very sacred place. Though the temple is not as big as other panchabhootha stalams it is avery sacred temple and we can have good darshan

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

When in Kanchi this is one of the nice temples to visit. Very nice history. Please ensure to follow the times as it gets very crowded.

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