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Ekambareshvara Temple

Kanchipuram, India
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Ranked #2 of 27 Attractions in Kanchipuram
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Started from Vellore by 6:30 AM towards Kanchipuram. The distance is around 70 kms. We reached our first temple on the list - Shri Ekambareshvara Temple. The temple is very big and one of the major 5 Shiva temples. The temple has a very good feel when someone enters and there are multiple levels of prakaras here. The early morning... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

One of the big and important Siva temples. It is one of the five major Shiva temples or Pancha Bootha Sthalams (each representing a natural element) representing the element - Earth. Legend has it that once Parvati, the consort of Shiva was doing penance under the temple's ancient Mango tree near Vegavathi river. In order to test her devotion Shiva... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Shiva in both roobam and aroobam; along with his wife parvathi (no separate sanctum for ambal) very old more than 2000 yrs

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Udupi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

We have visited this temple in our TTDC (Tamilnadu Tourism Development Corporation) Kanchipuram - mahabalipuram one day trip package. There is special entrance fee which is Rs 5 to enter this temple. (ticket copy attached with this review) You are going to see a mango tree which is 3000 year old. (but now it's not there, small tree is there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

very good temple. great architecture and good corridors . very old temple but well maintained . the name is after an old and a very large tree here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Ekambareswarar temple to describe in a single word is awesome. Located in the nortern side of Kanchipuram is possibly the largest temple In Kanchipuram. In main gopuram is the tallest in Kanchipuram. The main deity Ekambareswarar is the Earth element of Lord Shiva. The temple is over 1000 years old. The stone sculpture is just beautiful. The temple also houses... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Very nice and huge old temple. Once can see the 3500 old Mango Tree where sri Parvathi devi (in the form of Sri Kamashi amma) prayed Lord Shiva to get married at this place. Lord shiva is huge and is made of Sand so this temple is called Bhoomi (earth) linga.

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

Very close to Kamakshi amman temple. This temple houses the Nilathunda Perumal sannidhi which is counted under 108 Divya Desam. The temple is close to railway station and the huge gopuram can be seen on the national highway itself. There is ample parking area and the temple is huge covering a large area. The main deity of Ekambareswarar is beautiful.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Kanchipuram- the ancient city of South India, close to Chennai, is a very holy place to all Hindus. This place is very sacred, as how is Kasi/Varnasi. Situated 70 Kms from Chennai, this place is known as the City of 1000 temples. Many great temples have been built during the great Pallava Empire dating back to 3 to 6 century... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We visited Ekambareshwar Temple recently, in Aug. We had a nice experience. The shivlinga is made-up of balu, so abhishek is not done. when we visited there is not soo much crowd. Ekambareshwar Temple is one of the panch-bho linga of Lord Shiva (Prathavi Linga). Two unique thing about ekambareshwar Temple are i) Mata parvati and Lord Shiv's marriage held... More 

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