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Ekambareshvara Temple

Address: Kanchipuram, India
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Ranked #2 of 27 Attractions in Kanchipuram
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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

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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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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Chennai
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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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vizag
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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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