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“1008 Lingas” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Ekambareshvara Temple

Ekambareshvara Temple
Kanchipuram, India
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Ranked #2 of 27 Attractions in Kanchipuram
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Townville, South Carolina
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“1008 Lingas”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

This is a large temple complex with 1008 Lingas and a 3500 year old Mango tree piece. There is a smal mango tree in the coourtyard. We enjoyed the visit.

Visited November 2012
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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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“Divinity....”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

I make it to point to visit this temple once in six month. Hinduism is believed to be one among the oldest living religion in world history.

One would can feel the divinity, if you are in right frame of mind. This temple pretty ancient and built 1000's of years ago, the god 'Shiva lingam' does not have date associated with it. Shiva lingam is believed to be formed out of sand by goddess. According to Hinduism its one of the 'Panchabota stalla' which equated to 'earth'

Visited August 2012
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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“5 element Shiva temple”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

Temple mulavar made of sand, thus no abishegam for mulavar. Very interesting legend on the formation of the Lingam, the elephant and other stories about the temple.

Visited October 2012
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“Magnificent!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

The architecture and sculptures are unique. We found so many Western tourists who felt sad that they weren't allowed inside the temple. We felt sorry for them.

Visited September 2012
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“Holy Kanchipuram”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

If you make it all the way to Kanchipuram, it is very unlikely you wouldn't stop by this, its most famous temple complex. With a steady flow of pilgrims entering this temple offer 'puja' at this famous shrine, it is a good place to see Indian religious practice in action. It is a sensuous and colorful affair which makes some of the world religions seem unnecessarily austere. Culture vultures will also delight in the towering 'gopuras', which give this place a decidedly Tamil flavor. This place is worth an hour or two's wandering for all but the most jaded of temple-goers.

Visited August 2012
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