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Address: | Periya, Kanchipuram 631502, India
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Ekambareshwara temple is one of the Panchabutha Lingam in Shiva Kanchi

Ekambareswarar swamy is also known as shiva-Kanchi temple in Kanchipuram. It is said to be one of the biggest religious temple for Hindus in south India. Ekambareshwarar swamy is... read more

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Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ekambareswarar swamy is also known as shiva-Kanchi temple in Kanchipuram. It is said to be one of the biggest religious temple for Hindus in south India. Ekambareshwarar swamy is the abode of pancha bootha shiva linga and this temple signifies the element of earth. Panchabootha sthala refers to 5 shiva temples, each representing the manifestation of the five prime elements... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

There are five Shiva temples for each of the five elements - land, water, air, sky and fire. This one stands for the element earth and the temple has one of the largest gopuram (gateway tower). It is one and half hours drive from Chennai and the temple receives high footfall during special days.

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Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

Really blessed to having seen this place. One of the ancient temples. You'll be surprised to see a 3500 year old mango tree still riping fruits of 4 types. Seek the blessings of the Lord Ekambareswara Swamy - Saikata Lingam - one of the panchalingas. Stunning and astounding experience. Feeling devotional

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

This temple is one of the five shrines denoting the Five elements (Panchaboothams) of Nature. This is the place where Godess Parvathi is said to have worshipped and married God Shiva by making a Sivalinga out of earth. So the soil or earth gets the significance. The Mango tree just behind the sanctum Santorum is said to be the heritage... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

Very old temple at kanchipuram, the silk city, a must visit temple of lord shiva, great ambience , best time to visit is during winter or early morning

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

Good place to visit along with family during week end. Please plan the visit between 12.00 PM as all temples will be closed by 12.00 PM noon.

Thank Vignesh V
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

It is one of the five panchabhoota Temples, this one being dedicated to the element Earth. Legend is that Parvati prayers to Lord Shiva by making an idol out of soil under the mango tree. That is the location of this temple. One can still find the mango tree just behind the main temple structure. Religious visitors must visit this... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

Arriving at "Arulmigu Ekambaranathar Temple", you'll be immediately caught by its vastness and splendor! Over one thousand pillars and one thousand "lingams" ornate this magnificent temple, a fantastic example of the Dravidian architectural style, with the highest entrace tower ("Raja Gopuram") in Southern India. "Ekambaranathar" or "Ekambareswarar" or "Ekambareshvara" Temple is dedicated to Shiva: "The Lord of the Mango Tree"!... More 

Thank LuizDutraNeto
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

This place is huge! Can't imagine the effort put in to construct this temple! Full of positive energy! You will also find a very old Mango tree...still rooted! Hindu religion truly emphasizes in the divinity of all aspects of nature - from the elementals to flora&fauna! Om Shakti!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016

This was 2nd destination of day one of our south India tour of 12 days by Taxi from Chennai to Trivandrum. We visited this holy temple 4th time. We reached here at about 12.30 and just after our Darshan of Lord Shiva, temple was closed. This is one of huge and leading temple of Lord Shiva in South India. There... More 


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