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At the one thousand pillar temple in Kanchipuram ...

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Thrissur, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of very ancient temples which is very vast and spread over 25 Acres Appx. Any Visitor whether on pilgrimage or just casual tourist would feel mesmerized by the architecture of this temple, Need time to slowly soak in the atmosphere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kanchi is a spirtual city for all Hindus . Ekambareshvara temple is the largest temple among all the temples of Kanchi. It is dedicated to Lord Shiva . As per legends, Parvarti the wife of lord Shiva did penance to get Lord Shiva as her groom.under the mango tree. Finally she made a lInga made of sand & lord Shiva... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

Old temple but well maintained. Timings are a bit of problem as it closes between 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm. Temple for shiva , it has 108 shiv lings.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

this is the best temple in kancheepuram. very historically atractive.when you go to kachi dont miss it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

We had  visited this beautiful ancient temple complex during our sightseeing trip to Kanchipuram. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. We were left spellbound to see the very high gopuram showcasing Dravidian architecture at the entrance. Inside the temple complex we saw a long passage with meticulously carved pillars which is a photographer's delight. We saw ancient mango tree... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

This temple is one of the pancha bhoota sthalam. Though the temple is slightly commercialized, but one gets a spiritual and divine feeling here. Must see temple in Kanchipuram !

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

Vah in Sanskrit means to carry or to transport: Vahana of Ganesh - mouse Vahana of Kartikeya - peacock named Parvani As you enter one of the many halls look up on both sides and you will see a depiction of the two sons of Shiva: Ganesh riding on the mouse and Kartekia riding on the peacock

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