Ekambareswarar Temple
Ekambareswarar Temple
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skdel2016
National Capital Territory of Delhi, India280 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
The place is dedicate to Lord Shiva and parvati and supposed to be worshipped together. Here abhishekam through holy water is not allowed to general public as lingam is of sand like Shri Rameshwaram. One should see old tree on back side of temple as well. Enjoy..
Written November 17, 2022
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podrozniczka60
New Jersey14,845 contributions
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Mar 2023
As one of the biggest temples of India it covers over 25 acres. It has multiple gopuras and houses numerous shrines. The tallest gopura is almost 60 meters high. The layout can be a bit confusing. The temple is very crowded and at times may look chaotic due to the number of both visitors and pilgrims. Some of the most beautiful examples of architecture here are from Chola dynasty in 9th century. The most famous structure here is arguably the thousand-pillared hall.
The entire temple area features countless sculptures, figures, little shrines, and houses beautiful art. In many areas you can observe colorful rituals in progress. There are many legends surrounding this amazing temple.
Written March 28, 2023
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AZCasualTraveler
Mesa, AZ1,911 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
Ekambareswarar Temple Kanchipuram located in Tamil Nadu India is considered to be one of the largest temples (in area size) in the world. This temple occupies an area of 40 acres of land, and the tallest temple building here is 11 stories high, which is believed to be the highest temple in southern India. The architectectural design is traditional ancient India style - beautifully ornate.

This temple is one of the must-see places while travelling in southern India.
Written September 15, 2023
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Dwightcr
Chapin, SC1,047 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
This active temple and Hindu Pilgrimage site has history and inspiration. Come with a guide if you're a foreigner to learn more about Shaivism and the 5 elements. The temple complex is 25 acres and has one of the largest temple towers in India at 192 feet.
Written February 4, 2020
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Girish Jayappa
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 • Family
This should be biggest temple in kanchipuram. Carvings are huge and beautiful. It will take atleast an hour to see complete temple. So many big pillars and shivalingas, you will never feel tired watching them. They must have taken years to build this temple for sure. If you are visiting kanchipuram, this is must visit after kanchi kamakshi temple.
Written December 20, 2021
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Para G
Kolkata (Calcutta), India118 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Friends
Considered one of the Pancha Bhuta Sthalam this Shiva temple will definitely boost your sense of spirituality and bliss. From the stunning architecture, to the sound of nadeswaram in the inner sanctum, to the centuries old mango tree where the union of Shiva and Parvati took place there is so much to see and take in. I even found space to meditate in peace for a while here and eat prasadam after, without being rushed out.
Written March 10, 2020
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ankan146
Mauritius322 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Solo
from kamakshi amma by auto 5o/- rs 5minut only .long queue even at 6am.
morning 530 to 1230 evening 330 to 830 aprox. lord shiva sand made shivlinga so no holy water allowed .darsahan from far only .if anyone visit rameswar kashi kamakshi and come here pandit will charge 501 and special sitting darsan allowed .(ask pandit details). mango tree 3500 years old is here can be seen while in queue . chapallstand is here and bag alowed mobile allowed in pocket .
Written September 30, 2023
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Crabtree India Travels
New Delhi, India6,991 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
It is a huge temple. Probably among the biggest and beautiful temple in South India. Due to lack of maintenance and cleanliness, it disappoints me. Tamil Nādu Govt. should take initiative and care of it. Jai Bhole Nath !!!
Written February 10, 2023
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shiva o
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2014 • Solo
Other than big temples in kanchipuram so many small temples in kanchipuram as well. They are located in manin streets and also around kanchipuram. They are as beautiful as well big temples, and equally old enough to big temples. Images of of 108 siva temples can be seen at http://www.tamiltour.com/108-siva-templeams-in-kanchipuram
Written April 11, 2014
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G A
India2,623 contributions
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For pilgrims, the Ekambareswarar Temple is a foremost place of worship of Lord Shiva. It represents the Earth element in the "Pancha Bootha Lingams" and thus, the main Sivalingam is made of sand.

Various embellishments were added to the temple complex by the reigning dynasties over the centuries. Consequently, unlike most Dravidian structures, no two temple towers [gopurams] are aligned and no two walls are parallel. The main Rajagopuram in the south side at approx. 57m high, is the tallest gopuram in Kanchipuram. The Ekambareswarar temple also boasts a "Thousand Pillar Hall" which is actually a series of pillared corridors. Some of the pillars have exquisite stone carvings on them. 1008 black stone Sivalingams line the side walls of these corridors. The brightly coloured ceremonial palanquins in the shape of various beings are also stored in these halls.

The temple also boasts a Sthala Vruksham, sacred mango tree said to be more than 3500 years old bearing 4 different varieties of mango on 4 branches.

The sanctum santorum is closed between 12 noon and 4pm. Photography is permitted within the temple, except in and of the sanctum.

A trip to Kanchipuram would be incomplete without a visit to this ancient Siva temple.
Written September 15, 2009
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