Kamakshi Amman temple – Goddess Parvati was born on earth as Kamakshi to kill the demon Bhandasura. Kamakshi devi performed a one-leg penance of needlepoint to persuade Shiva to marry her. Moved by her devotion, Shiva agreed to marry her. The Bangaru Kamakshi deity where she is standing on one leg was hence installed in the temple (one of the 5 Kamakshi idols in the temple). But during the Mughal invasion, the Bangaru Kamakshi idol was shifted to Tanjavur and is now worshiped in the Bangaru Kamakshi temple in Tanjavur (or Tanjore). Bangaru meaning gold, refers to the idol made completely of gold. The feet of Bangaru Kamakshi are symbolically installed in the Kanchipuram temple and worshiped.