Everything You Need To Know About Temples in Kanchipuram 

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Kanchipuram is  known as Temple city so lets check out the Best Temples In Kanchipuram.

Day 1

Kailasanathar Temple

The Kanchi Kailasanathar Temple Is The Oldest Structure In Kanchipuram

The Temple Was Built From 685-705 Ad By A Rajasimha (Narasimhavarman II) Ruler Of The Pallava Dynasty Who Had Established Their Kingdom With Kanchipuram As The Capital City,

Temple Is Dedicated To The Lord Shiva, It Is Built In The Dravidian Architectural Style.Kailasanathar Means Lord Of Cosmetic Mountain This Is The First Structural Built Temple In Southindia By Pallavas, Became Trendsetter For Other Temples.

The Pillars Of The Mandapa Have The Repetitive Features Of Mythical Lion Mounts Which Are Extra Features In Pallava Style.

The Structure Has A Simple Layout With A Tower Or Vimana At The Center Of The Complex. It Has 16 Shiva Lingas In Black Granite Stone Which Are On Outside Compound Wall.

Maha Shivaratri Is The Biggest Festival Held In The Temple When Thousand Of Devotees visit The Temple In The Evening Hours To Offer Prayers To The Main Deity.

Temple is just 2 Km far from the Bus Stand .

Entrance Fee - 5 Rs ; Camera Fee - 10 Rs

Timings - 6 Am - 12 Pm ; 4 Pm - 7 Pm

"This is one of the finest and oldest architectural temples I have ever seen and it will be a treat to architecture lovers and photographers "

View of temple through Nandi

Photo of Kailasanathar Temple, Pillaiyarpalayam, Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, India by Mrphenomenal Diaries

Leading lines with Phenomenal Architecture

Photo of Kailasanathar Temple, Pillaiyarpalayam, Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, India by Mrphenomenal Diaries

Ekambeswarar Temple

Hindu Temple Dedicated To The Deity Shiva

It Is Significant To The Hindu Sect Of Saivism As One Of The Temples Associated With The Five Elements, The Pancha Bhoota Stalas, And Specifically The Element Of Earth.

Shiva Is Worshiped As Ekambareswarar Or Ekambaranathar And Is Represented By The Lingam, With His Idol Referred To As Prithvi Lingam.

The Present  Structure Was Built During The Chola Dynasty In The 9Th Century, While Later Expansions Are done by Vijayanagar Rulers.

The Temple Complex Covers 25 Acres And Is One Of The Largest In India. It Houses Four Gateway Towers Known As Gopurams.

The God Here Came To Be Known As Ekambareswarar Or "Lord Of Mango Tree”, People Say That The Mango Tree In The Compound Is 3500 Years Old

Panguni Uthiram Festival Celebrated For Thirteen Days During The Tamil Month Of Panguni (March - April) Is The Most Prominent Festival

Ekambareswarar Temple is just 2 Km far from the Kailasanathar temple .

Entrance Fee - 5 Rs ; Camera Fee - 10 Rs

Timings - 6 Am - 12.30 Pm ; 4 Pm - 8.30 Pm

Upside down

Photo of Ekambareswarar Temple, Periya, Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, India by Mrphenomenal Diaries

Kanchi Kamakshi Amman Temple

Hindu Temple Dedicated To Kamakshi, Built By Pallava Kings Whose Capital Was Kanchipuram.

The Ultimate Form Of Goddess Lalitha Maha Tripura Sundari - Parvati.

Kanchi Kamakshi Amman Temple is just 2 Km far from the Ekambareswarar Temple

Entrance Fee - None

Timings - 5.30 Am - 12.00 Pm ; 4 Pm - 8.15 Pm

landscape view of temple in portrait view

Photo of Kamakshi Amman Temple, Kamaraj High Road, Balaji Nagar, New Perungalathur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India by Mrphenomenal Diaries

Varadharajaswami Temple

Varadharaja Perumal Temple Or Hastagiri Or Attiyuran Is A Hindu Temple Dedicated To Lord Vishnu.

The Temple Along With Ekambareswarar Temple And Kamakshi Amman Temple In Kanchipuram Is Popularly Known As Mumurtivasam (Abode Of Trio)

There Is A Belief That The Temple Was First Built By The Pallava King Nandivarman Ii, Varadharaja Perumal Temple Was Originally Built By The Cholas In 1053

The Temple Has Around 350 Inscriptions From Various Dynasties Like Chola, Pandya, Telugu Chodas, Kandavarayas, Cheras, Kaaktiya, Sambuvaraya, Hoysala And Vijayanagara Indicating Various Donations To The Temple And Also The Political Situation Of Kanchipuram.

The Temple Covers An Area Of 23-Acre Complex And Shows The Skills Of Ancient Vishwakarma Sthapathis In Temple Architecture.

Varadharajaswami Temple is just 3 Km far from Kanchi Kamakshi Amman Temple.

Entrance Fee - None

Timings - 5.00 Am - 12.00 Pm ; 4 Pm - 8.15 Pm

We Can See 389 Pillared Hall With Lions Sculptured Which Is Called Yale Structure, Which Is So Amazing That Pillars Seems Like A Real-Life Existed Structures.

Photo of Varadharaja Perumal Temple East Gopuram, Nethaji Nagar, Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, India by Mrphenomenal Diaries

These are the Four best temples that I explored in my 31 days Tamil Nadu Journey , I Also visited Jurahareshwara Temple but it is under construction.