Saturday, October 30, 2010

Ekambareswarar

Date of Visit :
23-Oct-10 (Sat)

Where (Location):
·         About 1 KM from the Big Kanchipuram bus stand
·         Centrally located
·         The temple is near the famous Kamakshi Amman temple
·         Near Sankara Mutt.

What is special about this place :
·       One of the most famous temples of Kanchipuram
·       Temple of Lord Ekambareswarar- Sivan
·       Houses a mango tree 3500 years old under which mother Kamakshi did penance and was given darshan of Lord Ekambaranathan
·       There is a famous Vaishnavite temple, Tiru nila thingal Thundam, the 49th Divadesam, consecrated by Saint-poet, Tirumangai Alwar situated in the inner precincts of this temple.
·       Huge, built on a sprawling area
·       Lengthy and broad Praharams


Camera :
Allowed  outside the main shrine. Buy the ticket at the office.

What did I like of this place :
Almost everything about this temple is great.. ! I always like huge praharams,mandapams and temple tank…this temple contains all these.
Don’t forget to peep in to an old tank (dry now) at the left on entering the temple…(Photos present)

Rating : Excellent


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