Saturday, October 30, 2010


Date of visit:  1-Nov-2008

Where (Location):  In Small Kanchipuram known as Vishnu Kanchi or Chinna Kanchipuram in Tamil.

What is special about this place :

  •  One of 108 Divya desam
  • 1000 years old temple of Lord Varadarajar
  • Unique lizard worship is done here. Houses a shrine for two lizards carved in the ceiling.
  • 100 Pillar Mandapam with exquisite carvings and sculpting

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

What did I like of this place :
  • 100 pillar mandapam and its sculpting, Huge Tank and sprawling praharams
  • Prasadam - Curd Rice and Kanchipuram Idly (Dont miss these)

 Rating : Excellent..!
 Note on the Rating :
 The rating is in my opinion and may vary from person to person. The factors that I consider for my rating includes being ancient, architecture/Sculpture, Serenity of the place, Spiritual significance (reference in scriptures…etc), Enormity /Size/Magnitude.

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  1. Good post , I have visited this temple twice. I could not get inside the 100 pillared mandapam as it was closed in the afternoon.
    Photos speak a lot. Loved this.

  2. Thanks for Looking Chitra. The 100 pillared mandapam is cool. But is not maintained well. The dust gathered on the sculptures of the pillars is paining.. I visited it a couple of occasions, every time it is the same..
    I have a short video of it.Will try and post it.

  3. Only if they maintain it well :( . Such a treasure. I could also see dust on all the pillars.


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