Kamakshi Amman Temple, Chennai (Madras)

Head to the historic city of Kanchipuram and witness a prime example of Dravidian architecture at Kamakshi Amman Temple. According to historians, the temple was probably built around 6 CE. It features gopurams, which are covered in gold overlays. Its main deity is Kamakshi. Notice as the god sits in a yoga-like position as opposed to the traditional standing position of many other deities. This signifies peace and prosperity. Use our Chennai (Madras) trip builder tool to visit Kamakshi Amman Temple on your trip to Chennai (Madras), and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • One of the most popular temples in Chennai. Specific to women and girls I should say. A must for every girl/lady whose womanly existence is threatened or troubled. If going there, dont come back witho...  more »
  • A 7th century temple and reconstructed in 14th, it self fascinating. Famous for story of Lord Shiva and goddess Parvathy.  more »
  • this temple is a boon to girls who want to get married. the history says this is the place where Parvathi did severe penance on the Panchgani resting the left leg on the Panchgani folding the right le...  more »

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