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Ekambareshvara Temple, Kanchipuram

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Intricately crafted sculptures adorn the massive structure of Ekambareshvara Temple all the way to the top. Walk through the gate beneath the 59 m (193.5 ft) gopuram (tower), to enter the mandapa, where public rituals such as weddings take place. Explore the 9.3 hectare (23 acre) grounds, with a thousand-pillared pavilion and five courtyards, each with its own character. Look out for the 3,500-year-old sthala-virutcham, or temple tree, whose four branches reputedly bear four types of mango. Make Ekambareshvara Temple a part of your Kanchipuram vacation plans using our Kanchipuram vacation planner.
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  • After entering the temple, many small and large attractions show. Tourists are more rarely seen. Shoes must be removed. To be paid for the carriage of cameras. The temple is very large and impresses with its sculptures, long corridors and the mango tree in the middle.
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