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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  • June 28, 2017
    Ekambareshvara Temple located in Kanchipuram Village , Periya, Kanchipuram 631502, India is a must visit temple when u went to kanchipuram. and the entrance of the temple was marvellous with unimagine...  more »
  • June 28, 2017
    Very big temple. Nice experience any a good time can be spend on going around the temple. Had a good darshan. Lot of parking space available.  more »
  • June 26, 2017
    Mainly the murugar in the temple tower and whole of the temple is too good. We can see the sacred old mango tree under which the goddess did penance. Huge temple with good parking lot.And try the kanc...  more »

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