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Ekambareshvara Temple, Kanchipuram

(4.7/5 based on 220 reviews on the web)
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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  • Very Beautiful temple. Few guidelines for pilgrims: 1) Temple architecture is extremely beautiful. 2) Do consider visiting this place in the morning, the temple gates strictly gets closed at 8-8.30pm ...  more »
  • One of the biggest temple in the town and it represents earth pancha sthalam ... very old temple and just 1 hour from chennai  more »
  • This is a SHIVA temple and is associated with one of the five elements specifically the element Earth (Prithvi). This is one of the biggest temple in India. Here Shiva is worshipped as linga and a man...  more »