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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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Where to stay in Kanchipuram

Typical hotels make up the bulk of the accommodation choices in Kanchipuram, with beach resorts in nearby Chennai. If you're looking for a different experience during your trip, explore the few guesthouses and smaller inns in the area. Many of the local residences have restaurants with vegetarian Indian meals. If you only plan on seeing a few attractions in Kanchipuram, it is easy to make a day trip from nearby Mamallapuram or Chennai.
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  • One among the Pancha Bhootha Sthalangal dedicated to Lord Shiva. In this place only Godess Parvathy made a Lingam out of Sand (earth) and got her married to him. Built by Pallava kings in South Indian...  more »
  • beautiful sere temple. huge temple complex, cleanliness can be improved. The mango tree at the mid of this temple holds historical values...  more »
  • Not very well maintained as the Kamakshi temple , but good . The old traditional looks are intact. Have some parking place out side , had no problem with parking. Divine experience .  more »
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  • Old (is gold) temple with great architectural work. Must see. Outside of temple has grassy land for children play
  • Awesome temple. U can see the great works of pallava rule there...the cave is the main attraction.. Don miss it...
  • Old shiva temple. Looks awsome. Remain Closed in afternoon from 12.30 to 3.30. not maintained very well
  • A serene and magnificent temple with beautiful and lively sculptures. It is believed that if you are able to navigate through the way behind the main shiv ling, you would be free from all your sins and rewarded rebirth. Don't miss capturing photos here!
  • Spectacular sandstone architecture,rare states of shiva exploded inthis temple wall.