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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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  • we have reached this temple from thanjavour,the temple as a monument is impressing, although the large amounts of pedlar stalls at the entrance gate, disturb you to have a panoramic view. it is worth ...  more »
  • Magnificient temple view. dont miss the thousand years old banyan tree within the temple area. This is situated in "periya kancheepuram "and the Auto driver asks for RS50/-oneway.If you visit during t...  more »
  • Great temple, not out of the way, in the face of a small market. Beautiful galleries, but all is not accessible to us. On the other hand the famous mango tree no longer exists, a more recent - but which seems to still be respectable age, how did do? -has taken its place.
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