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Ekambareshvara Temple, Kanchipuram

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Historic Site
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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  • ancient and vast campus huge towers with old chola art of sculpture a must see place nt e centre of the city  more »
  • I'm glad we had a tour guide with us, as this is a large site and it's easy to get lost. I don't begin to understand this religion, but the dedication of its followers has produced som ewonderful site...  more »
  • A temple well worth visiting for Shaivites. The temple is large and has extremely long corridors both outside and around the sanctum. There is also a shrine with 108 lingams etched onto one large shiv...  more »
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  • 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!
  • The low-slung sandstone compound contains a large number of carvings, including many half-animal deities which were popular during the early Dravidian architectural period.[2] The structure contains 58 small shrines which are dedicated to various forms of Shiva. Temple with superb park.... Must visit...
  • The place where you find peace. Have visited lot of temples but this place will give you the peace and less crowded place. If you are visiting Kanchipuram it's a must visit temple
  • Though in the edge of Kanchipuram town, definitely a must visit for every Art lover, so beautiful, so wonderful, literally takes your breath away to understand how they must worked to bring about such beautiful sculptures. But sadly the sculptures are getting eroded due to nature with time. Definitely should spend atleast a few hours to go through each and every sculpture.
  • one of the oldest temples dedicated to Lord Shiva in Kanchi Tamilnadu temple is maintained by archaeological Society of India you can see one of the best architecture of South Indian temples entry is free