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Ekambareshvara Temple, Kanchipuram
(4.7/5 based on 190+ 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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  • Visited this great temple and used the service of an official guide who tried to charge the normal fee per head instead of per couple. Please negotiate the fee before starting the visit to avoid overc...  more »
  • Huge temple with a great history. Valuable information about the deities. Archakas are well informed and share great info about the lords. Worth seeing the 3500 year old Mango tree. 
  • Ekambareshwara Temple located in kanchipuram is one of the panchabootha stala of lord shiva which represent the element earth. One of the very beautiful ancient temple. This temple is where once godde...  more »