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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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  • It is a big temple which is located near kamakshi amman temple,bus stand,new railway station. Temple is well cleaned and maintained.we pray Lord Shiva(Ekambareshwara) and ful fill the wishes.Pilgrims ...  more »
  • Slightly off the beaten track in Kanchipuram this temple is well worth a visit. Generally quite quiet Westerners might find they attract their own crowd of sightseers! Mostly revolving around a centra...  more »
  • Ekambareswarar swamy is also known as shiva-Kanchi temple in Kanchipuram. It is said to be one of the biggest religious temple for Hindus in south India. Ekambareshwarar swamy is the abode of pancha b...  more »