Trip Planner: Asia / India / Tamil Nadu / Kanchipuram District / Kanchipuram / Ekambareswarar Temple
Intricately crafted sculptures adorn the massive structure of Ekambareswarar 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. Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Kanchipuram fast, fun, and easy.
Ekambareswarar Temple Reviews
Main Shiva temple in Kanchipuram; this is also one of the five famous elemental Shiva temples (Earth). The structure is grand and beautiful with the gopurams, vimana and the pillars in the halls havin... more »
It’s a vow feeling after visiting the famous shiva temple in Kanchi. We were stunned to see the beautiful carvings in the pillars. After worshipping the lingam, we also saw 1008 lingams placed in a li... more »
It's an amazing temple to visit at least once in life time. The shrine is open for worship at designated timings. Cameras are allowed inside the temple complex through ticketing. But not allowed to take photos the shrine. Area outside the temple complex is bit crowded. Still one can find some parking spaces. It's worth going around and seeing the silk sari shops. It's fine for a good bargain and to buy at worthy price.... Good Vegetarian restaurants are scarce. Best is to have it from city centre and then proceed.
The temple idol is lord Shiva. The temple occupies huge land area with scenic view and pleasant atmosphere. Best time to visit is mornings during sunrise and in the evenings during sunset.
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