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Ekambareshvara Temple

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Address: | Periya, Kanchipuram 631502, India
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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Madurai, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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 goddess parvathy made a lingam out of sand. The lingam is referred as prithvi lingam. The highlight of the Temple is the 3500 years mango tree where once goddess... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

u can plan u trip on morning time can avoid crowd and also no need to Q for long time, dont miss the golden lizard it will give luck if u touch :)

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Thank Saraspore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very huge temple complex, Lord Shiva is worshipped here. A mango tree, said to be of more than 3500 years age can be seen here. Its awesome.

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Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An amazing temple to visit - Great carvings and a nice atmosphere. Has a thriving pilgrim attendance so can get busy. Would be fantastic to see it when all the Lingam lights are lit

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was the first temple we visited on this tour of India and I have to say I found it absolutely fascinating. It's mighty entrance dates from 1509 and the whole temple has that historic feel to it. It feels genuine unlike on or two others we visited which seemed too touristy. Here you get a sense of devotion and... More 

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Kanchipuram, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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 pray a famous mango tree inside the temple.Some old man says there will be a way under the earth which connects Kamakshi amman, Kumarakottam, Katchabeshwarar Temple.Every year 'Panguni Uthiram' festival is... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 central area that non Hindus aren't allowed in the carvings and the rest of the architecture in the rest of it make it more than worthwhile.

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Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

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 bootha shiva linga and this temple signifies the element of earth. Panchabootha sthala refers to 5 shiva temples, each representing the manifestation of the five prime elements... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

There are five Shiva temples for each of the five elements - land, water, air, sky and fire. This one stands for the element earth and the temple has one of the largest gopuram (gateway tower). It is one and half hours drive from Chennai and the temple receives high footfall during special days.

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