“NAGARESHU KANCHI” This popular Sanskrit saying is about kanchipuram. It means the city Kanchipuram is the perfect city, in other words it is the gods city. Kanchipuram locally called as kanjivaram orkanchi. Kanchipuram represents ancient Indian culture, civilization and civil engineering skills.
Famous Temples in Kanchipuram
Kanchi kamakshi Temple
Kamakshi temple is one of the astadasa (18) shakti peethas. Kamakshi temple is very famous temple must visit. Open Hours : 6AM to 12Noon & 4PM to 8PM
This temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. This temple is famous for sandstone sculpture. You can find the great sculpture around the temple. In side the temple there is a passage behind Shiva linga by entering into the passage provides salvation. Open Hours : 6AM to 12Noon & 4PM to 8PM
Varadaraja Perumal Temple
VaradharajaPerumal Temple or Hastagiri or Attiyuran is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu.It is one of the DivyaDesams, the 108 temples of Vishnu believed to have been visited by the 12 poet saints, or Alwars. This temple is also famous for two lizard sculptures one covered with a sheet of GOLD and the other covered with a sheet of silver, It is believed that lizard dosh (Bad karma) can be eradicated if they worship those statues. Open Hours : 6AM to 12Noon & 4PM to 8PM.
EkambareswararTemple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva.The temple is the largest temple in the town of Kanchipuram and is located in the northern part of the town.The temple gopuram (gateway tower) is 59m tall, which is one of the tallestgopurams in India. It is one of the five major Shiva temples or PanchaBoothaSthalams (each representing a natural element) representing the element - Earth. Open Hours : 6AM to 12Noon & 4PM to 8PM
UlagalandhaPerumalTemple, or ThiruOoragam is a temple dedicated to Vishnu. This temple has a perumal statue standing tall with his left leg raised up to indicate his one step has measure the sky. Open Hours : 6AM to 12Noon & 4PM to 8PM