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Ekambareswarar Temple

Ekambareswarar Temple in Kanchipuram

It is one of the Pancha Bootha Sthalam [five elements of Nature] representing Prithivi [Earth]. The Single Mango Tree in the outer court is revered as most sacred and it is believed, if worshipped by childless couple, will be blessed with a child. Hence Lord Shiva is called as Ekambareswarar. It has almost 60 m tall tower that is visible even from the highway while entering into the city.

The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. You will be left spellbound after seeing very high gopuram showcasing Dravidian architecture at the entrance. Inside the temple complex there is a long passage with meticulously carved pillars which is a photographer's delight.

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Tamil Nadu, India
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79.6998040°N, 12.8459929°E
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Overall Rating:4.6

  '5' out of 5
"Oldest temple in kanchipuram. The imposing temple towers where built by Krishna Deva Rayar. The old mango tree has been brought to life by tissue culture. Thevaram paadal petra sthalam representing SOIL (prithvi)."
  '5' out of 5
"A very unique temple the shiva lingam ekambateswarar is made of soil near vegavathi river under a mango tree. Both shiva lingam and parvati amman in the same shrine you can't see this any other place. And their is a perumal shrine very near to ekambateswarar shrine is one of the divya desam. After you can see the old mango tree under the tree their is a shiva and parvati statue it carved very well. you can see parvati express a emotion. Om namah shivaya. 😊 "
  '5' out of 5
"Ekambaranathartemple were goddess Parvathi perform Thapas under the mango tree (maamaram) to rejoin Lord Shoves.. This temple is also called theyulingam one of the panchalinga temples. "
  '5' out of 5
"Very old and big temple in Kanchipuram. Lord shiva is the main god. Having a main entrance (gopuram) which is the highest in Kanchipuram "
  '5' out of 5
"The first padl petra sthalam of thondai nadu..."

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