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Ekambareswarar Temple

#Temple in Kanchipuram

An ancient temple located in the temple town is the Ekambareswarar Temple. The vast expanse of the temple has the Prithvi Lingam representing Earth- one of the five basic elements. 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.

It is the first among the seven prime pilgrim centres in India. Built by the kings of the Pallava dynasty, it has a Dravidian style of architecture with the presiding deity as Lord Shiva. The Panguni festival is the major celebration of the temple known as the thirukalyanam lasting for 13 days. There is no separate shrine for the Goddess Parvati here. An important feature of the temple is the Aayiram Kaal Mandapam, meaning the hallway with a thousand pillars. 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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Read traveller's reviews about Ekambareswarar Temple..

Overall Rating:4.6

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"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)."
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"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. 😊 "
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"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. "
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"Very old and big temple in Kanchipuram. Lord shiva is the main god. Having a main entrance (gopuram) which is the highest in Kanchipuram "
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"The first padl petra sthalam of thondai nadu..."

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