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Kanchipuram


Fast Facts

Chennai is the nearest airport to Kanchipuram.Trains are available from Chennai, Chengalpattu, Tirupati, and Bangalore to Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu.

Did You Know

Kanchipuram covers an area of 4,433 square kilometers in the state of Tamil Nadu.

Must Do

Must visit the temples of Kanchipuram.Offer prayers and other offerings.

Introduction

Popularly known as the Golden City of a thousand temples, Kanchipuram lies in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. It is one of the Seven Sacred cities of the country and was once capital city of Pallavas. Later around 9th century A.D, it became the base of Cholas and Vijayanagar Kings.

Located about 70km from the city of Chennai, Kanchipuram covers area from 12° 50' latitude (north) to 79° 45' longitude (east). One of the significant pilgrimage centers of the Hindus, Kanchipuram was also a sacred seat of hermit Shankaracharya. Enjoying a moderate all throughout the year, Kanchipuram is flocked by huge number of pilgrims for its different temples and tourist attractions. The city registers a maximum temperature of 36 degrees and minimum of 19 degrees centigrade.

Commonly called as Kanchi, Kanchipuram in Tamil Nadu is also known for its finest silk sarees and dress materials produced in India. This textile city produces both machine woven silk sarees and handloom silk.

Some of the famous temples of Kanchipuram city are:

  • Ekambareshwar Temple: This is a Lord Shiva temple, which is the largest in the city of Kanchipuram. The Ekambareshwar Temple has several Mandapams, tanks, Gopurams and Mandapams.
  • Kamakshi Amman Temple: In this temple, Goddess Shakti is worshipped in the form of Goddess Kamakshi. In fact, Kamakshi temple is the central site where all religious activities and events are organized. The Golden Chariot of the temple of great importance.

Other temples of Kanchipuram city of Tamil Nadu includes Kailashanathar Temple, Kumara Kottam, Ulahalanda Perumal Temple and Varadaraja Temple

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