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Ekambareswar Temple

Kanchipuram

14.4/5(8 Ratings)

Ekambareswar Temple Overview

Ranked 2 of 25 sightseeing in Kanchipuram

Sri Ekambareswar Temple is considered one of the most popular and largest temples in Kanchipuram. It is situated on a huge area and is dedicated to Lord Shiva, in the form of Prithvilingam.

The temple comprises an intricately carved 1000-pillared hall, 5 spacious corridors, massive outer stonewall and a 57 metres high Gopuram. Some 1,008 Shivalingams adorn the inner walls of the temple. A 3,500 years old mango tree is located in the courtyard that yields four different kinds of mangoes.

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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Monday - Friday:
6:30 AM -8:30 PM
Saturday:
6:30 AM -8:30 PM
Sunday:
6:30 AM -8:30 PM
Public Holidays:
6:30 AM -8:30 PM
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Paresh nissar3.6/5

10 reviews

Great temple

A vast Shiv temple with awe inspiring architecture.3500 years old Mango tree inside the temple premises.A very ancient temple to satisfy your spiritual needs.

Sunil reddy mayreddy5.0/5

3 reviews

One of the Pancha Bhoota Lingas

Ekambareswar Temple is one of the Panch Bhoota Kshetras. Here Shiva represents earth. The pancha bhoota kshetras are: Vayu linga in Srikalahasti (near Tirupati), Agni linga in Arunachalam, Pritvi Lingam in Kanchi, Jala lingam in Jambhukeshwaram (near Srirangam) and Akasha lingam in Chidambaram.The temple is in a grand complex with beautiful sculptures. Pradosha pooja (evening pooja on triodashi) has great significance.

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Jagdish Raval3.9/5

415 reviews

Pancha Booth Slang (Land)

This was 2nd destination of day one of our south India tour of 12 days by Taxi from Chennai to Trivandrum. We visited this holy temple 4th time. We reached here at about 12. 30 and just after our Darshan of Lord Shiva, temple was closed. This is one of huge and leading temple of Lord Shiva in South India. There are Pancha Booth Slang in Tamilnadu and there are the temples that are the manifestation of the five elements - land, water, air, sky, and fire. Element of Ekambareswarar Temple is Land. It is believed that Mother Parvati got Lord Shiva by austerity under a mango tree which is believed to be 3500 years old and now a small part of so called tree is kept in temple at entrance of main in show case. The temple is huge and the doors are nearly 40 feet tall. The temple is a proof of the architectural splendour of the bygone era. Present structure of temple is about 600 year's old, work framed by king of Vijaynagar. We were so pleased and blessed here which cannot be expressed in words. Must & First Visit place of Kanchipuram. Also must visit place for devotee of Lord Shiva.

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Neeraja Shiva4.3/5

1 review

Visit temple to acquire the blessings of lord Shiva

This absolutely blissful Shiva temple is located in car street, Periya Kanchipuram. This is also called as Pancha Bootha sthalam as Ekambareswarar, the main deity representing - Earth -there are 561 pillars in this temple complex, and an equal number of Shiv lingas. There is a sacred tree, underneath which it is believed that the wedding of Shiva and Parvati ji took place. It is enclosed on all sides, and plucking leaves from this sacred tree is prohibited and in this temple Abhishekam is prohibited as the Shiva in this temple is made up of soil inside. Must visit this temple to acquire the blessings of lord Shiva.

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Rizwanuddin Rafiq5.0/5

3023 reviews

Goddess Parvati Created This Linga With Earth

This Temple was originally constructed by Pallavas, on car street. The Great Ekambareshwar Temple has a 16 pillared mandapa means hall in front of it, which was the addition of Vijaynagar Kings. This is one of the five, pancha linga shrines and houses a linga made of earth. Legend says that the Goddess Parvati, as part of her penance for disturbing Lord Shiva's meditation, created this linga with earth taken from under a mango tree. Lingas abound in the corridors of the temple complex, while on the western side the of the shrine stands the mango tree, said to be 3000 years old.

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Jagdish Raval3.6/5

415 reviews

Biggest temple of Shiva in Kanchipuram 

We visited this holy temple 2nd time in year 2015 on 25. 11. 2015. This is one of the huge and leading temple of Lord Shiva in South India. It is believed that Mother Parvati got Lord Shiva by Tapasya under a Mango Tree which is believed to be 3500 years old and now a small part of so called tree is kept in temple at entrance of main in showcase. The temple is huge and the doors are nearly 40 feet tall. The temple is a proof of the architectural splendor of the Bygone Era. Present structure of temple is about 600 years old, work framed by King of Vijayanagar. We were so pleased and blessed here which cannot be expressed in words. Must and First visit place of Kanchipuram.

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Tejaswi Menda5.0/5

7 reviews

Divine and Elegant

Ekambareshwar temple of Kanchipuram is a majestic temple with a tall and splendid gopuram. It is dedicated to lord Shiva, and is one of the Pancha Bhuta Lingas. The Linga present here represents Earth and is said to be made by Lord Parvathi out of Sand. No abhishekams are done here for that purpose.The temple is very spacious and resembles other Shiva temples like Sri kalahasthi in architecture. The Temple also hosts a divine mango tree, said to be of 3000 years old, under which Parvathi made penance. Best time to visit is before 10 A. M, as there will be less crowd. Temple closes around 12 and only opens again in evening.

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Mohan Vel5.0/5

4 reviews

Many history behind

Its a wonderful place left by pallavas, the temple has big corridors which is gigantic to visit also it has a mango tree of 2000 years old. 1000 pillared mandapam is one of the highlight of this temple also the statue of lord Shiva here is made up of sand by goddess kamakshi.

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Ekambareswar Temple, Kanchipuram

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Ekambareswar Temple, Kanchipuram

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