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Ekambareswarar Temple - The Best Route & Visiting Place

Ekambareswarar Temple - The Best Route & Visiting Place
Ekambaranathar Temple or Ekambareswarar Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva, located in Kanchipuram in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. 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 the tallest gopurams in India.It is one of the five major Shiva temples or Pancha Bootha Sthalams (each representing a natural element) representing the element - Earth. The other four temples in this category are Thiruvanaikaval Jambukeswara (water), Chidambaram Natarajar (Sky), Thiruvannamalai Arunachaleswara (fire) and Kalahasti Nathar (wind). It is one of the 275 Paadal Petra Sthalams, where all of the four most revered Nayanars (Saivite Saints) have sung the glories of this temple.Panguni Uthiram festival celebrated during the month of March–April is the most popular of all the temple festivals in Kanchipuram.Kanchipuram is famous for hand woven silk sarees - a design by name Ekambaranathar obtain its name from the designs of these shrines.

The temple Nandi

Temple compound

Temple view

Temple view

Sculpture in the temple

Ekambareswarar Temple

The central figures are a dancing Shiva, his consort Pavarti and in front, elephant-headed Ganesh

Temple view

Pillar inside the temple

Folk Songs

Tourist Places

Cultural Programme - Chekka Bhajana