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tgblog Dec 27 2017

Kanchipuram- The City of 1000 Temples

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The land of Bodhi Dharman, one of the seven holiest towns of our nation, the religious capital of Southern India, the Golden city of thousands of temples, the city of great religious insights and what not? All points out to Kanchipuram; the city that is settled on the banks of Vegavathy River that holds onto a point of calling itself as one of the top tourist destinations of our country. People believe that a visit to this town bestows salvation and anyone who is in seek of religious, cultural and entertainment filled visit, then a trip to this destination ought not to be missed. Bet, you will surely enjoy the sheer sights and to know what those are;

  1. Kailasanathar Temple-

The biggest temple in the city of Kanchipuram, situated on the banks of the Vedavathi River is a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva that is constructed in the Dravidian style of architecture. The temple commemorates Shivratri as one of the biggest festivals and sees thousands of devotees thronging in here, all around the year. When you are here, you can see the artistic excellence and the beautiful paintings inscribed in here that aerates the tranquillity and peace.


  1. Ekambaranatha Temple-

 Ekambaranatha Temple is one of the largest temples of Kanchipuram that’s spread across a huge acre of 20 and dedicated to Lord Shiva. This temple was built by the Pallavas but was later renovated by the Cholas. The unique feature of this temple is that there are 1000 lingas carved from a single stone and one can find 1000 pillars in the temple hall. Besides the two, if there is something interesting then it is the mango tree that is 3500 years old and holds four different limbs of fruits that all tastes differently.


  1. Varadaraja Temple-

Dedicated to Lord Vishnu and built by the Vijayanagar Kings, this temple stands tall with its chain of pillars that are all carved from a single granite rock. Each pillar in the temple holds a recount of Lord Vishnu’s life. Also, there are fire corridors inside this temple.

So, these were the few temples of several lots. If you are worried about your stay in Kanchipuram, then relax and click here!

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