Ekambaranatha Temple

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Weather:

Time Required: Around 1 hour

Timings:

All days of the week: 5:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Entry Fee:

Free
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Ekambaranatha Temple, Kanchipuram Overview

The Ekambaranatha Temple is the largest temple in Kanchipuram. It covers a massive area of 20 acres. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, and was built by the Pallavas and then in turn was renovated by both the Cholas and the Rayas.

One notable feature of this temple is the fact that the 1000 lingas are all carved out of one solitary stone. Also, there are one thousand pillared halls found within the temple. Outside of the Ekambaranatha Temple there is a mango tree that is around 3500 years old. There are four separate limbs found on the tree that represent the Four Vedas (Rig, Yajur, Sama and Atharvana). Tradition has it that the fruit from each limb tastes different even though they all are on the same tree.

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