Kanchipuram Temples – Varadharaja Perumal Temple, Ekambareswarar Temple, Kamakshi Amman Temple


Kanchipuram Temples are some of the famous temples at Kanchipuram near Chennai in Tamilnadu state, India. Among Kanchipuram Temples, the most famous temples are Varadharaja Perumal Temple, Ekambareswarar Temple & Kamakshi Amman Temple. These 3 temples are called Mumurtivasam meaning ‘abode of trio’.

Varadharaja Perumal Temple

Varadharaja Perumal temple at Kanchipuram near Chennai.

Varadharaja Perumal Temple or Perumal temple as it is called, is one of the Divya Desams. Divya Desams are a group of Lord Vishu temples, believed to have been visited by Alwars (poet saints). This Perumal temple is very sacred for Vaishnavites.

Ekambareswarar Temple

Ekambareswarar Temple at Kanchipuram near Chennai.

Ekambareswarar Temple is spread over an area of 25 acre. Ekambareswarar Temple is one of the largest temples in India. The tallest among the 4 temple gopurams (towers) is 11 stories. This tower has a height of 180 feet or 55 meters. It is one among the tallest temple towers in India.

Kamakshi Amman Temple

Kamakshi Amman temple with gold overlays at Kanchipuram near Chennai.

Kamakshi Amman Temple or Kamakshi Temple is associated with one of the the greatest Hindu gurus, Sankaracharya of Shri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham, established by Sri Adi Sankara. The temple towers are covered with gold. Goddess Kamakshi, in seated yogic posture, is the main deity here.

How Do I Go To Kanchipuram Temples?

Kanchipuram is well connected by roads to all parts of India. Kanchipuram Temples are at a distance of 75 kilometers from Chennai, the capital city of Tamilnadu state, There are 2 main railway stations at Chennai; Chennai Central and Chennai Egmore. Chennai city has an International airport.

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