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Tamil Nadu >> Kanchipuram

Kanchipuram


Location
100 kms from Chennai
Temperature
36.6 c summer /19.5 c Winter
Latitude : 12.832140    Longitude : 79.699806

Language : Tamil
Kanchipuram is located on the Palar River, and known for its temples and silk sarees. There are several big temples, like Varadharaja Perumal Temple for Lord Vishnu andEkambaranatha Temple which is one of the five form of abodes of Lord Siva.Kanchipuram is also famous for its silk sarees, which are woven manually. These sarees are considered to be of the highest quality; almost every relatively well-off South Indian woman has a Kanjivaram sari in her collection.The Kanjivaram sarees woven at Kanchipuram are also prized in North India
Ashtabujakaram
Ashtabujakaram - Lord Adhikesava Perumal Temple
The temple is called 'Ashtabujankaram' because the Lord Adhikesava Perumal has eight hands loaded with weapons. It is in Vishnu Kanchi.The temple is a small temple with a tank in front. It has three tier Gopuram. It has shrines like BhuVarahar, Hanuman, Alwars, Andal, Chakra and Sarabeshwar.
Ekambareswarar Temple
Ekambareswarar Temple
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 also one of the 108 Divya desam for Vaishnavites. All of the four revered Saivite Saints have sung the glory of this temple.
Kailasanatha Temple
Kailasanatha Temple - Lord Shiva Temple
Kailasanatha temple is the best structural construction of the Pallava ruler Rajasimha. The temple is mainly constructed of sandstone and is integrated into a coherent complex. Mainy Shiva images adorn the outer walls. It is four storied and is an example of sandharaprasada .
Kamakshi Amman Temple
Kamakshi Amman Temple
Dedicated to goddess Parvati in her incarnation as Kamakshi, the goddess of Love, this is one of the three holy places of Shakti worship in India. The other two are in Madurai and Varanasi. The Cholas built the temple in its present form, during the 14th century AD. is associated with Aadi Sankaracharya of the 1st millennium CE. The Tamil saying Kanchi Kamakshi, Madurai Meenakshi and Kaasi Visalakshi illustrates the importance of the Shakthi shrine.
Kanchipuram Silk Sarees
Kanchipuram Silk Sarees - Traditional Silk Sarees
Kanchipuram town is also known as Silk City since the main profession of the people living in and around is weaving silk sarees, more than 5,000 families are engaged in this industry. The silk weavers of Kanchi settled more than 400 years ago and have given it an enviable reputation as the producer of the best silk sarees in the country. Woven from pure mulberry silk and have an enviable reputation for texture, lustre, durability and finish. The sarees in dazzling colours are available in every imaginable design and variety, which can make the job selection quite challenging.Also using computer desining done in kanchipuram silk sarees.So many arts,and pictures weaving in silk sarees.
Varadharaja Perumal Temple
Varadharaja Perumal Temple - Lord Vishnu Temple
This Famous Hindu Temple is also known as Hastagiri or Attiyuran which is dedicated to Lord Vishnu.It is an ancient temple built by the Cholas in 1053 and one of the 108 divyadesams the holy abodes of Vishnu. It is located in part of Kanchipuram called the Vishnu Kanchi that is a home for a lot of famous Vishnu temples, including this temple and one of the greatest Hindu scholars, Ramnujacharya is believed to have resided in this temple .
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