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Kanchipuram the golden city of a thousand temples is one of the seven most sacred cities of India. Kanchipuram (sometimes simply called Kanchi or Kanci) is an ancient city in the Tamil Nadu region of southern India. Kanchi is also called as the Varanasi of the south and is held in great reverence. Kanchi is also famous for its finest hand woven silk fabrics and sarees with delicate Zari work. It was a capital of the Pallava dynasty, Kanchipuram was also a noted centre of learning for Tamil and Sanskrit scholars. Kanchi is considered to be as India’s seven sacred cities and the second holiest after Varanasi.
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Places to visit in and around Kanchipuram:
Kanchipuram is the land of thousand temples. Kailasanathar temple, Ekambareswarar temple, Kumarakottan temple, Varadaraja perumal temple etc are some of the popular temples in Kanchipuram. Kanchipuram sarees are one of the popular silk sarees in south India.
Kanchi Kamakshi Amman Temple:
Kamakshi Amman fulfills all our wishes through her eyes, So she is called as Kamakshi. Her eyes are full of kindness, love and affection. Many devotees feel some magic near her eyes, which could not be explained in words they are carried away by the kindness in her eyes. The Goddess is seated in a majestic Padmasana. The letter “KA” represents Saraswati, “MA” represents Lakshmi and “akshi” refers to the gracious eyes. Goddess Lakshmi and Saraswati are referred as the two eyes of Sri Kamakshi Amman deity. It is believed that in Kanchipuram Lakshmi Devi and Saraswathi Devi stand on either side of Kamakshi Devi and perform Vinjamara seva to Kamakshi Amman. Kamakshi Devi in Kanchipuram is in the form of Bilaakasam, Srichakra and as LalithaDevi with Arrows (Flowers) in her lower right hand, Ankusa in upper right hand, Bow (Sugarcane) in lower left hand, Pasa in upper left hand. Srichakra is present in front of the main deity. Any Pooja is first performed to Srichakra and then to main deity. Srichakram is installed by Adi Sankaracharya to pacify Kamakshi Devi.
Sri Kailasanathar Temple:
Sri Kailasanathar Temple was built during the 8th century by Rajasimha of the Pallava dynasty. This temple has an excellent architecture built with full of red sandstone resembling that of the shore temple at amallapuram. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and thousands of devotees throng here from different locations of the world during the fair of Shivaratri.
Sri Ekambareswara Temple:
Kanchipuram is also known as the Pancha Bhutha Sthalas for Lord Ekambaeswara here has taken the avathar of “Prithvi Lingam”. This temple is spread over an area of 20 acres and the gopuram in the south goes upto a height of 58.5km. The legend behind this temple is that when Parvathi and Lord Shiva were playing, Parvathy closed the eyes of Shiva bringing darkness to the entire world. Lord Shiva got very angry with parvathi’s behaviour and he cursed her become black like kali. Goddess Parvathi was not able to take the punishment and so she descended on earth and performed an act of self -mortification under a mango tree and made a lingam out of earth.
Sri Varadaraja Perumal Temple:
Sri Varadaraja Perumal Temple is the preferred temple in Kanchipuram for followers of Vaishnavism. Dedicated to Lord Vishnu, the temple is one of the 108 Divya Desams, which are the most sacred Vaishnavite shrines spread across the country, said to have been visited by the 12 Alwars. It features over 350 inscriptions attributed to nearly all major dynasties of South India. The temple’s most striking architectural feature is the famous “100-pillared hall”, which has sculptures and relief structures depicting several important Hindu gods.
The Kamakodi peetham and Kamakshi amman temple are closely associated with the life of Sankaracharya. The Kamakoti peetham is enshrined in the Sri Chakra just infront of Sri Devi and all Pujas and sacrifices are offered to the Sri Chakra.
Kanchipuram is noted worldwide for its silk sarees. Kanchipuram silk sarees are woven using a dazzling array of colourful threads and fine golden thread or Zari into alluring Patterns depicting traditional temple motifs. The other items in the shopping list include artifacts like fruit baskets, candle stands, and jewelry boxes and idols of gods and goddesses. These made of stone, bronze, brass, copper and souvenirs. The main shopping area includes Mettu street and Gandhi road.Dress Code:
- Male devotees should wear a dhoti or pyjama with upper cloth or formal pants and shirts.
- Female devotees should wear a saree or a chudidhar with upper cloth.
- Children could wear any fully covered dress.
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