One of the most popular pilgrimage sights in India, Kanchipuram is beautiful destination in India state of Tamil Nadu. The place is also known as Kanchi and features a number of temples having real charm. Positioned on the banks of the Vegavathy River, Kanchipuram has been ruled by several dynasties, including Pallavas, Cholas, Pandyas, Vijayanagar Empire, and Carnatic kingdom. Being home to numerous heritage temples with their stunning architectures, Kanchipuram attracts a number of foreign tourists. Kanchipuram holiday packages are really in demand now.
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Dedicated to Lord Shiva, Ekambareswarar Temple is an amazingly built temple in Kanchipuram. The temple complex was built long ago preceding 600AD. The structure of the temple has witnessed many impressive changes. The main deity of the temple is Prithvi Lingam.
This temple is also dedicated to Lord Shiva and features a superb example of early Dravidian architecture. The simplicity of the temple is amazingly elegant. The construction of the temple started during the 7th century. You can find here a number of smaller shrines within the temple complex, which are of Lord Shiva, Goddess Parvathi and their sons Ganesha and Murugan.
It is one of the greatest attractions of the city and famous Vaishnava shrine in the region. The temple features bronze idols of Vishnu and his consorts and architecture of temple has elements of 12th century Chola and 16th century Vijayanagar dynasties.