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Ekambareswarar Temple, Ekambaranathar Temple

TamilNadu, Kanchipuram

Representing earth, one of the five elements of the nature, Lord Shiva, in the  Ekambaranathar Temple is believed to have manifested himself in the form of Prithvi Lingam. One of the best known temples of Kancheepuram, this shrine of Ekambareswarar is believed to have been in existence since at least 600 AD. The temple initially built by Pallavas was later rebuilt by the Cholas. Adi Shankara is also believed to have expanded this temple with the help of the then rulers.The Vijayanagar kings, during the 15th century, also made lot of contributions to the shrine. It was also developed by Vallal Pachiyappa Mudaliar.


Legend has it that Parvati devi did a penance under the temple's ancient Mango tree near Vegavathi river. In order to test her, Shiva first send fire. Hearing Parvati's prayers Vishnu helped cool down the tree and Parvathi. Shiva then send Ganga. On Parvati's request, Ganga did not disturb her penance and Parvati made a Shiva Linga out of sand to get united with Shiva. Thus the God here came to be known as Ekambareswarar or "Lord of Mango Tree".A...View more


One of the ancient temples in India, the architectural marvel of Ekambareswar Temple epitomises the skills of the bygone era of Pallavas, Cholas and  Vijayanagars. One of the tallest gopurams in India, the 59m thigh temple gate way is adorned with exquisite carvings. The hallway with a thousand pillars and the 1008 lingams that adorn the inner walls are sights to behold. There is a small shrine for Vishnu named Thiru Nilaaththingal Thundatha...View more

Darsan Info

Timings : Ekambareswarar Temple timings : 6:00 AM - 12:30 PM and 4:00 PM - 8:30 PM
There is no separate shrine for the female deity as is customary in all the Shiva Temples found in Kancheepuram. Heavy crowds can be expected on new moon, full moon and pradosha days.

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Darsan Dresscode

Devotees are advised to wear clean and conservative attire while visiting Ekambareswarar Temple.


Kanchipuram, in the state of Tamil Nadu is one of the important religious places in India and a holy pilgrimage site for both Saivites and Vaishnavites. Historically, it was a centre for education and popular for the architectural beauty of its temples. Silk saree weaving is a major industry and Kanchipuram pattu(silk) is famous all around the country.

Location and Contact

Car St, Periya, Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu 631502

+91 4427222084, +91 4427232083

Devotees can reach Ekambareswarar or Ekambaranathar Temple-
By Air
Chennai, the nearest international airport, is situated around 75 km away from Kanchipuram.
By Train
Kanchipuram is the nearest railway station and Chennai, a major rail head. Local trains run between Kanchipuram and Chennai at specified intervals.
By Road
The city of Kanchipuram is well connected with the other part of the states. There are frequent services, state buses as well as Chennai Metropolitan buses from Chennai.

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Temple Rituals

Six worship services are offered in the temple of Sri Ekambareshwar every day.

Regular Offerings

Flowers, Garlands are the common offerings offered to Ekambaranathar.

Special Rituals

It is a local belief that if a childless woman takes the fruit of the tree at the Ekambareswarar Temple, she is blessed with children.

Famous Festival

April - Panguni Uthiram festival
November - Diwali, Kartikai Deepam

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