Ekambaranathar Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to the deity Shiva, located in the town of Kanchipuram in Tamil Nadu, India. It is significant to the Hindu sect of Saivism as one of the temples associated with the five elements, the Pancha Bhoota Stalas, and specifically the element of earth, or Prithvi. Shiva is worshiped as Ekambareswarar or Ekambaranathar, and is represented by the lingam, with his idol referred to as Prithvi lingam. His consort Parvati is depicted as Gowridevi Amman.
ARCHITECTURAL STYLE: Dravidian architecture
SANCTUM: Lord Shiva
DATE BUILT: 1770
BUILT BY: Chola Dynasty
Ekambareswarar temple Timings
6:00 am to 12:30 pm
4:00 pm to 8:30 pm
SIGNIFICANT TIME TO VISIT
The Phalguni Festival is a most important tempple festival.
HOW TO REACH
- By Air: Well-connected to all important cities of India, Chennai International airport is the nearest airport to holy city Kanchipuram, around 64km away. Taxi services are available from airport to Kanchipuram.
- By Train: The city has its own train station and is well-linked with all major cities of India including Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai. Further, Chennai, Pondicherry, and Madurai are the rail lines connected with it.
- By Road: Regular bus services are available from central cities of the state to Kanchipuram from Chennai (64km), Tirupati (128km), Pondicherry (127km) and Tiruchchirappalli (290km). In-addition, there are sufficient number of bus services available from Kanchipuram to other major cities like Delhi, Mumbai and Jaipur.
There are many places to stay in Ekambaranathar Temple. Ekambaranathar Temple has large number of tourist attraction so there are plenty of places to stay while touring in Ekambaranathar Temple There are many hotels as well as private organization which takes good care of the people. There are 5 star hotels as well as hotels with nominal charges according to the traveller’s budget. The charges of the hotels are very nominal as they keep the needs and demands of the customers in their mind. These hotels provide wifi, hygienic food and clean environment.
The cities of south are famous majorly for their temples. In this area too, the city is dominated by places of worship. Apart from the temples mentioned above, other famous temples are the Lord Murugan Temple, Sani Bhagwan Temple, Thirumananjeri Temple, Thirunageshwaram Temple and many more.
Car St, Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu 631502, India