Kanchi Ekambareswar temple, Pooja Schedule & timings

01/04/2021 - 31/12/2021 (06:00 AM - 09:00 PM)
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Ekambareswarar Temple, Ambigapadeeswar temple, Kilambi, Kanchi, Tamil Nadu, India Free


The Ekambareswarar temple is located in Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu. One of the five panchambootham temples in the country, the temple is of utmost significance in Hindu culture. Thousands of devotees visit the temple every year. It is one of the largest temples in Kanchipuram.

The Swayambumurthy linga in these temple is conical in shape, unlike the usual cylindrical in shape.

Goddess Parvati devi is the consort of Lord Shiva.

There is a Mango tree in the temple dating back to 3500 years ago.

This temple has a 9 tier Rajagopuram which is 57m tall.

The Special future of this temple is that the roof of this temple contains twelve zodiac signs.

There is a thousand pillared hall inside this temple, which is beautiful with 1008 Shiva lingam idols.

Temple consists of four theerthams namely Siva gangai, Kambai theertham, Sarva theertham, Ulagani theertham.

This temple was built during 7th – 8th centuries.

Best Time to visit – September to February

Temple Timings :

Morning 6.00 am to 12.30 pm.
Evening 4.00 pm. To 8.30 pm.

Pooja Schedule :


Koo Pooja
6.00 a.m.

Ukshakala Pooja
6.30 a.m. To 7.30 a.m

Kala santhi Pooja
7.30 a.m. To 8.30 a.m

Uchikala Pooja
11.30 a.m. To 12.00 Noon

Pradhosa Kaalam
5.00 p.m. To 5.30 p.m

Sayaratchai Pooja
6.00 p.m. To 7.00 p.m

Arthajama Pooja
8.30 p.m.

How to reach the Temple :

73kms from Chennai

50kms from Tiruvallur

2 km from Kanchipuram.

Near by Temples :

Kanchipuram  Kamakshi Amman Temple -1 km

Kanchipuram  Kumara Kottam Subramanya Temple – 1km

Kanchipuram  Varadaraja Swamy Temple – 2km

Kanchipuram  Sri Kailasanathar Temple – 3km

Tiruthani SubramanyaTemple – 42km.

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