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 :
POOJA DETAILS TIMINGS
6.30 a.m. To 7.30 a.m
Kala santhi Pooja
7.30 a.m. To 8.30 a.m
11.30 a.m. To 12.00 Noon
5.00 p.m. To 5.30 p.m
6.00 p.m. To 7.00 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.