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Kamakshi Amman Temple
Kamakshi Amman temple is one of the best places to visit in Kanchipuram and is one of the most historic temples in the city. Visited by millions of pilgrims from all over the globe, this temple is dedicated to Goddess Lalitha Maha Tripurasundari (a form of Goddess Parvati). Spread over an area of 2 hectares Kamakshi Amman temple is built in the Dravidian architectural style. According to the Hindu legend, the Kamakshi Amman temple lies in line with the Meenakshi Temple in Madurai and Visalakshi temple in Varanasi making it an important temple in the Hindu religion. Location: New No. 6, Old No. 144/A, Kamakshi Amman, Sannathi St, Periya, Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu 631502Price: There is no entry fee to visit the temple.
Timings: Monday to Sunday from 5.30 AM to 12.15 PM & 4 PM to 8.15 PM. On Friday till 9 PM and on the day of Pournami 10.30 PM.
Best time to visit: From Aarti to Puja, all the activities around the temple happen on a daily basis. Although the best time to visit the temple would be in mid-February or mid-March as the annual festival of the temple takes place during this period.
Varadharaja Perumal Temple
One of the finest places to see in Kanchipuram, Varadharaja Perumal Temple or popularly known as Attiyuran or Hastagiri is a temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The temple is located in the suburb of Vishnu Kanchi, which is home to many Vishnu temples. It is and is one of the 108 temples which were visited by the Alwars of Lord Vishnu. Varadharaja Perumal Temple is surrounded by old pillars which are made out of stone. Varadharaja Perumal Temple has been in existence from the times of the dynasties like Chola, Pandya, Cheras, Kakatiya, Hoysala and Vijayanagara and it is believed to be built in 1053 by the Chola dynasty. Location: Nethaji Nagar, Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu 631501Price: There is no entry fee to visit the temple. Timings: Monday to Sunday from 6 AM to 11 AM and 4 PM to 8 PMBest time to visit: The best time to visit the temple would be early in the morning or in late evenings as the routine ritual is performed during these hours of the day.""
Ekambareswarar Temple is associated with the Pancha Bhoota Stalam of the Hindu Mythology and is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is deeply associated with the land or Prithvi (earth) of Kanchipuram.Ekambareswarar Temple is one of the biggest temples in India and is one of the best places to see in Kanchipuram. The architecture of this temple dates back to the Vijayanagara period. This Temple is spread over an area of 25 acres and is home to more than 20 halls with more than 1000 pillars in them. Location: Ekambaranathar Sannidhi Street, Periya, Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu 631502Price: There is no fee to visit the temple.Timings: Everyday 5.30 AM to 10 PMBest time to visit: The best time to visit Ekambareshwar Temple is in March and April as the annual Panguni Uthiram festival is celebrated.
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