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Ekambareswarar Temple



Ekambeshwarar Vast Temple with high rising gopurams dominates the skyline of Kanchipuram the historic capital of the Pallavas.

Shiva is the presiding deity here, worshiped as Prithvi Lingam, symbolizing earth - one of the five primordial elements.

This ancient temple has been in existence even prior to 600 AD and has been sung by the revered Saivite Saints.

No separate shrine for Parvati exists here.

Pallavas, Cholas and the Vijayanagar Kings especially Krishna Deva Raya have contributed to this temple.

Pancha Bhoota Stalam refers to the five Shiva temples,
Each representing the manifestation of the five prime elements of nature - land, water, air, sky, fire.

Pancha indicates five, Bhoota means elements and Stala means place.

It is believed by many people that we need to pray to our zodiac sign at the temple to get rid of horoscopic defects.

Goddess parvathi created the Shivalinga herself in the temple.

Lord shiva and parvathi get married under the mango tree in presence of Lord Vishnu and others.



Ekambareshwarar Temple
is located in kanchipuram in the state of Tamilnadu, India. Ekambareshwarar Temple is one of the famous Hindu temple dedicated to lord Shiva. The primary deity of this temple is Ekambaranathar.

"Kamakshi Amman Temple" is the consort of Ekambareshwarar temple. The original name of the Ekambarshwarar Temple is "Arulmigu Kanchi Ekambaranathar Thirukoil".Panguni Uthiram is the most famous festival in this tempe. Ekambareshwarar Temple was created by pallava,chola kings. Shiva worshiped as linga in this temple. Ekambareshwarar Temple is one of the PanchaBoothasthalams which represents five elements Earth, air, Water, Sky and Fire that's why the shiva linga also called as Prithivi linga representing Earth. This temple is very ancient and powerful temple in India. The Temple is very big one and also famous for sculpture. One notable feature in this temple is Airam kaal Mandapam, or the "hallway with a thousand pillars", which was built by Vijayanagar Kings. He is referred to as Tazhuva kuzhainthaar("He who melted in her embrace")in Tamil. Navagraha of this temple is very popular and believed to be very powerful.

Do & Don't

Do & Don't


  • Do pray your Ishta Devata before pilgrimage to Temple.
  • Do contact Temple Devasthanam information centre for enquiry, temple information and for Pooja details etc.
  • Do reserve your travel and accommodation at Temple well in advance.
  • Do bath and wear clean clothes before you enter the temple.
  • Do concentrate on God and Goddess inside the temple.
  • Do maintain silence and recite Om Namahsivaya or your Istamantram to yourself inside the temple.
  • Do observe ancient custom and traditions while in Temple.
  • Do respect religious sentiments at Temple.
  • Do deposit your offerings in the hundi only


  • Do not come to Temple for any purpose other than worshipping of God and Goddess.
  • Do not smoke at Temple.
  • Do not consume alcoholic drinks at Temple.
  • Do not eat non-vegetarian food in the Kshetram.
  • Do not approach mediators for quick Darshanam. It may cause inconvenient to others.
  • Do not carry any weapon inside the temple.
  • Do not wear any head guards like helmets, caps, turbans and hats inside the temple premises.
  • Do not perform Sastanga Pranama inside the Sanctum Sanctorum.
  • Do not take much time while performing Sparsa Darshanam to God in Garbhagriha.
  • Do not buy spurious prasadams from street vendors.
  • Do not encourage beggars at Temple.
  • Do not spit or create nuisance in the premises of the temple.

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