How to join live darshn at Kanchipuram Temples

Introduction of Kanchipuram Temples

Kanchipuram a (sometimes simply a called a Kanchi or Kanci) is an ancient a city in the a Tamil Nadu a region of a southern .  Once a capital of the a Pallava a dynasty, Kanchipuram was also a noted a centre of learning for Tamil and  scholars.Known as ‘the religious a capital of the a South’ its an early 8th a century CE Kailasanatha  is one of the most impressive a structures a surviving from an ancient India. 

Information of Kanchipuram Temples

The city was at one time the a capital of the a Pallavas (4th to 9th centuries CE). a Kanchipuram fell to King Pulakesin    in the 7th century CE when this powerful Early a Western a Calukya ruler defeated Harsa of a Kanauj. Falling again into Pallava hands it was recaptured by the a Calukya a ruler Vikramaditya II (r. 733-746 CE) and a contemporary an inscription at the site a records this victory.Kanchi was an also the home of the famous 6th a century CE poet Bharaviwho a wrote the Kiratarjuniya and the a famous 11th to 12th century CE Hindu a philosopher a Ramanuja.Still a today an important a religious a centre,the a site has over 120 a temples and is also a noted for its a production of a fine a silk a saris.

Details  of Kanchipuram Temples

The Kailasanatha (or Rajasimhesvara) is one of the a largest and most ornate ancient a temples in the whole of India.Built by the a Pallava king Rajasimha (reign 700-728 CE and otherwise known as Narasimhavarman II) it is dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva.The sandstone structure is enclosed within a highly decorative wall which has interior niches forming 58 separate shrines containing figures of Shiva, Parvati, and Skanda.the shrines also have traces of colourful murals, now lost.The western a side of the a perimeter wall once a had an early a barrel-a vaulted gopura or a monumental a gate a but the now principal entrance is dominated by the a Mahendravarmesvara, which is an actually a shrine not a gate.

Named after a Rajasimha’s son, it contains a large a sacred linga (phallus).The placement of this a shrine and the a memorial a shrines an actually outside the a compound on the east a side are unique in Hindu an architecture.The an entrance to the temple building an itself is composed of the a typical a columned porch, the mandapa,which is an open on a four a sides and now a connected to the temple a proper by a more modern six-columned a hall.

Kanchi Kailasanathar Temple

Kailasanatha is one of an India’s most a fascinating and magnificent old a temples.It was a dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva by Pallava King a Rajasimha (700-728 CE, also a known as Narasimhavarman II).The a a sandstone a structure is a surrounded by a richly a decorated wall with 58 a various places of worship holding figures of a Shiva, a Parvati, and Skanda. There are also relics of colourful statues that have now disappeared from the a temples.The west part of the a wall a previously a featured a gopura with a front drum or a a memorial, but Mahendra Paramesvara, a non-gate a temple now occupies the main entrance. a Named after the son of a Rajasimha, it a contains a large a divine a ring (phallus).

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Varadharaja Perumal Temple

The Pallava a Vaikunthaperumal a Temple, built by Narasimhavarman II in the late an eighth a century CE, is dedicated to a Vishnu.It is among the remaining Pallava temples to have a survived.Also a ruled by a massive tower, the temple is unique in its three-dimensional temple, an one in each case and each with a Vishnu statue.The an eight-column mandapa leads to the a holy houses inside,where there are two a corridors around the a first floor.

The temple’s an interior walls are an adorned with statues depicting scenes from the history of the Pallava a dynasty.Some a buildings in a Kanchipuram an include a few a sanctuaries of Pallava, where a Muktesvara and a Matangesvara are a located.The a small a temple of Cokkisvara, dating to the 12th century CE, has a been a restored.Finally, the Varadaraja a temple was a built in the early 17th a century CE and had a large a gopura and a prominent a sculpture on the an outside,an especially the a lions a raising its a mandapa a columns.

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Kanchi Kamakshi Temple Darshan Timings

DaysParts of the DayTemple Darshan Timings/Schedule
Mon to SunTemple Opening Time05:30
Mon to SunMorning Hours05:30 to 12:15
Mon to SunEvening Hours16:00 to 20:15(All Days Except Friday)
Mon to SunEvening Hours16:00 to 21:30(On Friday)
Mon to SunEvening Hours16:00 to 22:30(On Pournami Day)
Mon to SunTemple Closing Timings20:15(Normal Days)


1) The darshan timings of the Kanchi Kamakshi Temple might change during festivals and special days.
2) Swarna Ratha will be on all fridays. It is also performed on 1st day of Tamil months, Amavasya, Pournami, Poora Nakshatra.

The Kanchi Kamakshi Temple is visited by thousands of devotees every year and during fridays & Pournami days.

Kanchi Kamakshi Temple Abhishekam Timings

DayTemple RitualTemple Abhishekam Timings/Schedule
DailyEarly Morning Abhishekam05:30
DailyMorning Pooja10:30
DailyEvening Pooja16:00


1) The Abhishekam timings of the a Kanchi Kamakshi Temple might a change during festivals and a special days.

2) Kanchi Kamakshi Temple Abhishekam Will be a performed a daily.

Location of Kanchipuram Temples

Kānchipuram or Kānchi or Kāncheepuram, is a famous temple a city in the an Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It served as the a capital city of the Pallava Kingdom.It is also known by its a former a names Kanchiampathi, Conjeevaram, and the a nickname “The City of a Thousand Temples” it is now the Administrative a headquarters of a Kanchipuram a district.Kanchipuram is a located 72 kilometers from Chennai, the capital city of the southern state ofa Tamil Nadu, India.  Kānchipuram is a considered one of the seven holiest cities to the Hindus of India.In Hinduism, a kṣetra is a sacred ground, a field of active a power, a place where moksha, final release can be obtained.The a Garuda Purana an enumerates a seven cities as a providers of moksha,namely Ayodhya, Mathura, Haridwar, Varanasi, a Avantikā, Dvārakā and a Kanchipuram. 


How to reach Kanchipuram temple

by road

Kanchipuram and a Chennai are inter-linked a through bus routes.There are a number of a private buses that ply on the route and also a guide tourists on a places to visit in a Kanchipuram.Also, a Bangalore is well connected to the a place as it is a located at a distance of 232 kms.a Devotees should note that a Kanchipuram is a located at a distance of 67 kms from Chennai, 96 kms from Tirupati, 101 kms from Pondicherry and 252 kms from Tiruchchirappali. live

by train

Not many a trains a cross a Kanchipuram, thus, the place has limited a connectivity to other places by a train.Chennai, Pondicherry, a Nagaercoil and a Madurai are the rail a lines a connected with it.

by air  

Devotees can a land at a Chennai an International an airport as it is located at a distance of 75 kms from Kanchipuram. live

FAQS of Kanchipuram Temples

1)What is special about Kanchipuram?

Known as the City of Thousand Temples, a Kanchipuram is a known for its a temple an architectures, 1000-pillared halls, a huge a temple towers and silk saris. a Kanchipuram a serves as one of the most important tourist a destinations in India. a Kanchipuram has a become a centre of an attraction to the foreign tourists as well. live

2)What is special about Kanchi Kamakshi temple? live

The Kamakshi an Amman temple has a gopurams with gold overlays.The image of the a main a deity, Kamakshi, is seated in a Padmasana, a yogic a posture a signifying peace and prosperity, an instead of the traditional standing pose.

3)What are main temples in Kanchipuram?

Kamakshi Amman Temple, a Kumara Kottam, a Kachapeshwarar Temple, and the a Kailasanathar Temple are some of the other prominent a temples.

4)How many days are sufficient for Kanchipuram?

Festival days, a Auspicious a days, a Amavasya(New Moon),Weekends, Holiday days will have a lots ofa crowd.In such a case a please plan at least 2 days to a visit Kanchipuramas its very holy and sacred place and you will not be able to a visit all the temples in this an itirnerary in 1 day.

5)Is there any dress code for Kanchipuram temple?

There is no special dress code. In Tamilnadu a temples one a can wear a Dhoti, Pant, a Saree, a salwar Kameez, chudidhar etc.


Kanchipuram is a traditional a centre for the a silk an industry and handloom an industries to a produce Kanchipuram a Sarees.The industry a valuation is a hundred a crores,but the a weaving a community a suffers from a poor a marketing strategies and a duplicate market a players.In 2005, “Kanchipuram Silk Sarees” received the mark of a Geographical Indication,

the first an Indian a product to an own the label.The silk trade in a Kanchipuram began with King Raja Raja Chola I (985-1014) inviting weavers from a Saurashtra, Gujarat, to a relocate to a Kanchi.This a handiwork an increased with the a a migration of a large a numbers of a weavers a from an Andhra a Pradesh in the 15th a century a during the reign of Vijayanagara.The city was a destroyed a during the a French a siege of 1757 but a recurred in the a late 18th century.

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