Monday, January 18, 2016

Ekambareswarar Temple Kanchipuram

Ekambareswarar Temple Kanchipuram

Ekambareswarar Temple Kanchipuram Legends

Goddess Kamakshi performed a strict penance for Lord siva, by standing on a single leg under a mango tree beside Ve
gavathi river. Kamakshi Devi had passed through many tests created by Siva. To test the quality of the penance, Lord Siva sent fire on her, she then sought help from her brother Vishnu. Vishnu showered Moon rays to cool the fire.
Then, Lord Siva sent Ganga to disrupt the penance. Goddess Kamakshi requested Ganga not to harm. On Kamakshi's request Ganga remained calm.
Goddess Kamakshi made Siva Linga out Earth and continued with her penance for many years. Impressed by the penance, Lord Siva married Goddess Kamakshi.

How to reach Ekambaresawrar Temple in Kanchi?

  1. Temple is 2 km from Kanchi Bus station
  2. Temple is 108 km from Tirupati. Direct bus to Kanchi is available from Tirupati at regular intervals.
  3. From chennai, temple is 80 km away. 
  4. Temple is at a walk able distance (600 mt ) from Kanchipuram Railway station.

Ekambareswarar Temple Kanchipuram