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Sri Ekambara Nathar Temple, Kanchipuram 

Speciality of Sri Ekambara Nathar Temple, Kanchipuram

Lord Shiva in the temple is a swayambumurthi. The Shiva Linga made of sand by Mother Kamakshi adores the sanctum sanctorum. The symbol of Mother embracing the Linga is still visible. Opposite the sanctum of Lord Ekambareswara are the Spatika Linga facing west and the Spatika Nandhi in the prakara. On the Ratha Sapthami day in the month of Thai (January-February) rays of Sun fall on Lord. Of the Panchabhoodha sthalas, the temple belongs to Earth-Prithvi. There is a Mango tree in the temple dating back to 3,500 years. The divine tree with its four branches representing the four Vedas yields fruits in four flavours – sweet, citric, spicy and bitter. Procession deity Lord Ekambareswara is in a separate shrine of glass under the Rudraksha Pandal-tent, the roof with 5008 Rudrakshas. Devotees can have the darshan of Lord Shiva in his huge form. According to pundits, this darshan grants the devotee total relief from the cycle of births and deaths. The Spatika Linga prayer blesses the devotee with a beautiful personality removing evil thoughts from the mind. Also the Sahasralinga worshipped by Lord Sri Rama to cleanse Himself from the Brahmmahati dosha and the Ashtothra (108) Lingas are also in the temple. People use to light 108 lamps in this shrine. It should be remembered that gifted Tamil poet Kachiappa Shivacharya who authored the great epic Kanda Puranam (Skaanda Maha Puranam in Sanskrit was authored by Sage Veda Vyasa) and staged it at the Kuamara Kottam Lord Muruga Temple nearby was born in Kancheepuram. Saint Tirunavukkarasar praises Kanchi as a destination of vast learning – Kalviyil Karai Illadha Kanchi Managaram.

Opening Timings

The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and from 4.00 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.

Festivals at Sri Ekambara Nathar Temple, Kanchipuram

  • 13 day Panguni Uthiram in March-April with colourful events with processions in Silver Rath, Silver Mavadi Servai and Gold Vrushab- the Nandhi vahan of Lord Shiva is the biggest festival of the temple drawing devotee crowd in lakhs. The devotee crowd is also huge on new moon, full moon and pradosha days. Also celebrated in the temple are Deepavali, Tamil and English New Year days with special abisheks and pujas. Thousands come to worship Lord on these days.

Address & Contact Details of Sri Ekambara Nathar Temple, Kanchipuram

The Executive Officer, Sri Kanchi Ekambareswarar Temple, Kancheepuram-631 501.

Phone Number: +91- 44-2722 2084.

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