Ekambareswarar Temple


Ekambareswarar Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to the deity Shiva, It is significant to the Hindu sect of Saivism as one of the temples associated with the five elements, the Pancha Bhoota Stalas, and specifically the element of earth, or Prithvi. Shiva is worshiped as Ekambaranathar, and is represented by thelingam, with his idol referred to as Prithvi lingam. His consort Parvati is depicted as Gowridevi Amman.


Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu Click here to navigate to google maps

Timings: 6:00AM-12:30PM , 4:00PM-8:30PM

Upcoming Event: 9 April 2017 (Sunday)

Pangundi Uthiram is going to be the Upcoming Festival which is coming in the month of March or April. It is celebrated with processions in Silver Rath, Silver Mavadi Servai and Gold Vrushab- the Nandhi vahan of Lord Shiva.

  • Devotee Expected: 100000+


  • Panguni Uthiram – 13 Days Festival in the Month of March-April
  • Full Moon Days

Special Poojas:

  • Koo Pooja- 6:00AM
  • Ukshakala Pooja- 6:30AM – 7:30AM
  • Kala santhi Pooja- 7:30AM – 8:30AM
  • Uchikala Pooja- 11:30AM – 12:00 noon
  • Pradhosa Kaalam- 5:00PM – 5:30PM
  • Sayaratchai Pooja- 6:00PM – 7:00PM
  • Arthajama Pooja- 8:30PM

Best At: Architecture

Temple History:

 The presiding deity is revered in the 7th century Tamil Saiva canonical work, the Tevaram, written by Tamil saint poets known as the nayanars and classified as Paadal Petra Sthalam. The temple also houses Nilathingal Thundam Perumal temple, a Divyadesam, the 108 temples revered in the Vaishnava canon Nalayira Divya Prabhandam. The temple complex covers 25 acres, and is one of the largest in India. It houses four gateway towers known as gopurams. The tallest is the southern tower, with 11 stories and a height of 55 metres (180 ft), making it one of the tallest temple towers in India. The temple has numerous shrines, with those of Ekambareswarar and Nilathingal Thundam Perumal being the most prominent. The temple complex houses many halls; the most notable is the thousand-pillared hall built during the Vijayanagar period.

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