Kamakshi Temple

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The Kamakshi Temple is an ancient Hindu Temple, dedicated to the Kamakshi. Kamakshi one of the forms of Goddess Parvathi. Legend has it that Goddess offered a worship to the Shivalingam. Which is made out of sand, under a mango tree and later gained Shiva’s hand in marriage.

Location:

In Kanchipuram – Click here to navigate to google maps

Timings: 5:30AM-12:00PM, 3:30PM-8:30PM

Special Poojas:

  • Abhishekam- 5:30AM, 10:30AM, 4:30PM
  • Saharsranamam Archana- 9:00AM – 10:00AM, 7:00PM – 8:00PM
  • Ashtothram Archana- 7:00AM – 12:PM, 6:00PM – 8:00PM

Festivals:

  • Navavarna Pooja- 9:30PM
  • Theppam – Month of Masi
  • Ther – Month of Masi
  • Sankara Jayanthi- Month of Vaikasi

Upcoming Event:February 1, 2017

The consecration of Sri Kamakshiamman temple, Kancheepuram, will be held on February 1, 2017. According to Sri Jayendra Saraswathi, Sankaracharya of Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham and the temple’s hereditary trustee. The acharya told presspersons on Sunday that the consecration would be performed between 9.30 a.m. and 10.30 a.m. on February 1.

Temple History:

Adi Shankaracharya’s re-established the Sri Chakra in this Kamakshi Devi temple. By which he pacified the Raudra Swarupa of Kamakshi. The shrine is in the temple premises, referred to as Adi Kamakshi, is actually Kalikamba. Kamakshi, is seated in a majestic Padmasana. Padmasana is an yogic posture signifying peace and prosperity, instead of the traditional standing pose. Goddess holds a sugarcane bow and bunch of flowers in the lower two of her arms. Her upper two arm has a pasha (lasso) and an ankusha (goad). There is also a parrot perched near the flower bunch.

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