Kamakshi Amman Temple

Country: India

State : Tamil Nadu

Locality/City/Village: Kanchipuram

Address :New No. 6, Old No. 144/A, Kamakshi Amman Sannathi Street, Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu 631502, India

God : Devi

Category : Ancient Temples

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Kamakshi Amman Temple

Kamakshi Amman Temple is established this temple in the 14th Century by the great Chola Artisans and thus called Kanchipuram Temple . It is situated at 5 acres of Land and has 4 main entrances, a golden Tomb in the centre of the Shrine. This temple is dedicated to Goddess Kamakshi and is worshipped in the form of a chakra along with an image of Shanakrcharya who defeated the Buddhist Philosophers who had a debate about the Goddess. The tower has a great Chariot in the temple and is taken on a procession around the temple on Friday evenings around 7:00 PM.

How to reach:

By Air: Chennai airport is the nearest Airport.

By Train: Trains are Available from Chennai , ChengalPattu ,Tirupati and Bangalore.

By Road: There are buses Available from Chennai (75Km), Bangalore etc. Bicycles, Cycle Rickshaws and auto rickshaws can also be hired near the bus stand.

History

In India Shakti is worshipped in three places Madhurai , Varanasi and Kanchipuram.and goddess kamakshi is surrounded by Deities of Ayyapan ,Saraswati,Annaporani and Adisanksracharya on its outer parakram. There is a Srichakra Yantra established in front of Goddess Deity and has a Kalabhairavar deity on the left and Mahisasur Mardini Deity on the right along with Dwajasthambas on the centre. The goddess also consists of Varahi, Arupalaxmi Kalvarparumal, Rooplaxmi and Arthannariswarar deities on the Gayatri Mandapam.

The temple has a gallery of The Shankara Mutt along with Shri Adi sankaracharya life’s history and a temple tank inside the premises. The temple serves as a hub of all religious activities in Kanchipuram and thus known as Nabisthana -Ottiyana peetam.

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