Ekambaranathar Temple (One among Pancha Bhoota Stalam – 5 Shiva temples for Five Elements ), Kanchipuram – Best & Famous Lord Shiva Temple In India – Visit, Travel Guide
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Ekambareswarar / Ekambaranathar temple is an popular Lord Shiva temple with great architecture and history located in Kanchipuram. It was built during the Chola dynasty in the 9th century. Ekambaranathar means the “Lord of Mango Tree”. The sthala-virutcham – the official mango tree of the temple is a 3,500 year old mango tree whose branches are known to yield four different types of mangoes. This temple is one of the five major Shiva temples or Pancha Bootha Sthalams – each representing a natural elements – Earth.
The other four temples in this category are Thiruvanaikaval Jambukeswara – water, Chidambaram Natarajar- ether, Thiruvannamalai Arunachaleswara – fire and Kalahasti Nathar – wind.
Travel Tips for Ekambaranathar Temple, Kanchipuram
Address: Sannathi Street, Near Railway Station, Periya, Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu 631502.
Phone: 044 2722 2084
Temple Timings : 6:00 AM to 12:30 PM and 4:00 PM to 8:30 PM.
Entry fee : Free
Moolavar : Ekambaranathar.
Amman/Thayar : Gowridevi Amman/Elavar kuzhali.
Thala Virutcham : Mango Tree.
Year: 3500 Years Old.
Theertham : Sivaganga.
Is One of the temple associated with the five elements, the Pancha Bhoota Stalas.
Address: Ekambaranathar Sannathi St, Periya, Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu 631502.
Temple Timings : 6:00 AM to 12:30 PM and 4:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Entry fee: Free
Moolavar : Jurahareswarar
Theertham : Jurahareswarar Theertham
How to Reach Ekambaranathar & Jurahareshwarar Temple, Kanchipuram:
Jurahareshwarar Temple is close to Ekambaranathar Temple.
Through Airways : Chennai International Airport (Code MAA) is the nearest Airport To kanchipuram. Have to travel 65km and it takes 1 hour 38 mins to reach the temple.
Through Roadways : Kanchipuram is 75 kilometers Away from chennai and is well connected by a network of roads with other important towns and cities of Tamilnadu.
By Rail: The Kanchipuram Railway Station (Code CJ) has regular and direct trains connecting to Chennai, Tirupati, Nagarcoil, Chengalpattu, Bangalore, etc..
Check out and enjoy my photo captures of Ekambareswarar / Ekambaranathar Temple and Jurahareshwarar / Airavatesvara temple, during my Kanchipuram visit.
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