Shri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham / Kanchi Math, Goddess Kamakshi Amman Temple at Kanchipuram – One of Famous Hindu Monastery Established by Sri Adi Shankara – Visit, Timings, Travel Guide

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Shri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham / Kanchi Math, Goddess Kamakshi Amman Temple at Kanchipuram – One of Famous Hindu Monastery Established by Sri Adi Shankara – Visit, Timings, Travel Guide

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The ancient Kanchipuram city is popularly known to be the city of temples, as the world-famous temples like Ekambaranathar Temple, Jurahareshwarar Temple, Varadaraja Perumal Temple, Kanchi Kailasanathar temple, and Kumarakottam Murugan Temple are at Kanchipuram.

Kanchi matha / Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham / Kanchi monastery at Kanchipuram is one of the oldest Hindu Math / Monastery that has been established by the great Indian Legendary Sri Adi Sankara, an Advaita Vedanta reformer and philosopher. Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham / Math is more than 1200 to 2000 years old, has a history of 70 Acharyas – spiritual leaders, with preservation of ancient Hindu dharma, literature, and for the propagation of Advaita discipline. Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham is named after Goddess Kamakshi located in the temple very near to the place in the name of Kamakoti / Goddess Durga. It is locally called Sankara matam.

The Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham has the Maha Samadhis called the Brindavanam of Paramacharya Mahaperiyava – the 68th Jagadguru and Sri Jayendra Saraswathi – the 69th Jagadguru.

At this Sankara math we have a very big spacious meditation hall and where we can feel the positive vibrations when we sit and meditate at the Divine place. The Chandramouleeswara Pooja performed at this place is really very vibrant. Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam also has a Veda Patasala – Veda school. It’s a great devotional experience to hear Vedic chants by students in the peetham. Each year Navaratri is one of the most grandly celebrated at the Sankara math. Each day food is served during mid-day free of cost at their dining hall.

Travel Tips for Travel Tips for Shri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham:

Address: Srimatam Samsthanam, 1, Salai St, Tamil Nadu 631502, Tamil Nadu.
Phone: 044 2722 2115
Entry Fee: Free
Timings: 5.30 am – 12 noon; 4.00 pm – 8.00 pm. Fridays and Full moon days are considered very auspicious. The temple is open for darshan on all full moon days at around 11.30 pm

How to Shri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham:

It is located very near to Kanchipuram bus stand.

By Road: 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 Train: The Kanchipuram Railway Station (Code CJ) has regular and direct trains connecting to Chennai, Tirupati, Nagarcoil, Chengalpattu, Bangalore.

By Flight: Chennai International Airport (Code MAA) is the nearest Airport To Kanchipuram. Have to travel 68km and it takes 1 hour 45 mins to reach the math.

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