Ekambareswarar Temple, Kanchipuram – famous for the wonderful sthalavruksham
Ekambareswarar temple, a popular shiva temple in south India
Ekambareswarar Temple, Kanchipuram is famous for the 10th largest hindu temples in india, is located at kanchipuram of Tamilnadu state. this ancient temple is dedicate to lord shiva. the biggest gopurams are the star attraction of Ekambareswarar Temple in kanchipuram. it is believed that the temples was built around 600th AD by the rulers of pallava kingdom, later chola dynasty gave a great contributions for the temple. the huge entrance gate is about 172 feet high was built by Krishna devrayur belongs to vijayanagara kingdom.
there is a hall in front of the temple which also dedicate by vijayanagara dynasty.Lord shiva is the prime deity of the temple, the principal deity lord shiva is worshiped as prithvilingam inside the temple. parvathy and muruga are the sub deities of the temple which installed close to the prime deity and worshiped together.There is also a scared mango tree inside the temple, it believes that the tree is about 3000 years old.
it called the sthala vruksham of the temple. the four branches of the representing the four vedas and the four type of mango fruits representing the four seasons, there is an interesting story behind the myth of the tree, lord parvathy separated from her husband, she came to kancheepuram and worship lord shiva by made a sand shiva linga which installed under the is mango tree, later her wish became fulfilled. this is first of the 32 thevara sthalams in south India. there is a shine of shiva and parvathy installed under the tree Kanchipuram is a well developed city in tamilnadu which easily connect to other cities by well bus services from the bus station. it also has the rail head. the nearest airport is focused at chennai which is 75 km away from Ekambareswarar Temple, Kanchipuram.