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Kamakshi Amman Temple

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Visit Duration: Monday to Sunday

Timings: All Days

Entry type: Paid

Entry Details: free of cost

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The Kamakshi Amman sanctuary is one of the finest locations to explore in Kanchipuram and one of the city's most significant sanctuaries. This shrine is devoted to Goddess Lalitha Maha Tripurasundari and is visited by millions of people from all over the world. (a form of Goddess Parvati). 

Kamakshi Amman shrine is constructed in the Dravidian architectural style and spans 2 hectares. According to Hindu tradition, the Kamakshi Amman sanctuary is connected to the Meenakshi sanctuary in Madurai and the Visalakshi Temple in Varanasi, making it a significant Hindu temple. 

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Highlights of Kamakshi Amman Temple

The following are some of the features of Kamakshi Amman Temple:

The temple's primary sanctum sanctorum houses a beautiful golden idol of the deity Kamakshi, which is regarded as one of the holiest and most potent depictions of the deity.

The temple's building is a distinct mix of Dravidian and Vijayanagara styles, with elaborately carved mandapams, gopurams (temple spires), and other decorative elements.

The sanctuary has a holy pond known as Pancha Theertha Kulam, which is thought to have medicinal qualities and is used for different rites and celebrations.

Festivals: Several festivals are held at the shrine throughout the year, including the Kamakshi Amman Brahmotsavam, a nine-day yearly event attended by thousands of followers.

Spiritual significance: The sanctuary is regarded as one of Goddess Kamakshi's most important and potent sanctuaries, and it is believed to give favors and satisfy the desires of followers who venerate with dedication and faith.

History: The temple goes back to the Pallava era and has been renovated and enlarged by different rulers over the ages, making it a distinct cultural and historical landmark of Kanchipuram.

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Kamakshi Amman Temple Overview

The Kamakshi Amman sanctuary is one of the finest locations to explore in Kanchipuram and one of the city's most significant sanctuaries. This shrine is devoted to Goddess Lalitha Maha Tripurasundari and is visited by millions of people from all over the world. (a form of Goddess Parvati). 

Kamakshi Amman shrine is constructed in the Dravidian architectural style and spans 2 hectares. According to Hindu tradition, the Kamakshi Amman sanctuary is connected to the Meenakshi sanctuary in Madurai and the Visalakshi Temple in Varanasi, making it a significant Hindu temple. 

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Points Of Interest for Kamakshi Amman Temple

Here are some fascinating facts about the Kamakshi Amman Temple:

Goddess Kamakshi: The shrine is devoted to Goddess Kamakshi, who is thought to be a manifestation of Goddess Parvati, Lord Shiva's spouse.

The temple's annual festival, Kamakshi Amman Brahmotsavam, is held in the Tamil month of Masi (February-March) and includes colorful processions, music, dance, and other cultural activities.

The temple's building is a mix of Dravidian and Vijayanagara styles, with elaborate carvings, sculptures, and murals depicting events from Hindu folklore.

Pancha Theertha Kulam: The sanctuary has a hallowed pond known as Pancha Theertha Kulam, which is thought to be the meeting place of five divine waterways and has curative qualities.

The sanctuary is revered for its praying power a potent site of the sanctuary, and followers believe that genuine prayer and dedication can help them achieve their goals of wealth, health, and happiness.

The sanctuary is situated in Kanchipuram, a historic city renowned for its rich cultural legacy, silk sarees, and old temples.

The sanctuary was renovated and enlarged by the Vijayanagara Empire's Nayaka rulers, who were major patrons of art and building.

tales and myths: The temple is linked with several tales and myths, including the account of how Adi Shankaracharya founded the Kamakoti Peetham and dedicated the temple's primary divinity.

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Best time to visit Kamakshi Amman Temple

Kamakshi Amman Temple is located in Tamil Nadu state away from 70 km away from Chennai from Kanchipuram best way to travel is by road, rail, and also by busses, taxis, and rickshaws. Chennai International Airport is approximately 75 kilometers distant from Kanchipuram.

Location: Kamakshi Amman, Sannathi St, Periya, Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu 631502 (New No. 6, Old No. 144/A),

There is no admission charge to enter the temple. 

12.15 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 8.15 p.m. On Friday until 9 p.m., and on Pournami day until 10.30 p.m. 

Best time to visit: All of the events around the shrine take place on a daily basis, from Aarti to Puja. 

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