- Ekambaranathar Temple : Our trip starts after breakfast with Ekambaranathar Temple – “EK AAM”. Legend has it that Parvati devi did a penance under the temple’s ancient Mango tree near Vegavathi river. In order to test her, Shiva first send fire. Hearing Parvati’s prayers Vishnu helped cool down the tree and Parvathi. Shiva then send Ganga. On Parvati’s request, Ganga did not disturb her penance and Parvati made a Shiva Linga out of sand to get united with Shiva. Thus the God here came to be known as Ekambareswarar or “Lord of Mango Tree”.
- Jurahareshwarar Temple :
We now take you to another interesting temple “Jurahareshwarar Temple”, located right in the streets of Ekambarapuram, on the promenade linking Ekambaranathar temple from Rajaveethi. Also known as Airavatesvara temple, was built by the Pallavas around 8Th century C.E. It is well known for its architectural marvel and splendid vimana. Do not miss this warm temple, with a peaceful ambience, on the way back from ekambaranathar temple.
- Shri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam Cultural Exhibition
The Cultural Exhibition is one of its kind and has the great epics Ramayana, Mahabharata, Krishna Leela and Sri Sankaracharya Charitram depicted in the form of animated dolls. Craftsmen from North India were specially engaged to create this marvel, which showcases our epics in an innovative way, attractive to both the young and elders.
- Varadharaja Perumal Temple:
Sri Devaraja Swamy Temple, popularly known as Sri Varadarajar Temple is situated at the eastern corner of Kancheepuram. Lofty Gopurams and lengthy walls bear testimony to the fame of the temple. The height of East Gopuram is 125 feet; width 99 feet. The height of West Rajagopuram is 96 feet and width 92.5 feet. At the end of the Aswamedha yaga, the brightest and most beautiful Lord Varadarajar appeared along with his consorts Sridevi and Bhoodevi in Punniyakodi vimanam which came out of Yoga Agni (Holy Fire). On Lord Brahma’s request, Devarajaswami remained in the same from at this sacred place permanently and to give darshan to the pleasure of all living beings in the world.
- Kailasanathar Temple:
The temple was first of its kind of stone architecture as compared to others in Pallava that were stone carved or rock cut. The foundation made of granite withstands the load of the entire massive structure. With over 58 shrines made in niches of the compound wall, the temple stands out as an epitome of construction with sandstone. Pillars of the mandapa have statues of lions standing on their hind legs, symbolizing people not to harm the temple.
Magnificent temple has a good serial vision, that has to be experienced, rather being written.
So come down with us to enjoy this trip and know more about Kancheepuram – the temple town.
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- Travel in an AC Van
- Morning Coffee / Tea, Kanchipuram Idli with Mint Chutney, Veg Breakfast, Veg South Indian Meal Lunch, Evening Snacks, Coffee / Tea and Veg Dinner.
- Archaeologist curated sightseeing as per plan
- All entry fees
- Anything not included in inclusions
- Any non-veg food
Note: Sequence given is indicative. Itinerary is subject to change. If mode of transport changes, cost will change. For foreign citizen, cost would be the same except for entry fees which will be actual.