Kanchipuram Temple Visits | 20 Temples in a day

Kanchipuram - Temple City

Kanchipuram is a temple city and it is just 60 kms away from Chennai. There are plenty of temples, one can visit in Kanchipuram. In this post, I will be explaining about how we visited almost 20 temples in kanchipuram in a single day with breaks in between. 

The following temples we have visited in a single day on 13th February 2021 from 9.30AM to 7.45PM.  The day 13th feb 2021 is so auspicious as it is beginning of the Tamil month Maasi (மாசி மாதம் முதல் நாள்). Almost three temples, we experienced huge crowd. 

In all the temples, they allowed the mobile phones/cameras inside, but you should not take pictures within the sanctuary (Temple sanctuary). So most of my pics shows only the outside view. Hence get the blessings of god without any digital divide.

Day 1 - Forenoon - We visited 6 Temples. 

Day 1 - Evening - We visited 14 Temples. 

Day 2 - Morning - We visited the  Shri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham
and we started for Tiruttani (just 40 kms from Kanchipuram)

Temples List in Kanchipuram

List of Temples and their order of Visiting

Order

Name of Temple

Time of Visit

1

Sri Kanchi Kamakshi Amman Temple

9.22AM

2

Sri Ulagalanda Perumal Temple

உலகளந்த பெருமாள் கோயில்

9.40AM

3

அனுமர் கோவில் (Road side temple near Ulagalanda Perumal Temple)

 

4

Ekambaranathar Temple West Gopuram

ஏகாம்பரநாதர் டெம்பிள் வெஸ்ட் கோபுரம்

9.55AM

5

Pandava thootha perumal temple

10.10AM

6

Varadharaja Perumal temple

வரதராஜப் பெருமாள் கோயில்

 

10.31 AM (5kms away from the previous temples and we spent around 90 minutes for three queues)

 

Break (as most temples closes by 12.30PM, so we went to the hotel)

12.30PM to 4.30PM

7

Sri Ashtabuja Perumal Temple

ஸ்ரீ அஷ்டபுஜ பெருமாள் திருக்கோவில்

4.35PM

8

Sri Kachabeswarar Temple.

அருள்மிகு கச்சபேஸ்வரர் திருக்கோயில்

 

 

4.43PM

9

Kumarakottam Murugan Temple

குமரகோட்டம் முருகன் கோவில்

5.33PM

10

Kailasanathar Temple

கைலாசநாதர் ஆலயம்

 

5.02PM

(This temple is maintained by Archaeological Survey of India)

11

Adhi Kamakshi Amman Temple

ஆதி காமாக்ஷி அம்மன்  கோவில்

5.44PM

12

Pachai vanna perumal temple

பச்சை வண்ண பெருமாள்  கோவில்

5.50

13

Sri Pavalavannar Temple

திரு பவள வண்ணர் கோயில்

5.53PM

14

Sri Vaikunta Perumal temple

ஸ்ரீ வைகுண்ட பெருமாள் திருக்கோயில்

6.06PM (This temple is maintained by Archaeological survey of India)

15

Sonnavannam Seitha Perumal Temple

சொன்ன வண்ணம் செய்த பெருமாள்கோயில்

6.24PM

16

Sri Azhagiya Singaperumal temple

சிங்கபெருமாள் கோயில்

6.30PM

17

Arulmigu sri Vilakoli Perumal Temple

விளக்கொளி பெருமாள் கோயில்

6.42PM

18

Hayagrivar Perumal Temple

ஹயக்ரீவர் பெருமாள்  கோவில்

6.50PM

19

Siddeeswarar Temple

சித்தீஸ்வரர் கோவில் (Road Side Temple, but the Deity was so big)

7.00M

20

Shri Chitragupta Swamy Temple

சித்ரகுப்த சுவாமி கோயில்

7.06PM

 

Each and every temple mentioned above have some stories and some beliefs behind their naming and their powers.  

Kanchi Kamakshi Amman Temple

Kamakshi Amma prayed while standing on one foot on a needlepoint to get married to Shiva. Near this temple, there are three other temples where one can walk and visit like Ulagalanda Perumal temple and Ekambareswar temple.

Sri Kanchi Kamakshi Amman Temple
Sri Kanchi Kamakshi Amman Temple


Sri Kanchi Kamakshi Amman Temple
Sri Kanchi Kamakshi Amman Temple


Sri Ulagalanda Perumal Temple

உலகளந்த பெருமாள் கோயில்


Sri Ulagalanda Perumal Temple

Sri Ulagalanda Perumal Temple


Sri Ulagalanda Perumal Temple

Sri Ulagalanda Perumal Temple


Ekambaranathar Temple 

ஏகாம்பரநாதர் கோயில்

Legend has it that once Parvati, the consort of Shiva, wanted to expiate herself from sin by doing penance under the temple's ancient Mango tree near Vegavathi river. For more details, one can visit here.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ekambareswarar_Temple_(Kanchipuram) 


Ekambaranathar Temple 

Ekambaranathar Temple
Ekambaranathar Temple 

Ekambaranathar Temple
Ekambaranathar Temple 

Ekambaranathar Temple
Ekambaranathar Temple 

Ekambaranathar Temple
Ekambaranathar Temple 


Pandava thootha perumal temple

This god went as an ambassador for Pandavas in the Duriyodhana kingdom for discussion. So he is prayed for peace and prosperity. 


Pandava thootha perumal temple


Pandava thootha perumal temple



Pandava thootha perumal temple

Pandava thootha perumal temple




Varadharaja Perumal temple

வரதராஜப் பெருமாள் கோயில்

This is the temple where the famous Athivarathar darshan was made and still in the pond, Athivarathar is sleeping. This temple is crowded and there are three main deitys to pray, the Goddess, Lord Narashimha and Lord Varatharaja Perumal. 

After the darshan, there is a golden Lizard, which can be touched for removal of all our sins (But due to Corona, the touch is prohibited now and it can be seen for Rs. 2 per person)


Varadharaja Perumal temple
Varadharaja Perumal temple

Varadharaja Perumal temple
Varadharaja Perumal temple

Varadharaja Perumal temple
Varadharaja Perumal temple

Varadharaja Perumal temple
Varadharaja Perumal temple

Varadharaja Perumal temple
Varadharaja Perumal temple

Varadharaja Perumal temple
Varadharaja Perumal temple

Varadharaja Perumal temple
Varadharaja Perumal temple



Sri Kachabeswarar Temple

அருள்மிகு கச்சபேஸ்வரர் திருக்கோயில்

This is a famous temple, during the time of our visit on 13th Feb 2021, there are so many college students, school students, those who write government exams are sitting in this temple and studying for exams. There is a pond associated with this temple.


Sri Kachabeswarar Temple
Sri Kachabeswarar Temple

Sri Kachabeswarar Temple
Sri Kachabeswarar Temple

Sri Kachabeswarar Temple
Sri Kachabeswarar Temple

Sri Kachabeswarar Temple
Sri Kachabeswarar Temple

Sri Kachabeswarar Temple
Sri Kachabeswarar Temple


Kailasanathar Temple

கைலாசநாதர் ஆலயம்


This site is really nice to see as the look and feel resembles like the Shore Temple,  Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu.  Only after seeing this temple, Mahabalipuram Shore temple had been built by the Pallava. This temple is maintained by ASI (Archaeological Survey of India).


Kailasanathar Temple
Kailasanathar Temple

Kailasanathar Temple
Kailasanathar Temple

Kailasanathar Temple
Kailasanathar Temple

Kailasanathar Temple
Kailasanathar Temple

Kailasanathar Temple
Kailasanathar Temple


Kumarakottam Murugan Temple

குமரகோட்டம் முருகன் கோவில்


Kumarakottam Murugan Temple
Kumarakottam Murugan Temple

Kumarakottam Murugan Temple
Kumarakottam Murugan Temple


Adhi Kamakshi Amman Temple

ஆதி காமாக்ஷி அம்மன்  கோவில்

This is the old Kamakshi Temple. 


Adhi Kamakshi Amman Temple
Adhi Kamakshi Amman Temple

Adhi Kamakshi Amman Temple
Adhi Kamakshi Amman Temple


Sri pavalavanna Swamy Temple

திரு பவள வண்ணர் கோயில்


Sri pavalavanna Swamy Temple
Sri pavalavanna Swamy Temple

Sri pavalavanna Swamy Temple
Sri pavalavanna Swamy Temple

Sri Vaikunta Perumal temple

ஸ்ரீ வைகுண்ட பெருமாள் திருக்கோயில்


This temple also maintained by ASI (Archaeological survey of India). There are carvings in the entire wall of these temple... You can see the following video so see the carvings .



Sri Vaikunta Perumal temple
Sri Vaikunta Perumal temple

Sri Vaikunta Perumal temple
Sri Vaikunta Perumal temple

Sri Vaikunta Perumal temple
Sri Vaikunta Perumal temple

Sonnavannam Seitha Perumal Temple

சொன்ன வண்ணம் செய்த பெருமாள்கோயில்

The name of the god is that, "What you said, you have did".



Sonnavannam Seitha Perumal Temple
Sonnavannam Seitha Perumal Temple

Sonnavannam Seitha Perumal Temple
Sonnavannam Seitha Perumal Temple


Sri Azhagiya Singaperumal temple

சிங்கபெருமாள் கோயில்

Sri Azhagiya Singaperumal temple
Sri Azhagiya Singaperumal temple


Arulmigu sri Vilakoli Perumal Temple

விளக்கொளி பெருமாள் கோயில்

Arulmigu sri Vilakoli Perumal Temple
Arulmigu sri Vilakoli Perumal Temple

Arulmigu sri Vilakoli Perumal Temple
Arulmigu sri Vilakoli Perumal Temple



Shri Chitragupta Swamy Temple

சித்ரகுப்த சுவாமி கோயில்


This is only temple in South India for chitragupta (Secretary of Yamaraja).


Shri Chitragupta Swamy Temple
Shri Chitragupta Swamy Temple

Kanchipuram is a nice place to enjoy the famous temples in and around the city. There are many nearby attractions like Mahabalipuram, Chennai, Tirupati, Tiruttani and many more. 

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