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#7 of 29 Places To Visit in Kanchipuram
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New No. 6, Old No. 144/A, Kamakshi Amman Sannathi Street, Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu 631502, India
entry fee
No entry fee
All days of the week
5:30 AM - 12:00 PM
3:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Pournami Pooja / Navavarna Pooja (Full Moon day) Night 9:30 p.m. onwards every month
visit duration
Around 1 hour

about kamakshi amman temple

Kanchi Kamakshi Temple, Tamil Nadu is situated in about 5 acres of land and has four entrances. The main entrance of the temple has a Kalabhairavar deity on its left and the Mahishasura Mardini deity on the right. On the centre of the entrance, you can see a huge Dwajasthampa. Much of the temple as we see it today  dates to the 14 CE when an older shrine was extensively rebuilt. Beneath a gold-plated vimanam is the sanctum inside which sits Kamakshi, resplendent with four hands holding a noose, staff, sugarcane bow and flower arrows.

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