Atthigiri-Varathraja perumal temple pond.
The pic you can see Varathraja perumal temple pond,its called "Atthigiri",it means Elephant Mountain.
This tank itself houses y shrine of Atthigiri Varadar,the deity was made by "Atthi" wood.
The interesting thing about this tank is,the deity is not kept for public view.Can you see the center of the tank,one samll hall,there it was kept,i mean under the water.
Once in 40 years,the tank water pumped out,the deity was taken for public display.They keep display for 48 days.After 48days they again keep under water.The tank was filled by rainwater.It rains TO FILL THE TANK :))..
The last time the event was 1979,the next it will be 2019.
"The City Of Thousand Temples"
Kanchipuram, Kanchi, or Kancheepuram is a city and a municipality in Kanchipuram district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
Kanchipuram is located on the Palar River, and known for its temples and silk sarees. There are several big temples(including some of the greatest Shiva Temples of Tamilnadu, like Varadharaja Perumal Temple for Lord Vishnu and Ekambaranatha Temple which is one of the five forms of abodes of Lord Siva, (it is the earth abode here, other abodes include Chidambaram (Sky), Sri Kalahasti (air), Thiruvanaikaval (water) and Tiruvannamalai (fire)), Kamakshi Amman Temple, Varadharaja Perumal Temple, Kumara Kottam, Kachapeshwarar Temple, Kailasanathar Temple and many more.Kanchipuram is also called as "City of 1000 Temples". Kanchipuram is also famous for its silk sarees, which are hand woven.
The term "nagareshu Kanchi" in the above verse attributed the famous Sanskrit poet, Kalidasa, means that Kanchi was the best amongst the cities of medieval India.
Kanchipuram is one of the oldest cities in South India, and was a city of learning for both Tamil and Telugu, and was believed to be visited by Xuanzang (Hsuan Tsang). It was during the reign of Pallava dynasty, from the 4th to the 9th centuries that Kanchipuram attained its limelight. The city served as the Pallava capital, and many of the known temples were built during their reign
"Kanchi Silk Sarees"
Today, apart from its temples, this small town is also known for its thriving hand loom industry. Kanchipuram town is also known as Silk City since the main profession of the people living in and around is weaving silk sarees, more than 5,000 families are engaged in this industry. The silk weavers of Kanchi settled more than 400 years ago and have given it a reputation as the producer of some of the finest silk sarees in the country.
Kanchipuram - temple town & silk Sarees
Kanchipuram is the name of a temple town, located on the Palar River, and known for its temples and silk sarees.
"My guide was born here"
I was lucky to have my friend Ashwin [VT: A4ASHWIN] as a guide. Kanchipuram is Ashwin's birthplace. He showed me his childhood's home, and met an aquainted from past history. Unsurprisingly, to find a good, homely southern breakfast was 'a piece of cake' for him [check "restaurant" tip].
We visited inside 2 of many temples in the town.
Temple Car Parade - Kanchipuram
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