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    Kamachi amman temple(14 Century)

    by radz Written Jan 13, 2004

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    This city , Kanchi Kamachi is famous deity here.At any time of day,you can crowded ppl to have look of her&get her blessings.

    The pic is 60 metres height,and full of beautiful intricate sculptures .
    The temple build by Chola Empire in 14th century AD.
    Its main place for all religious activities in Kanchipuram,its maintianed by Shankara Mutt.

    Temple  Gopuram(tower)
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    awwsome architecture.

    by radz Written Jan 13, 2004

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    This is " Kailasanather"Temple,its other name for "Lord Shiva".It was build by Pallava ruler Rajasimha Pallava(685 A.D. to 705 A.D.).The unique of the temple architecture,temple it was constructed by mosely limestone.
    I think this is most beautiful temple in Kancheepuram.Inside you can see,58 small shrines ,and beautifull great sculptures all over the inner walls.
    Tourist are allowed inside the temple to photograph.

    The side pic you can see "Yalli" mythological animal, sculptures.

    Kailasanather Temple
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    Feed the cows with bananas

    by jorgejuansanchez Written Feb 13, 2015

    The monk of the picture gave bananas to the cows and explained to the faithful people to follow his example.

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    Mango tree 3500 years old

    by jorgejuansanchez Written Feb 13, 2015

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    The temple of Ekambaranathar dates from the IX century, it is devoted to Shiva, and inside its patio there was a mango tree 3.500 years old.

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    Inside the Hindu temples

    by jorgejuansanchez Written Jan 27, 2015

    The temples were a marvel. Inside of them I saw many statues and religious practises beyond imagination.

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    kamakshi amman temple

    by 6aruna Written Feb 20, 2007

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    within walking distance from the kancheepuram temple is the kamakshi temple dedicated to parvathy.This is smaller in comparison but equally elaborate and has a gold covered dome.

    girl with pooja offerings

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    Step Well

    by NedHopkins Updated Jan 22, 2005

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    This step well is adjacent to the Varadaraja gate temple. The small shrines in the well are all dedicated -- as is the entire complex -- to Vishnu.

    Varadaraja Step Well
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    Bull Shrine

    by NedHopkins Updated Jan 13, 2005

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    This small, modern shrine is adjacent to the main Kailasanatha temple. Having been gored by a bull several days earlier (in Jaipur), I did not worship here.

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    Step Well Shrine

    by NedHopkins Updated Jan 13, 2005

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    This is a close-up of the small shrine to Varadaraja -- an incarnation of Vishnu -- that sits in the step well adjacent to the gate temple.

    Vishnu Shrine
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