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Encyclopedia > Ekambareswarar Temple
Arulmigu Kanchi Ekambareswarar Thirukoil

Name: Arulmigu Kanchi Ekambareswarar Thirukoil
Creator: Pallava kings
Primary deity: Ekambareswarar (Shiva)
Architecture: Pallava, Kovil
Location: Kanchipuram

Ekambareswarar Temple (Tamil: ஏகாம்பரநாதர் கோயில்) is one of the famous Hindutemples dedicated to Lord Shiva, located in Kanchipuram in the state of Tamilnadu, India. It is one of the five major Shiva temples (each representing a natural element), representing the element Earth. The other four temples in this category are Thiruvanaikaval Jambukeswara (water), Chidambaram Natarajar (sky),Thiruvannamalai Arunachaleswara (fire) and Kalahasti Nathar (wind). Pallavas were a South Indian dynasty. ... Shiva (English IPA: Sanskrit: शिव; Hindi: शिव; Malayalam ശിവന്‍; Tamil: சிவன் (when used to distinguish lordly status), also known as Siva and written Åšiva in the official IAST transliteration, pronounced as ) is a form of Ishvara or God in the later Vedic scriptures of Hinduism. ... Pallavas were a South Indian dynasty. ... The word temple has different meanings in the fields of architecture, religion, geography, anatomy, and education. ... Kanchipuram temple, engraved in 1811. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... This article is about the Hindu God. ... Kanchipuram temple, engraved in 1811. ... Tamil Nadu (தமிழ் நாடு, Land of the Tamils) is a state at the southern tip of India. ... It is a famous Shiva temple near Trichi, India and adjacent to the Ranganathaswamy temple at Srirangam . ... Chidambaram Temple is a famous Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located in the heart of the temple town of Chidambaram, 58 km south of Pondicherry in Cuddalore District, the east-central part of the Tamil Nadu state of southeastern India. ... Kalahasti temple is a famous Siva temple, and is said to be the site where Kannappa, one of the 63 Saivite Nayanars, was ready to offer his last remaining eye to cover blood flowing from the Siva linga before the Lord stopped him and granted mukti. ...

Reaching a height of 57 meters, the temple's gopuram is one of the tallest in South India. One notable feature of the temple is the Aayiram Kaal Mandapam, or the "hallway with a thousand pillars". The temple's inner walls are decorated with an array of 1,008 Siva lingams. The sthala-virutcham is a 3,500 year old mango tree whose branches are said to yield four different types of mangoes. Gopuram of Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple in Srirangam Gopuram, a prominent feature of the Hindu temple architecture of South India, is the rising tower at the entrance of a temple. ... Linga worship (Estate of Cynthia and Harlen Welsh) The Lingam (also, Linga; Sanskrit लिङ्गं liṅgaṃ, meaning mark, or sign, ) is used as a symbol for the worship of the Hindu god Shiva. ... Species About 35 species, including: Mangifera altissima Mangifera applanata Mangifera caesia Mangifera camptosperma Mangifera casturi Mangifera decandra Mangifera foetida Mangifera gedebe Mangifera griffithii Mangifera indica Mangifera kemanga Mangifera laurina Mangifera longipes Mangifera macrocarpa Mangifera mekongensis Mangifera odorata Mangifera pajang Mangifera pentandra Mangifera persiciformis Mangifera quadrifida Mangifera siamensis Mangifera similis Mangifera...

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