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Encyclopedia > Kanchipuram
  ?Kancheepuram
Tamil Nadu • India
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 Kancheepuram 
Coordinates: 12°49′N 79°43′E / 12.82, 79.71
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
District(s) Kancheepuram
Population 152,984 (2001)

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Kanchipuram, Kanchi, or Kancheepuram (also sometimes Conjeevaram) is a city and a municipality in Kancheepuram district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is a temple town and the headquarters of Kanchipuram district. In ancient times it was called Kachi and Kachiampathi. A municipality is an administrative entity composed of a clearly defined territory and its population and commonly referring to a city, town, or village, or a small grouping of them. ... Kanchipuram District Kanchipuram, Kanchi, or Kancheepuram (also sometimes Conjeevaram) is a district is in the northeast of Tamil Nadu, adjacent to the Bay of Bengal. ... India is subdivided into twenty-eight states and seven union territories; the states and territories are themselves further subdivided. ... Tamil Nadu (தமிழ் நாடு, Land of the Tamils) is a state at the southern tip of India. ...


Kanchipuram is located on the Palar River, and known for its temples and silk sarees. There are several big temples, notably Ekambaranatha Temple which is one of the five form of abodes of Lord Siva, (it is the earth abode here, other abodes include Chidambaram (Sky), Sri Kalahasti (air), Thiruvanaikoil (water) and Tiruvannamalai (fire)), Kamakshi Amman Temple, Varadharaja Perumal Temple, Kumara Kottam, Kachapeshwarar Temple, Kailasanathar Temple and many more. Kanchipuram is also famous for its silk sarees, which are woven manually. These saris are considered to be of the highest quality almost every relatively well-off South Indian woman has a Kanjivaram sari in her collection. The Kanjivaram saris woven at Kanchipuram are also prized in North India. The Palar is a river of southern India. ... The word temple has different meanings in the fields of architecture, religion, geography, anatomy, and education. ... Silk dresses Silk is a natural protein fiber, some forms of which can be woven into textiles. ... Sari has two meanings: name of an Indian garment worn by women. ... Ekambaranatha Temple is one of the oldest temples in the city or Kanchipuram. ... This article is about the Hindu God. ... This article is about the town in Cuddalore district. ... Sri Kalahasthi is one of the famous Shiva temples in south India. ... It is a famous Shiva temple near Trichi, India and adjacent to the Ranganathaswamy temple at Srirangam. ... Tiruvannamalai Tiruvannamalai (திருவண்ணாமலை in Tamil) is a town in the state of Tamil Nadu in India situated 185 km from Chennai/Madras. ... Kamakshi Amman Temple is a famous Hindu temple dedicated to Goddess Kamakshi a divine form of Parvati. ... Varadharaja Perumal Temple or Hastagiri or Attiyuran is a famous Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu located in the holy city of Kanchipuram, Tamilnadu, India. ... The Kailashnath temple is located in the temple town of Kanchipuram in Tamil Nadu, India. ... Silk dresses Silk is a natural protein fiber, some forms of which can be woven into textiles. ... Sari has two meanings: name of an Indian garment worn by women. ... South India is a geographic and linguistic-cultural region of India. ... Dark green region marks the approximate extent of northern India while the regions marked as light green lies within the sphere of north Indian influence. ...

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Demographics

As of 2001 India census,GRIndia Kancheepuram had a population of 152,984. Males constitute 50% of the population and females 50%. Kancheepuram has an average literacy rate of 75%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 81%, and female literacy is 69%. In Kancheepuram, 10% of the population is under 6 years of age. 2001 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and also: The International Year of the Volunteer The United Nations Year of Dialogue Among Civilizations Events January January 1 - A black monolith measuring approximately nine feet tall appears in Seattles Magnuson Park, placed by an anonymous... 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ...

Kanchipuram temple, engraved in 1811.
Kanchipuram temple, engraved in 1811.

Image File history File links Download high resolution version (740x623, 78 KB) Skildring Pagoda at Conjeveram [Kanchapuram], engraved by J.Storer after a picture by H.Salt, published in George Viscount Valentias Voyages and Travels . ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (740x623, 78 KB) Skildring Pagoda at Conjeveram [Kanchapuram], engraved by J.Storer after a picture by H.Salt, published in George Viscount Valentias Voyages and Travels . ...

History

pushpEshu jAti purushEshu vishNu, nArIshu rambA nagarEshu Kanchi


The term "nagareshu Kanchi" in the verse above 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 Sanskrit, 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. South India is a linguistic-cultural region of India that comprises the four states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu and the two Union Territories of Lakshadweep and Puducherry, whose inhabitants are collectively referred to as South Indians. ... Tamil ( ; IPA ) is a Dravidian language spoken predominantly by Tamils in India and Sri Lanka, with smaller communities of speakers in many other countries. ... The Sanskrit language ( , for short ) is a classical language of India, a liturgical language of Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, and Jainism, and one of the 23 official languages of India. ... A portrait of Xuanzang Xuanzang (Chinese: ; pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Hsüan-tsang; CantoneseIPA: jyn4tsɔŋ1; CantoneseJyutping: jyun4zong1) was a famous Chinese Buddhist monk, scholar, traveler and translator that brought up the interaction between China and India in the early Tang period. ... The Pallava kingdom (Tamil: பல்லவர்) was an ancient South Indian kingdom. ... As a means of recording the passage of time, the 4th century was that century which lasted from 301 to 400. ... As a means of recording the passage of time the 9th century was the century that lasted from 801 to 900. ...


The king of Kanchi, Pallava Mahendravarman I was a great scholar and musician, a man of great intelligence and also a great playwright. Xuanzang, the great Chinese traveler, visited the city in the 7th century and said that this city was 6 miles in circumference and that its people were famous for bravery and piety as well as for their love of justice and veneration for learning. He further recorded that Buddha had visited the place. As regards learning, Kanchi stood second in glory only to Banaras.The history of Kanchi can be traced back to several centuries before the advent of the Christian era. The place finds its name in Patanjali's Mahabhashya written in the second century BCE Manimekalai, the famous Tamil classic, and Perumpanatru Padai, a great Tamil poetical work, vividly describe the city as it was at the beginning of the Christian era. Pattupattu, one of the sangam literatures records that the king Thondaiman Ilandirayan ruled this town around 2500 years ago. Kanchipuram, Kanchi, or Kancheepuram (also sometimes Conjeevaram) is the name of a temple town and the headquarters of Kanchipuram district in Tamil Nadu, India. ... The Pallava kingdom (Tamil: பல்லவர்) was an ancient South Indian kingdom. ... The rock-cut temples at Mamallapuram. ... A portrait of Xuanzang Xuanzang (Chinese: ; pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Hsüan-tsang; CantoneseIPA: jyn4tsɔŋ1; CantoneseJyutping: jyun4zong1) was a famous Chinese Buddhist monk, scholar, traveler and translator that brought up the interaction between China and India in the early Tang period. ... The 7th century is the period from 601 - 700 in accordance with the Julian calendar in the Christian Era. ... Media:Example. ... Benares (also known as Banaras, Kashi, Kasi and Varanasi (वाराणसी)) is a Hindu holy city on the banks of the river Ganga or Ganges in the modern north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. ... Patañjali, is the compiler of the Yoga Sutra, a major work containing aphorisms on the practical and philosophical wisdom regarding practice of Raja yoga. ... Manimekalai, written by Seethalai Saathanar, is one of the masterpieces of Tamil literature and belongs to The Five Great Epics of Tamil Literature. ... Pattupattu (பத்துப்பாட்டு) – The ten Idylls, is an anthology of ten mind length books and is one of the oldest surviving Tamil Poetry. ... Sangam literature refers to a body of classical Tamil literature created between the years 200 BCE and 300 CE.[1][2] This collection contains 2381 poems written by 473 poets, some 102 of whom are anonymous authors[3]. The period during which these poems were written is commonly referred to...

The temple tower at a Kanchi temple
The temple tower at a Kanchi temple
Naga-worship next to the Sri Vaigunda Perumal Temple in Kanchipuram
Naga-worship next to the Sri Vaigunda Perumal Temple in Kanchipuram

From the 3rd to the 9th century CE Kanchi was the capital of the Pallavas who ruled over the territory extending from the river Krishna in the north to the river Kaveri in the south. The Pallavas fortified the city with ramparts, moats, etc., with wide and well laid out roads and fine temples. They were a great maritime power with contacts with far-off China, Siam, Fiji, etc., through their chief Port Mamallapuram, the modern Mahabalipuram. The Cholas ruled this town from 10th century to 13th century. Kings of Vijayanagara dynasty ruled from 14th century to 17th century. The temple tower, 192 feet height in Ekamabaranadhar temple and 100-pillar mandabam (building) in Varadaraja Perumal temple in this town are famous for the architectural techniques of Vijayanagara dynasty. Robert Clive, of the British East India Company, who played a major role in the establishment of British rule in India, is said to have presented an emerald necklace to this temple (the Clive makarakandi, still used to decorate the Lord on ceremonial occasions). Kanchi was a major seat of Tamil learning as well as an important place of pilgrimage for Buddhists, Jains and Hindus. Once the seat of learning and religious fervour started its climb down from the Mughal invasions followed by three centuries of colonial rule under the British. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x768, 149 KB) Summary photographed by Pratheepps Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x768, 149 KB) Summary photographed by Pratheepps Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1781x1289, 327 KB) Description: Naga-worship next to the Sri Vaigunda Perumal Temple in Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, India. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1781x1289, 327 KB) Description: Naga-worship next to the Sri Vaigunda Perumal Temple in Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, India. ... The Krishna River is one of the longest rivers of India (about 900 km in length). ... The Cauvery (sometimes written as Kaveri) is one of the major rivers of southern India. ... Shore Temple, rescued from the sea Mahabalipuram (after the demon king Mahabali) or Mamallapuram (after the Pallava king Mamalla) is a 7th century port city of the South Indian dynasty of the Pallavas around 60 km south from the city of Chennai in Tamil Nadu. ... The Cholas were a South Indian Tamil dynasty, antedating the early Sangam literature (c. ... The Vijayanagara empire was based in the Deccan, in peninsular and southern India, from 1336 onwards. ... Robert Clive, 1st Baron Clive Robert Clive, 1st Baron Clive of Plassey (September 29, 1725 - November 22, 1774) was the statesman and general who established the empire of British India. ... The British East India Company, sometimes referred to as John Company, was the first joint-stock company (the Dutch East India Company was the first to issue public stock). ... The Mughal Empire (alternative spelling Mogul, which is the origin of the word Mogul) of India was founded by Babur in 1526, when he defeated Ibrahim Lodi, the last of the Delhi Sultans at the First Battle of Panipat. ...


Bodhidharma and martial arts

Bodhidharma (A.D. 520) went to China from Kanchipuram to spread Buddhism.[1] He stayed at the Shaolin Monastery and preached Buddhist ideologies. At that time he trained the local people in the art of Varmakkalai.[1] The art underwent many changes and came to be known as Shaolin kung fu or boxing.[2] In Japan it came to be known as karate and judo. But it is interesting to note that the Chinese school agrees with the southern school of this art in that it has the same 108 varma points.[1][2] Bodhidharma (early 6th century CE) was the Buddhist monk traditionally credited as founder of Zen. ... This article needs additional references or sources to facilitate its verification. ... Main gate of the Shaolin Monastery in Henan, China. ... Varma Kalai Varma Kalai (also spelled Varmakalai or Varmakkalai) is an ancient martial art which has its origins in the southern part of India, more specifically, around Tamil Nadu state. ... Ever since 1669, when Huang Zongxi first described Chinese martial arts in terms of a Shaolin or external school versus a Wudang or internal school,[1] Shaolin has been used as a synonym for external Chinese martial arts regardless of whether or not the particular style in question has any... For other uses, see Karate (disambiguation). ... Judo ), meaning gentle way, is a modern Japanese martial art (gendai budō) and combat sport, that originated in Japan in the late nineteenth century. ...


The Kanchi mutt

Kanchipuram is also the seat of the Kanchi maţha, a religious institution that became influential and famous under the leadership of Shri Chandrashekarendra Saraswati. This maţha says that Ādi Sankara settled in Kanchipuram after establishing four Āmnāya maţhas in the four corners of India and that this gave rise to the Kanchi maţha. However this claim is disputed by the four original mathas who claim the Kanchi matha is only a branch matha. The followers of Kanchi math however claim that this Matha was temporarily shifted to Kumbakonam because of which it was known as Kumbakonam Matha for sometime, and that later the Matha shifted back to Kanchipuram. The Kanchi matha is known formally as Shri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham. ... The Sage of Kanchi H.H. Jagadguru Shankaracharya Shri Chandrashekarendra Saraswati Paramacharya Swamigal (1894–1994) or the Sage of Kanchi was considered by believers to have been one of the greatest saints of Bharata Varsha. ... A maá¹­ha (also written matha and mutt) is a term for monastic and similar religious establishments of the Hindu religion. ...


Kanchi Silk Sarees

Today, apart from its temples, this small town is also known for its thriving hand loom industry. Kancheepuram 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 an enviable reputation as the producer of the best silk sarees in the country. Woven from pure mulberry silk and have an enviable reputation for texture, lustre, durability and finish. The sarees in dazzling colours are available in every imaginable design and variety, which can make the job of selection quite challenging. A Turkish woman in Konya works at a traditional loom. ... Tweed loom, Harris, 2004 Woven sheet Weaving is an ancient textile art and craft that involves placing two sets of threads or yarn made of fiber called the warp and weft of the loom and turning them into cloth. ...


Educational institutions

Kanchipuram in history was also been known as the ghatikasthanam or place of learning. Even today there are a lot of educational institutions in and around Kanchi .


The following are the educational institutions found in Kanchipuram:

  1. Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswathi Viswa Maha Vidyalaya (SCSVMV)
  2. Arulmigu Meenakshi Ammal College of Engineering. (AMACE)
  3. SRR Engineering College
  4. Pallavan College of Engineering.
  5. Kanchi Shri Krishna College of Arts and Science.
  6. Thirumalai Engineering college.
  7. Lord Venkateswara Engineering college.
  8. Pallavan Polytechnic.
  9. Pallavan college of Pharmacy.
  10. Bakthavachalam Polytechnic.
  11. Pachaiyappa Arts college.

Kanchipuram also has some good old schools which often produces state level ranking:

  1. Sangford Schools (an American School)
  2. MLM Mamallan Matriculation Higher Secondary School
  3. Anderson Higher Secondary School
  4. Pachaiyappas Higher Secondary School
  5. SSKV Girls Higher Secondary School
  6. SSKV Matriculation and Higher Secondary School
  7. Infant Jesus Matriculation Higher Secondary School
  8. Victoria Matriculation Higher Secondary School

See also

Govindavadi is a small village near Kancheepuram temple town in Kanchipuram district in Tamil Nadu, India. ...

External links

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References

  1. ^ a b c Subramaniam Phd., P., (general editors) Dr. Shu Hikosaka, Asst. Prof. Norinaga Shimizu, & Dr. G. John Samuel, (translator) Dr. M. Radhika (1994). Varma Chuttiram வர்ம சுத்திரம்: A Tamil Text on Martial Art from Palm-Leaf Manuscript. Madras: Institute of Asian Studies, 90 & 91. 
  2. ^ a b Reid Phd., Howard, Michael Croucher (1991). The Way of the Warrior: The Paradox of the Martial Arts. New York: Outlook Press, 58 - 85. ISBN 0-87951-433-7. 


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