Kanchipuram was under the Pallavas from the 6th to 8th century AD and afterwards became the stronghold of the Cholas, Vijayanagar Kings, the Muslim and the Country. It has been a middle of Dravidian learning, social and sacred disturbance for centuries. Kanchipuram has magnificent temples of uncomparable architectural model bearing eloquent testimony to its empyreal Tongue acquisition.
All the interfaith cities in India connection one of the two sects in Religion - Vishnuism and Shaivism, but Kanchipuram has intermingled itself equally to both the sects, disjunctive itself into Vishnu Kanchi, close the Varadaraja Temple, and Shiva Kanchi, surrounding the Ekambareshwar (also corn as Ekambareshwa) Tabernacle, spell the Kamakshi Amman Tabernacle stands in between as a post of Sakti love.
India has ternary principal cities where the Goddess Shakti is worshipped. Kanchipuram holds the most eventful position among the leash. In the duplicate impose, the figure places are Kanchipuram, where the Goddess Kamakshi is worshipped, Madurai, where the Goddess Meenakshi is worshipped, and Kashi, where the deity is 'Visaalakshi'.
The Kamakshi Amman tabernacle is the hub of all interfaith activities in Kanchipuram. The tabernacle is also in finisher controller of the Shankara Mutt, different the other temples, which are governed either by the Section of Archeology, Polity of India, or the Asiatic Temples Department of the Dravidian Nadu Polity. The kings of the Chola Empire shapely the tabernacle in 14th century AD.
The principal tower over the sanctum (Vimanam) of the tabernacle is metallic plated. Also of signification is the Golden Chariot in this temple. The Halcyon Chariot is stolen in a procession around the tabernacle on Friday evenings around 7.00 p.m. This tabernacle also features an Art Room with pictures depiction the chronicle of Sri Adishankaracharya and the Shankara Mutt. Ekambareshwar temple dedicated to Lord Hebdomad.
It is one of the maximal temples in Kanchipuram, extension over an country of 12.14 hectares. This ancient temple is enclosed by a brobdingnagian stonewall shapely in the archaic 16th century during the days of the Vijayanagar Empire. Ekambareshwar tabernacle is of hoary antiquity, origin as a undersize fane, it has grown over the centuries into a important one with innumerable shrines, Mandapams, Gopurams and Tanks.
It is wise to be one of the most ancient temples in India and has been in world alter preceding to 600 AD. It enshrines umpteen traditions. The Varadaraja temple is one of the historic shrines of Sri Vaishnavites, also proverbial as "Hastigiri" and is one of the notable Hindoo Divya Desams, placed in Vishnu Kanchi or "the Less Kanchi". Originally it was famous as "Attiyuran".
The primary divinity here is Varadaraja Perumal in a still behave application west and the Nobleman here is also celebrated as "Devaraja", "Pranatharthihara", "Deva Perumal", "Athiyooran" and "Perarulalan". Varadaraja temple with superb art has a magnificent account, which is associated with Sri Ramanuja, who victimized to cater here. Umteen miracles are said to bed occurred. It was with his ministry that the temple, then already individual centuries old, began to wax honor.