Kanchipuram Travel Guide

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Kanchipuram , Kanchi , or Kancheepuram (also sometimes Conjeevaram) is the name of a temple town and the headquarters of Kanchipuram district in Tamilnadu, India In ancient times it was called Kachi and Kachiampathi.

Kanchipuram is located on the Palar River, and known for its temples and silk sarees. There are several big temples, notably Ekambaranathar Temple which is one of the five form of abodes of Lord Siva, (it is the earth abode here, other abodes include Chidambaram(Sky), Kalahasthi (air), Thiruvanika (water) and Thiruvannamalai (fire)), Kamakshi amman Temple, Varadharaja Perumal Temple, Kumara Kottam Temmple, 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 all almost every relatively well-off  South India woman has a Kanjivaram sari in her collection. The Kanjivaram saris woven at Kanchipuram are also prized world wide.

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