Kamakshi Amman Temple
#1 of 14 Places to Visit in Kanchipuram
Distance (From Kanchipuram Central Bus Station): 1 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1-2 Hours
Transportation Options: Cab / Auto / Walk/Trek
Travel Tips: None
At a distance of 1 km from Kanchipuram Bus Station and 2 kms from Railway Station, Kamakshi Amman Temple is the landmark of Kanchipuram. It is believed that the Kamakshi Amman Temple in Kanchipuram was existing even before Aadi Sankaracharya's period (788-820 AD). It has been told that there are three major Shakti's (Amman) in India. They are 'Kanchi Kamakshi, Madurai Meenakshi and Kaasi Visalakshi'.
Even most of the locals are unaware of the fact that there are no shrines for Shakti in any of the Shiva temples in Kanchipuram. The Kamakshi temple is the only traditional temple dedicated to Shakti in Kanchipuram.
The sannathi (sanctum) is covered with a gold plated roof. The temple has a golden charriot of which the procession takes place during festive seasons.
Timings: 6 AM - 12 noon & 4 PM - 8.30 PM