The Kanchi Kamakshi Temple is a major place of worship in the historic city of Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu. In this temple, the main deity is Kanchi Kamakshi who is seated in a yogic sitting posture to symbolize peace and property. The deity is seen holding a sugarcane bow in upper left arm while her left arm holds a parrot and lotus. This famous temple as built by Pallava kings during 6th century AD.
The Kanchi Kamakshi Temple in Kanchipuram holds deep religious significance as it is one of the 51 Shakti Peetas in the country. This sprawling temple is situated at about 5 acres of land and has 4 entrances in total. The main entrance has the Mahishasura Mardini deity on the right while a Kalabhairavar deity on left. This is only temple in the town dedicated to the goddess.
The Kanchi Kamakshi Temple also has a Srichakra Yantra in fromt of the goddess deity which was established by Jagadguru Sri Adisankaracharya. Apart from having a temple tank inside the premises, devotees and visitors here could also see a gallery of Adisankarcharya's Life history. More so, devotees to this temple can see a golden Gopuram on the sanctorum of the Goddess Kamakshi deity. Visit this famous temple and soak in spirituality.