Kamakshi Amman Temple, Tamil Nadu

One of the oldest divine temples of India, Kamakshi shrine is devoted to Goddess Kamakshi, true and ultimate appearance of Lord Parvati. The place is located in quite a historic place, i.e. Kanchipuram which falls nearby Chennai. It is one of the three most important worshipping places for Goddess in the state of Tamil Nadu. The other two being Madurai’s Meenakshi Temple and the Thiruvanaikaval’s Akilandeswari Temple.

As per the legends, the Kamakshi temple has quite an ancient history with it being founded back centuries ago by Pallava kings. The Pallava dynasty ruled over this region and had their capital city as Kanchipuram. This temple has a statue of Parvati seated in the Padmasana pose, which denotes the significance of harmony and opulence. The statue is then further supported by many elements that Goddess Parvati carries in her hands. This temple is solely home to Goddess Parvati and no other goddess resides here.

The kamakshi Amman temple holds four worship services every day and celebrates annual festival whereby the whole temple is decorated and the ambiance is made such great that viewers and visitors are overwhelmed by it. The annual carnival is celebrated in Spring and is celebrated in the Chaitra month, which is the time between middle of March to middle of April. Plenty of activities are held through this phase like chariot festival, float festival, and more. Other than that, even during the festivals of Navaratri and more, the temple is decorated to the brim.

The kamakshi Amman temple Goddess is often called by different names like Kiritimati, Devagarbha, or even as Tantrachudamani. The goddess has four different hands and contains different items in them. Those items are Ankusa, Pasa, Kapala,andAbhaya. There’s a temple pond and Gaja shed in the temple courtyard. The kamakshi temple starts off in the morning with the Go Pooja and the Gaja Pooja which is a ritual that is being performed for many years.

Timings

Madurai kamakshi Amman Temple open at 05.30 AM to 12.00 Noon and then 03.30 PM to 08.30 PM

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