Monday, February 22, 2021

Airavatesvarar Temple, Kanchipuram

Airavatesvarar Temple, Kanchipuram

Airavatesvarar Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located in Kanchipuram City in Kanchipuram District of Tamil Nadu. Presiding Deity is called as Airavatesvarar and Mother is called as Kamakshi. This Temple is considered as one of the 108 Shiva temples mentioned in Kanchi Puranam. The Temple is also called as Airavatesam. This Temple is situated right opposite to Kachabeswarar Temple.


As per legend, Airavata, the white elephant, worshipped Lord Shiva here and received a boon which enabled the elephant to become mount for Lord Indra. Hence, Lord Shiva came to be called as Airavatesvarar.


The temple might have been built by Pallava King Narasimha Varman II (700 – 729 CE), the builder of Mamallapuram Shore Temple. He was famously known as Rajasimha Pallava.

The Temple

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Temple Opening Time

The Temple remains open from 07.00 am to 12.00 noon and 05.00 pm to 08.00 pm.


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