Kanchi Kamakshi - Tamilnadu

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Kanchi Kamakshi - Tamilnadu

Postby bnvssgr on Sun Nov 14, 2010 12:16 pm

Kanchi is located in the state of Tamil Nadu the place where one of the 18 shaktipeethas is located.

Nearest Railway Station: Tiruttatni, Arakkonam (when coming from north of Tamilnadu)
Nearest Bus Station: Kanchi

From the bus stand there are many jatkas (horse carts) until the afternoon to take a local tour to kanchi alternately one can also take an auto to have a local tour. The tour includes:

1) Vishnu Kanchi: Place where Gold and Silver Lizards are present.
2) Vamana Murthy Temple (Vaman avatar of Lord Vishnu)
3) Ekambareshwar Temple (Lord shiva Temple). Here you can see a Mango tree which has great significance.
4) Kamakshi Temple (Shaktipeeth).

Also one can go shopping for the famous Kanchi Sarees on their way to the local tour but please ensure that you bargain a lot as there is every chance of one getting cheated.
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Kanchi Kamkshi devi

Postby Siva on Wed Jan 04, 2012 8:08 pm

Kamakshi devi is the consort of Lord Ekamreswara swami.
Sati devi eyes/ back part fell here.
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Kamakshi devi dhyana rupa.

kANchIpurAshritE dEvi kAmAkSHi sarvamangaLA
chintAtanmAtra santuSHTA chintitArtha phalapradA

Kamakshi temple:
In Shakti Kanchi, there are two Kamakshi temples. One is old and another one is new. The old temple, Adi peetha Parameswari temple present near Kanchi kamakoti peeth. Some people consider that this is the original temple of Kamakshi mata. The new temple, which is famous temple of Kanchi kamakshi mata is also present near old temple. This is a big temple complex. Kamakshi mata present here in the form of Lalita devi. Previously Kamakashi mata present in hard form, but Jagadguru Adishankaracharya established Srichakra and cooled her, and started Goddess Lalita worship. A Kamakoti bila (cave) present in the sanctum sanctorum. The entrance present behind the goddess idol. A pushkarini (holy lake) present back to sanctum sanctorum.
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Kanchi Kamakshi temple and Holy lake in temple campus.

Sthala purana: One day Lord Shiva enterd unexpectedly into Maa Parvati's place. At that time some yoginis were present without dress. Maa Parvathi close the three eyes of Lord Shiva immediately without any thought. But as Lord Shiva's eyes resemble Sun, Moon, and fire, the world became dark completely because of Maa Parvathis action. Goddess Parvathi also became dark. She surprised and asked Lord Shiva how this happened? and how to remove her dark color complexion? Lord shiva explained the reason and advised her to do penance to get rid off the sin that was generated by her action.
Maa parvathi accepted and came to earth as Katyayini (Daughter of Katyayana maharshi) and went to Varanasi and became as Annapurna and did annadana and changed her dark coplexion into golden comnplexion. After that she came to Kanchi and did penance for Lord shiva. She did penance with pancha bana mantra beneath a mango tree. Lord Shiva suffered with this penance and send Ganga mata to test her devotion. Ganga mata came aggressively to destroy Maa Parvthi puja. But Maa parvathi stopped and caught Ganga in a holy Kapala, along with Ganga Lord shiva also caught in that holy Kapala. Lord Shiva became angry and increased water flow tremendously, Maa Parvathi afraid and praised Maha vishnu for advise. He advised to completely surrender to Lord Shiva and this is the only solution in this critical situation. Maa parvathi praised lord Shiva and hugged Shiva linga and completely surrendered to Lord Shiva. Today also we can see some marks of Parvathi mata jewels on Ekamreshwara Shiva linga. A manog tree also present in Ekamreshwar temple.
Lord Shiva accepted her devotion and married her again on request of Pramatha ganas. Lord Vishnu, Lord Brahma and Katyayana maharshi conducted the Shiva paravtahi kalyanam. At that time Maa Parvathi fulfilled all her devotees desires with her looks. hence the name Kamakshi mata.

Other important temples in Kanchipuram: Kanchi is one of the 18 Shaktippethas, One of the Panchabhoota lingas (Prithvi linga), One of the seven moksha puras, 14 out of 108 divyadesams present in Kanchi, Kanchi kamakoti peetha present in this town. See Kanchipuram temples map

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18 shaktipeethas, Chennai tourism, Divya desams, Pancha bhoota lingas, South India tour, Sri Chakra, Temples in Tamilnadu

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