Kanchi Kamakshi Temple Timings Today: Darshan, Open, Close, and Pooja

Kanchi Kamakshi Temple Timings, Opening and Closing Hours, Darshan

The Sri Kamakshi Temple is situated at Siva-Kanchi, in the center of Kanchipuram, next to the railway station and bus stop. Situated in the middle of all the other significant temples, it is primarily placed near the Sankara Math. Within the four maın streets known as Rajaveedhi are the temples of Sri Kamakshi, Kumarakottam, Ulagalanda Perumal, and four other Vishnava divya desas, including the shrine of Kalikambal.

Legend Associated with Kanchi Kamakshi Temple

Legends in the Brahmandapurana state that Kamakshi became ugly due to Siva’s disapproval after closing his eyes during a dice game. She was able to regain her beauty and grace through her penance under a single mango tree and the blessing of Vishnu. As a result, she received the name Kamakshi, meaning one with wonderful eyes. She stuck to Siva’s image (Sivalinga) when he unleashed the Ganga flow to test her, and they had a joyful reunion beneath the mango tree or Ekamba. This is the location’s Sthalapurana or religious significance. Sundaramurti Nayanars and Thirugnana Sambandar sing at this shrine.

Kanchi Kamakshi Temple Dress Code

  • Gents: dhoti (white) and shirt, or kurta and pyjama.
  • Ladies: Saree or Salwar Kameez (with Pallu Compulsory).
  • All pilgrims are requested not to wear clothes such as T-shirts, jeans, etc.
  • The traditional dress code applies to Seva ticket holders.

Kanchi Kamakshi Temple Timings

S.No Timings Details Day
1 5:00 am Temple Opening Hours  
2 5:30 am – 6:00 am Abhishekam Daily
3 6:00 am – 10:30 am Darshan/
Astottara Archana
4 9:00 am – 10:00 am Saharsa Namarchana Daily
5 10:30 am – 11:00 am Abhishekam Daily
6 11:00 a.m.–12:00 pm Darshan/
Sahasra Namarchana
7 12:15 pm – 4:00 pm Temple Closing Hours  
8 4:00 pm Temple reopens  
9 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm Abhishekam Daily
10 4:30 pm Chandana Alankarana Wed/ Sat
11 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Darshan  
12 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Darshan /
Astottara Archana
13 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Darshan/
Sahasra Namarchana
14 8:15 pm Temple closing Hours Sun-Thu, Sat
15 9:30 pm Temple Closing Hours Fri
16 10:30 pm Temple closing Hours Pournami Day
temple puja timings

Kanchi Kamakshi Temple Darshan Timings

  • 6 a.m to 12 p.m.
  • 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Darshan Waiting Time: 45–90 minutes.
  • Darshan Ticket Cost: Free entry for all the devotees.
  • Darshan’s timing might differ on special days.
  • The rush will be high on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Navaratri festival day, Sivaratri days, and Karthiga Month.

Kanchi Kamakshi Temple Pooja Timings

  • 5.30 a.m. to 6.00 a.m: Abhishekam
  • 6.00 a.m to 10.30 a.m.: Asttotara Archana
  • 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m: Abhishekam
  • 11.00 a.m to 12.00 p.m: Sahasra Namarchana
  • 4.30 p.m: Chandana Alankarana
  • 6.00 p.m to 8.00 pm: Asttotara Archana
  • 7.00 p.m to 8.00 p.m: Sahasra Namarchana