Kanchipuram Temple Timings: Open, Today, Darshan, and Pooja

Kanchipuram Temple Timings: Open, Today, Darshan, and Pooja

According to Kamakshivilasam, Kanchi is known as Akasa Pitha. Kanchi, Akasa Pitha, is also mentioned in the Soubhagya Chintamani. Eleven verses in the Umasamhita describe the great Vyasa Munivar’s (Rishi) Teertayatra (Pilgrimage). When he went to Saptagodavari, Nandi, the Siva vehicle, cursed him, saying that his raised hands would stay that way forever. After a protracted journey, Vyasa followed Vishnu’s advice and arrived in Kanchi to worship Siva to lift the curse. Two stucco images can still be seen on the vimana of the Vyasa-Santasyaya temple, which is situated between Sıva-Kanchi and Vishnu-Kanchi. The visits of the Sages to this Kanchi village are mentioned in the Markandeya Purana. The Bhagavatha Purana associates Kamakotipuri-Kanchi with the sacred Kaveri river in the south, and the Srirangam Sakti Tantras list Kanchi as one of the nation’s most significant Sakti Pitas. Out of 108 Sakti Pithas, or places of Devi worship, in India, according to the Mahalakshmi Tantra, 18 are significant. Three of these 18 are particularly significant: Kamarajapitha in Kanchā, the Pitha at Kamarupa, and the Pitha at Jalandhara. Much later, Sri Harsha recalls the existence of a Kanchi ruling prince in the Damayanti Swayamvara.

Preferable Darshan 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.

Kanchipuram Temple Timings

  • 6 a.m to 12 p.m
  • 4.00 p.m to 8.30 p.m
  • The temple remains closed from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. for Darshan
  • Temple timings might change on festival days.
  • Kamakshi Amma Abhishekam Timings: 5:30 a.m.–6:00 a.m.
  • Ticket Cost: Free entry for all devotees.
  • Abhishekam Tickets can be purchased at the counter. Online booking is not available for the Pooja tickets.
  • Parking Fees: Rs. 50 per vehicle. The Kanchipuram Municipal Corporation will be in charge of collecting parking fees.
  • Temple darshan timings are almost the same in all temples in Kanchipuram

Important Temples to Visit in Kanchipuram

  1. Kanchi Kamakshi Amman
  2. Varadaraja Perumal Temple
  3. Ekambareswarar Temple
  4. Kumarakottam Subramanya Swamy Temple
  5. Kailasanathar Temple
  6. Vaikunta Perumal Temple