The tower at a Kanchipuram temple
Naga-worship is next to the Sri Vaigunda Perumal Temple in Kanchipuram. Kanchipuram
was the capital of the Pallavas. Kanchipuram was a major seat of Tamil and Telugu
learning as well as an important place of pilgrimage for Buddhists, Jains and Hindus.
Kanchipuram in history was also been known as the ghatikasthanam or place of learning.
Kanchipuram Sri krishna college of Arts and Science: This is also a one of the best
college in Tamil Nadu.
Bodhidharma and martial arts
Bodhidharma went to China from Kanchipuram to spread Buddhism.He preached Buddhist
ideologies. At that time he trained the local people in the art of Varmakkalai.The
art underwent many changes and came to be known as Shaolin kung fu or boxing.
Kanchipuram Silk Sarees
In 1997, research indicated that the number of child laborers in the silk-weaving
industry in the district of Kanchipuram exceeded 40,000. Working collaboratively,
RIDE helped reduce the number of child laborers to less than 4,000 by 2007. In 2008,
noted director, Priyadarshan, made Tamil film, Kanchivaram, about silk weavers'
of the town, during in the post-independence period, it won the Best Film Award
at the annual National Film Award.
The Kanchipuram Mutt
Kanchipuram is also the seat of the Kanchi mutt, a religious institution that became
influential and famous under the leadership of Shri Chandrashekarendra Saraswati.
This mutt says that Adi Shankara settled in Kanchipuram after establishing four
Āmnāya maţhas in the four corners of India.
Jain Kanchi Mutt
Kanchipuram was a major Jain center. Hiuen Tsang was in Kanchipuram reported that
he saw numerous Nirgranthas (Jain monks) at this place. Tirupantikundram village
near Kanchipuram was a Jain center with the seat of a Bhattaraka.
List of Temples
Kanchipuram is a major temple city of Tamil Nadu. Vishwakarma Brahmin Sthapathis
have shown their excellent architecture cognizance in planning the architecture
and sculpting the numerous temples at Kanchipuram. The list gives the consolidated
list of temples in and around Kanchipuram.
List of Vaishnava Temples
Varadharaja Perumal Temple Ashtabujakaram - Sri Adhikesava Perumal Temple Tiruvekkaa
- Sri Yathothkari Temple Tiruththanka - Sri Deepa prakasa Perumal Temple Tiruvelukkai
- Sri Azhagiya Singar Temple Neervalur - Sri Veetrirunda Lakshmi Narayana Perumal
Temple Tirukalvanoor - Sri Adi Varaha Swami Temple Tiruoorakam - Sri Ulaganatha
Swami Temple Tiruneeragam - Sri Jagadeeshwarar Temple Tirukaaragam - Sri Karunagara
Perumal Temple Tirukaarvaanam - Sri Tirukaarvarnar Temple Tiruparamechura Vinnagaram
- Sri Vaikunda Perumal Temple Tirupavalavannam - Sri Pavala Vanar Temple Tirupaadagam
- Sri Pandava Thoodar Temple Tirunilaaththingalthundam - Sri Nilathingal Thundathan
Perumal Temple Tirupputkuzhi - Sri Vijaya Raghava Perumal Temple Parithiyur-Kalyana
Varadharaja Perumal Temple Sri Aadhi Kesava Perumal - Kooran [about 8 to 9 km from
List of Saiva Temples
Kailasnatha Temple Ekambareswarar Temple Kachi Metrali Onakanthan Tali Kachi Anekatangapadam
Kachi Nerikkaaraikkadu Kuranganilmuttam Tiru Maakaral Tiruvothur Panankattur Sangupani
Vinayakar Temple Vazhakarutheeswarar Temple Thirumetrali Temple Satyanadeeswara
Temple Adhi Kamakshi Temple Kanaka Durga Temple, Koneri Kuppam Thiruparruthikundram
- Jaina Temple Politics Kanchipuram is a separate assembly constituency.
In 2001, Kanchipuram had a population of 152,984. Males constitute 50% of the population
and females 50%. Kanchipuram has an average literacy rate of 75%, higher than the
national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 81%, and female literacy is 69%. In
Kanchipuram, 10% of the population is under 6 years of age. Kanchipuram temples,
were built in 1811.