Kamakshi Amman Temple, Kanchipuram (Tamil Nadu)

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Temple Address
New No. 6, Old No. 144/A, Kamakshi Amman Sannathi Street, Kanchipuram, Tamilnadu 631502
Temple overview

The Kamakshi Goddess prevails in the shape of Shakti. The nation has 51 Shakti Peetas. The goddess who lives in Kanchi is called “Nabisthana Ottiyana Peetam.” The divinity is called “Sri Kamakshi.” The term comes from the heritage “Ka” means Saraswati Goddess (God of Education), “Ma” means Lakshmi Goddess (God of Wealth), “Akshi” implies Eye. The name as a whole relates to the god living in Kanchi with both her eyes being Goddess Saraswati and Goddess Lakshmi. The poem from Lalitha Sahasranama is an idle illustration of the strength of the goddess.


Also called Satyavrita Kshetra is Kanchi. By constructing a mud idol in Kanchi, the goddess worshipped Lord Siva. At that time, Lord Siva incarnated with elevated tides as the Kamba River to test the goddess ‘ worship, the goddess understood the idol carefully with her two fingers from eroding in the tides. This stopped the floods from eroding the idol. Also performing Pooja, the goddess sat in a needle tip encircled by “Panchakagni” (surrounded by 5 fires) to free herself from the concern of living. Lord Shiva was pleased, gestured before her, and the goddess was married. Although there are many Shiva temples in the town, ‘ SRI KAMAKSHI AMMAN TEMPLE ‘ is the only temple to have the goddess ‘ Sanctorum. The temple is also surrounded by eight other Shakti goddesses.

How to Reach the Temple

By Road

Alathiyur is 7 km from Tirur. Alathiyur Bus stop is the nearest bus stand at a distance of 3 km from the temple. Buses, auto-rickshaws, and taxis are available almost all the time to reach the temple.

By Rail

The nearest railhead is the Tirur Railway station at a distance of 9.5 km from the temple.

By Air

The nearest airport is the Kozhikode International Airport at a distance of 47 km from the temple.

Temple Timings
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