Kamakshi Temple

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Kamakshi Temple is dedicated to Goddess Kamakshi situated in Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu. Kamakshi being Shiva-shaktyatmika Swaroopa here, there is no shrine devoted to Shiva here.

Kamakshi Temple is one of 51 Shakti Peetams.  The naval part of Sati Devi's body is believed to have fallen here. There are 51 Shakti Peeth linking to the 51 alphabets in Sanskrit.

There are seven Mokshapuris out of which one mokshapuri is Kanchi 

Significance of Kamakshi Temple:

Sri Kamakshi is the mula devata or the main deity of the Kamakoti pitha seated in the centre of the inner sanctorum of the shrine in Kanchipuram known as the GayatrI mantapam. According to kamakshI rahasya, this mandapa was built by the celestials with the four walls representing the four Vedas and the twenty-four pillars representing the twenty-four syllables of the sacred formula of gayatri. Shrividya ParameshvarI, who forms the inner core of the prakata gayatri and thus called rahasya gayatrI, is enshrined at the centre of the gayatrI mandapam as ShrI Kamakshi

Goddess Kamakshi is seated in a majestic Padmasana, an yogic posture signifying peace and prosperity, instead of the traditional standing pose. Goddess holds a sugarcane bow and bunch of five flowers in the lower two of her arms and has a pashaa, ankusha in her upper two arms. There is also a parrot perched near the flower bunch. There are no other Parvati temples in the city of Kanchipuram, apart from this temple, which is unusual in a traditional city that has hundreds of traditional temples.

Bhagavadpada Adi Shankaracharaya re-established the Sri Chakra in this Kamakshi Devi temple in the trough-like structure in that shrine.  The Saint established Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam and attained Sarvagyna peetam in this holy city.

Temple Festivals:

  • The annual festival is celebrated in the month of Maasi
  • Navaratri
  • Aadi Pooram
  • Aippasi Pooram
  • Sankara Jayanthi
  • Vasanta Utsavam in Vaikasi.

Temple Timings:

Morning: 5:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Evening: 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM


  • The Price of the Puja includes service charges, prasad, packing and courier cost and any other incidental charges
  • We are not agent of any temple, our representative will perform the puja on your behalf and collect the prasadam.
  • You will receive the prasadam within 30 days