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Friday, January 21, 2011

Kanchipuram - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Kanchipuram - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Kanchipuram - Varanasi of South India

Kanchipuram, Kanchi, or Kancheepuram (Tamil: காஞ்சிபுரம்) is a temple city and a municipality in Kanchipuram district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is a temple town and the headquarters of Kanchipuram district. In ancient times it was called Kachi and Kachiampathi.

Kanchipuram is located on the Palar River, and known for its temples and silk sarees.

There are several big temples(including some of the greatest Vishnu Temples and Shiva Temples of Tamil Nadu) like Varadharaja Perumal Temple for Lord Vishnu and Ekambaranatha Temple which is one of the five forms of abodes of Lord Siva, (it is the earth abode here, other abodes include Chidambaram (Sky), Sri Kalahasti (air), Thiruvanaikaval (water) and Tiruvannamalai (fire)), Kamakshi Amman Temple, Varadharaja Perumal Temple, Kumara Kottam, Kachapeshwarar Temple, Kailasanathar Temple and many more.

Kanchipuram is also called as "City of 1000 Temples". Kanchipuram is also famous for its silk sarees, which are hand woven

Arsha Vidya Satsanga, Houston, TX, USA

Arsha Vidya Satsanga, Houston, TX, USA

Arsha Vidya Satsanga (आर्ष विद्या सत्सङ्ग) is a non-profit organization born out of the inspiration derived from the teachings of His Holiness Swami Dayananda Saraswati of Arsha Vidya Gurukulam.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Arsha Vidya Satsanga is to re-establish the cultural self-identity, and reinstate agency and cognitive independence for Hindus - or people following the Sanatana Dharma / Vedic tradition.