Kanchipuram History and Culture

The city of silks

History & Culture

Kanchipuram is one among the ancient cities of South India. This small city of silk reached its fame during the reign of Pallavas. During the 4th century to 9th century Pallavas made Kanchipuram their headquarters and ruled successfully. During their rule many temple in Kanchipuram were built and they encouraged the exports of silk clothes to other places. Later the kingdom was overtook by Cholas, who later were defeated by Vijayanagara dynasty and finally Kanchipuram fell to the hands of British.

Kanchipuram is hailed as the cultural capital of Tamilnadu. This land of temples is famous pilgrim spot and has lots of famous temples including Sakkiswarar Temple, Vaikunta Perumal Temple, Kailasanatha Temple, Ekambareswarar Temple, Kamakshi Amman Temple. The architectural beauty of these old temples and monuments reflects the Indo Dravidian style. This place holds the pride of being the birthplace of famous saint Shri Ramanujar ‘the father of Vaishnavism’.

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