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Ekambareswarar Temple Pictures – Online Virtual Tour of Ekambareswarar Temple at Kanchipuram

EkambareswararTemple is dedicated to Hindu God Shiva and is located at Kanchipuram in Tamil Nadu in India. EkambareswararTemple is one of the Pancha Bhuta Temples. The temple is noted for its high gopuram which dots the skyline of Kancheepuram. Now view360 website is providing an online virtual picture tour of the VaradarajaPerumalTemple. In the online virtual tour you can get a 360 degree panoramic view of the temple.

At EkambaranathaTemple, Shiva is worshipped in the form of Shivalingam and here the Lingam is the element earth. The Shiva Lingam here is believed to have been created by Goddess Parvati from sand or earth.

You can take the Online Virtual Tour of Ekambareswarar Temple in Kanchipuram here.

You may also like to read Pancha Bhuta Temples Dedicated to Shiva

Swami Shantananda Puri Quotes and Teachings

The main obstacle in self realization is our identification with our body as ‘I.’ We consider ourselves as separate individuals with different bodies. Just as the electricity generated from a generator goes into all the bulbs and is linked with each other by the continuous flow of current, the Supreme Energy called as the Self or Paramatman pervades all the bodies and thus forms one indivisible Totality. The identification with the individual body as the Self is the main sin we have all committed and it is this which has led us into all miseries and sufferings.

Enlightenment can never be obtained through any amount of rituals, pujas, havan or sacrifices nor can it be obtained by accumulating abundant wealth. Renunciation through repeated contemplation will alone lead one to immortality. (Source – Book – Sadhanas from Kaivalyopanishad) 
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