This small shrine in Kanchi is also known as Satyavratam and Indiresam. None of the Shiva
temples in Kanchi have a separate shrine for Ambal. .The
Ekambareswarar temple is the largest and the best known Shivastalam in the
temple town of Kanchipuram. The image above is that of one of the long corridors
(prakarams) in the Ekambareswarar temple. This is the 5th of the 32
Tevara Stalams in the Tondai region of South India.
The Temple: There are two
prakarams and a three tiered Rajagopuram in this temple, and a tank which is known as Indra Theertham and Budha
Theertham. Legend has it that Indra the King of the Devas and Budhan worshipped Shiva
here. It is believed that sesame oil offered during ablutions are absorbed by the
Shivalingam. The sanctum enshrines Shiva as well as the processional
image of Parvati (Bhramarambika) and an image of Surya.
Festivals: Arudra Darisanam is celebrated in this temple. Please refer
to the Kachi Ekambam (Ekambareswarar Temple) at
Kanchipuram for more information on Kanchipuram.