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  KANCHEPURAM - KAMAKSHIAMMAN TEMPLE

THE TEMPLE:

This temple city though divided into two parts, they are one and one only for all practical purpose, like the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad. These parts are called Siva Kanchi and Vishnu Kanchi, popularly known as big Kanchi and little Kanchi respectively. The Kamakshiamman temple is located in big Kanchi and it is to the heart of city. It is an ancient temple with an imposing tower facing tire east. The mother's granite icon is of four feet in height and it is in sitting posture. The artistically chisled facial features cast a spell on the devotees and lift them souls. Her broad lotus eyes justify her name and assure abhayam and karuna to the viewers. It enshrines the famous Chakra representing Mother Parvathi called here Kamakshi. The Chakra is placed in front but not below the image as found to other places, where the yatra receives regular prayers. It also houses the image of Sankaracharya of kamakoti-Peetha in a separate mini-shrine.

It has reason and there is a story.  According to legend Sri Sankaracharya was an ardent worshipper of Mother Kamakshi addressing her as Kamakoti Ambika and the Mother too was pleased with his devotion.

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