Bangaru Kamakshi Temple is a highly revered shrine in Thanjavur
, Tamil Nadu
. The temple is one of the popular religious sites in Thanjavur. The temple enshrines Goddess Kamakshi Amman
as the presiding deity.
The idol of Bangaru Kamakshi is made of pure gold. The idol is covered with a 'Gold Kavacham' except the face. The ‘Kavacham’, made with Panchaloha, is removed on eleven days in a year for ‘Abishekam’ which is the main festival in the temple. The face of the goddess is covered with 'punugu', which is black in color and so the idol looks as though made of stone.
It is believed that Bangaru Kamakshi came from Kanchi Kamakshi's third eye.
Navaneetha Krishnan Temple and Rama Temple, situated nearby, are worth visiting.