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Kavusikesam Temple

Sakeeshwarar Temple

Kavusikesam Temple, also called Sakeeshwarar temple, is situated in Kanchipuram. This stone temple was built in the 12th century during the reign of the Cholas. The temple got its name from a divine lady, by name Kowsiki. The temple is dedicated to Kavusikeshwarar.

This ancient temple houses a pillar with an inscription belonging to the period of Kopura Kesari Varman. The idols of Dakshinamoorthy, Yoga Narasimhar, Brahma, Kowsiki, Lord Vinayaka, Lord Muruga, Lord Shiva and his consort Goddess Parvati are enshrined. Kavusikesam Temple is near the Kamakshi Amman temple, in a site adjoining the Kamakshi Amman Marriage Hall.

To reach this place, the nearest railway station is the Arakkonam Railway Station, located to the north-east of Kanchipuram.

Updated on 10th October, 2014
District: Kanchipuram
Location: Kanchipuram    


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