Category The Place

Consecration of ancient temple

Source: The Hindu Kanchipuram, is home for so many temples – huge and magnificent. There are several divyadesams in and around kanchipuram.Several shrines in the nearby villages await renovation and restoration of nitya puja. One such Vishnu temple is Sri Kariyamanicka Perumal temple at Purisai village in Kanchipuram district closer to Thirumalpur and Kooram village […]

Woven Dreams

Silken Paradise – Kancheepuram

Try to think of an Indian woman and chances are you can visualise her draped perfectly in a saree.  In India one of the famous places to buy silk sarees is Kancheepuram, the “Silken Paradise” or Silk City, which is world renowned for the gorgeous hand-woven silk sarees of myriad rich colours, noted for their […]

Goddess Shakti

Navarathri in Kanchipuram

Navarathri (nine nights) is one of the greatest festivals of India. This festival is celebrated for nine days (October 15 – October 24) , in which God is worshipped in the form of Mother. This is a period of introspection and purification. Navarathri is traditionally an auspicious time for starting new ventures. During this period, Durga, Lakshmi […]

Kanchipuram featured in Verve Magazine

We at The Kanjivaram Society were delighted to see our beloved Kanchipuram featured in Verve Magazine recently. In their feature section called 7 Sacred Cities, the authors capture the highlights of their travel to some of the most sacred destinations across the sub-continent. Written in true travel log style, the article touches upon the wonderful […]

An Epic written in Kanjivaram

In this post, we bring you one more, among many interesting legends about the history of Kanjivaram as a place and the people from there. Kantha Puranam is the Tamil version of the sanskrit epic, Skanda Puranam. It was written by Kachiyappa Sivachariar of Kumara Kottam at Kanjivaram. Kachiyappa Sivachariar lived at Kanjivaram approximately 1100 […]

Kanchipuram – Was and Is

According to Wikipedia Kanchipuram, Kanchi, or Kancheepuram (Tamil: காஞ்சிபுரம்) is a temple city and a municipality in Kanchipuram district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is a temple town and the headquarters of Kanchipuram district. In ancient times it was called Kachi and Kachiampathi. Kanchipuram is located on the Palar river, and known […]