Dec 25 2009
Kanchipuram-historical importance-kanchipuram silk sarees-temples
It is 75 km away from Chennai it is well connected by roads and rails .bus service are frequently available from kanchipuram to Chennai , banglore and other important places. The nearest railway station is located at the heart of the city. The nearest airport is chennai airport.
Historical importance of kanchipuram
From time immemorial it has been hailed as one of the pilgrim cities of India. Jainism, buddisam, saivism are well known here. The city was the capital of chola raja’s . the pallava chala and vijayanagar art architecture are reflected in the temples and forts.
Industries in kanchipuram
Kanchpuram silk sarees are world famous .kanchipuram silk sarees are woven from high grade pure mulberry silk. These sarees are reputed for texture , luster , durability etc. the kanchipuram silk sarees are the main exporting material from here. The silk sarees are available in loom prizes.
Major temples in kanchipuram
Kachi kamakoti peetam math, kumarakottam, jain temple, ekambaranathar temple, kailasanathr temple, vaikunta perumal temple, varadaraja temple, muktheeeswarar temple , ulagaanda perumal temple. Etc
Major churches and mosques
Protestant church, roman catholic church at konerikuppam., jama masjid, hajaratha burhana, hamid avulia etc.
Anna memorial is located at Vishnu kanchi . the former chief minister of tamilnadu Dr cn Anadurai was born here. He was the founder of DMK .his house is now known as anna memorial.