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The Ekambareswarar Temple in Kanchipuram is one of the famous Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Shiva.

This ancient temple has been in existence from around 600 AD and finds mention in 2nd century AD Tamil poetry. However, it was torn down and rebuilt in its present form by the Pallava Kings in 7th or 8th century AD. The Chola dynasty that came later also made several contributions to the temple.

The temple covers an area of over 40 acres. Reaching a height of 57 meters, the temple's Raja gopuram (the entrance tower to the temple) is one of the tallest in South India and was built by the Vijayanagar King, Krishnadevaraya.

This shot is taken from within the magnificent entrance and shows devotees coming in for the morning prayers.

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