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Introduction

kamakshi It is 75 kms from Chennai. "Ayodhya, Madhura ,Maya, Kasi, Kanchi ,Avantika, Dwarakavathi Caiva Sapthaithate Mokshadaiyeka" says a Sanskrit Sloka. This sloka holds the Hindus to consider Kanchipuram as one of the seven holiest town of its kind in the country. It is believed that a visit to this town bestows salvation. This is also called as Kanchi or the Temple Town. The Main land lies on the northern bank of the Holy River Vegavahi a tributary of River Pallar. It is a sacred destination for Buddhists, Jains and Hindus too. People popularly divide the entire region as Siva Kanchi, Vishnu Kanchi and Jain Kanchi. Though the ancient town had 1000 temples, only 126 of them are found today including the few located on the outskirts. 14 of the 108 Divya Desams dedicated to Lord Vishnu are located in Kancheepuram. It will be a festival sight throughout the year where temples celebrate one or other routine festivals. Silk Industry has its roots for over few hundred years and the name Kancheepuram is famous for its hand woven Silk Saree. Most of the town households are involved in this trade in a way or the other. Pure Mulberrry silk with dazzling colours and fine Zari Work [gold/silver thread linings] is the hall mark of the products from Kancheepuram. Kancheepuram Silk is a popular Brand Equity all around the Globe. The District Population is 39,98,252 [2011 census] and the Town’s Populationis 1,64,265 [2011 census].


General Information


Area 11.6 Sq. Kms
Population District Population is 39,98,252 [2011 census] :: Town’s Population is 1,64,265 [2011 census].
Altitude Sea level
Climate
  Max. Min.
Summer 36.6°C 21.1°C
Winter 28.7°C 19.8 ºC
Rainfall 87cms (35") Average
Season Throughout the year
Clothing Tropical
Languages spoken Tamil, Telugu and English.
STD Code 044

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