Kamakshi Temple


The most famous temple in Kanchipuram is the Kamakshi Temple. Kamakshi is a form of the divine mother who gives pleasure (kama) at a glance from her eyes (akshi). In other words, all you have to do is see her to receive her blessings.

The temple grounds are wonderful to walk around in the evening. The golden dome…and yes that is real gold leaf…shines in the evening light.