Shivaratri – Inside the Ekambeshwara Temple

Generally temples don’t allow photos inside the buildings, although the advent of cell phone camera has made that ban more difficult to enforce.

Just for fun, I brought my GoPro camera (about 2 inches square) into the Ekambeshawara Shiva temple on Shivaratri night just to see if I could sneak a few shots. It was pretty dark so most of them were too blurry to use, but here are a couple that I thought gave an interesting view of the temple interior.

The temple is located on a 20 acre site and the main gopuram (tower) is 192 feet tall. The temple itself dates back to at least 600 CE.


Inside the temple, the outer walls have 108 Shiva lingams all of which are nicely cleaned and decorated for Shivaratri.