About Kanchipuram

Located at a distance of about 70kms from Chennai, Kanchipuram (or Kanchi) is a historic town with many medieval temples and is an important pilgrim centre. It was the capital of the Pallava kingdom, that reigned from the 4th to 10th century AD. It was an important centre of learning and practice, for four diverse religious faiths viz. Shaivism, Vaishnavism, Buddhism and Jainism. While the former two are thriving to this day, with clearly demarcated regions of Shiva Kanchi and Vishnu Kanchi, the latter two are almost extinct, with only traces and excavations of them found in and around Kanchi. Modern Kanchi is also a weaving centre, known for its hand-woven silk clothing.

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