Karchapeswarar Temple

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Coordinates: 12°50′17″N 79°42′04″E / 12.838185°N 79.701247°E / 12.838185; 79.701247 Karchapeswarar Temple is a Hindu temple located in the town of Kanchipuram in Tamil Nadu, India. According to popular folklore, Vishnu is believed to have worshipped Shiva in the form of kurma (tortoise).[1]The other name given to the temple is Kachipedu in some inscriptions.[1] The temple is adjacent to the Kanthakottam temple. The temples was constructed by the Pallavas and renovated by Vijayanagar kings.


  1. ^ a b Ayyar, p 73

Nearest Hindu Temple

  • Arulmigu Thirumagaraleeswar Temple, Magaral
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