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Reviewed 10 January 2015

We kept hearing 3 things about Kanchi, since childhood.
Kanchi Kamakshi, Kanchi kamakoti peetham and kanchi pattu (silk) sarees.
And whenever any story was told, it would end with a phrase ,katha kanchiki,manam intiki,meaning...story goes to kanchi and we go to house!
This visit brought me back all those memories!
Especially, visit to peethm,darshan of Swamijis ,gave us the feeling
These are the custodian s of culture and traditions and when they travel to different places,they carry the divine grace to bestow upon devotees who cannot visit kanchi in person!
We specially remember Shri Chandrasekhar's Saraswathi Swamiji, who was regarded as 'Walking God',when we bow with reverence,in front of his samadhi, in the peetham!
It is a great opportunity to be able to spend some time there.
It is very near to Ekambareswara Temple.

Date of experience: September 2014
5  Thank padmaja111
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Reviewed 22 December 2014

Peace prevails in this place which gets into you when you stand before the Samadi of Maha Periyaval the former Shankaracharya of Kanchi Sri Chandrasekhara Saraswati. It lets one forget any other shortcomings in managing the Peetham.

Date of experience: December 2014
34  Thank RajanJamuna
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Reviewed 13 December 2014

The Peetham claims to be founded by Adi Sankara.

Sri Sri Jayendra Saraswati Swamigal is the current pontiff - The 69th head in succession, tracing its history back to the fifth century BCE.

Sri Adi Sankara came to Kanchipuram, and that he established the Kanchi Kamkoti Peetham named "Dakshina Moolamnaya Sarvagnya Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam" in a position of supremacy (Sarvagnya Peetha) over the other mathas of the subcontinent, before his attaining samadhi there.

The Kamakoti Peetam however, traditionally refers to Kamakshi referred popularly as Kamakodi. 'Kamakodi' is of Tamil origin, referring to Goddess Durga. 'Kodi' refers to Durga in the ancient Tamil Sangam literature. Kanchipuram is referred to as Kachi. The Vyakarana Mahabhashya of Patanjali uses the word 'Kanchi' and it can be thus understood that the word Kanchi also has a Sanskrit base. Under The guidance of Sureshvarachaya Adi Shankara appointed Sarvajnatman as the Second Peetadhipathi.

This place is very close to the bus stand, Sri Ekaambareswarar temple and Kamakshi Amman temple.

One of the oldest institution and is worth paying a visit there!

Date of experience: November 2014
12  Thank KMSMANIAN
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Reviewed 15 November 2014

kanchi kamakoti peetham is very famous organisation but nothig here to visit. meeting the guru only.

Date of experience: April 2014
2  Thank BhoopathiVizag
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Reviewed 4 September 2014

I have visited this monastic institution with few relatives recently, it was founded by Aadhi Sankara and was situated near Kamakshi amman temple.

Nice divine place for doing meditation.

Date of experience: August 2014
9  Thank Sangeetha A
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