The tower at a Kanchipuram temple
Naga-worship is next to the Sri Vaigunda Perumal Temple in Kanchipuram. Kanchipuram was the capital of the Pallavas. Kanchipuram was a major seat of Tamil and Telugu learning as well as an important place of pilgrimage for Buddhists, Jains and Hindus.
Kanchipuram in history was also been known as the ghatikasthanam or place of learning. Kanchipuram Sri krishna college of Arts and Science: This is also a one of the best college in Tamil Nadu.
Bodhidharma and martial arts
Bodhidharma went to China from Kanchipuram to spread Buddhism.He preached Buddhist ideologies. At that time he trained the local people in the art of Varmakkalai.The art underwent many changes and came to be known as Shaolin kung fu or boxing.
Kanchipuram Silk Sarees
In 1997, research indicated that the number of child laborers in the silk-weaving industry in the district of Kanchipuram exceeded 40,000. Working collaboratively, RIDE helped reduce the number of child laborers to less than 4,000 by 2007.
In 2008, noted director, Priyadarshan, made Tamil film, Kanchivaram, about silk weavers' of the town, during in the post-independence period, it won the Best Film Award at the annual National Film Award.
The Kanchipuram Mutt
Kanchipuram is also the seat of the Kanchi mutt, a religious institution that became influential and famous under the leadership of Shri Chandrashekarendra Saraswati. This mutt says that Adi Shankara settled in Kanchipuram after establishing four Āmnāya maţhas in the four corners of India.
Jain Kanchi Mutt
Kanchipuram was a major Jain center. Hiuen Tsang was in Kanchipuram reported that he saw numerous Nirgranthas (Jain monks) at this place.
Tirupantikundram village near Kanchipuram was a Jain center with the seat of a Bhattaraka.
List of Temples
Kanchipuram is a major temple city of Tamil Nadu. Vishwakarma Brahmin Sthapathis have shown their excellent architecture cognizance in planning the architecture and sculpting the numerous temples at Kanchipuram. The list gives the consolidated list of temples in and around Kanchipuram.
List of Vaishnava Temples
Varadharaja Perumal Temple
Ashtabujakaram - Sri Adhikesava Perumal Temple
Tiruvekkaa - Sri Yathothkari Temple
Tiruththanka - Sri Deepa prakasa Perumal Temple
Tiruvelukkai - Sri Azhagiya Singar Temple
Neervalur - Sri Veetrirunda Lakshmi Narayana Perumal Temple
Tirukalvanoor - Sri Adi Varaha Swami Temple
Tiruoorakam - Sri Ulaganatha Swami Temple
Tiruneeragam - Sri Jagadeeshwarar Temple
Tirukaaragam - Sri Karunagara Perumal Temple
Tirukaarvaanam - Sri Tirukaarvarnar Temple
Tiruparamechura Vinnagaram - Sri Vaikunda Perumal Temple
Tirupavalavannam - Sri Pavala Vanar Temple
Tirupaadagam - Sri Pandava Thoodar Temple
Tirunilaaththingalthundam - Sri Nilathingal Thundathan Perumal Temple
Tirupputkuzhi - Sri Vijaya Raghava Perumal Temple
Parithiyur-Kalyana Varadharaja Perumal Temple
Sri Aadhi Kesava Perumal - Kooran [about 8 to 9 km from Kanchipuram]
List of Saiva Temples
Sangupani Vinayakar Temple
Adhi Kamakshi Temple
Kanaka Durga Temple, Koneri Kuppam
Thiruparruthikundram - Jaina Temple
Kanchipuram is a separate assembly constituency.
In 2001, Kanchipuram had a population of 152,984. Males constitute 50% of the population and females 50%. Kanchipuram has an average literacy rate of 75%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 81%, and female literacy is 69%. In Kanchipuram, 10% of the population is under 6 years of age.
Kanchipuram temples, were built in 1811.