There are seven Mokshapuris mentioned in our Puranas and Dharma Shastras. Kanchipuram is one amongst them:
Ayodhya Mathura Maya Kashi Kanchi Avantika |
Puri Dwarakavathi caiva Sapthaithate Mokshadaayikaa ||
The Kamakshi Temple is a famous Hindu temple dedicated to Kamakshi, one of the forms of the goddess Parvati. It is located in the historic city of Kanchipuram, near Chennai, India and is popularly associated with Sankaracharya, one of the greatest Hindu gurus. The Meenakshi Temple in Madurai, the Akilandeswari temple in Thiruvanaikaval near Tiruchirappalli and this Kamakshi are the important centers of worship of Parvati as the mother goddess, in the state of Tamil Nadu.
The main deity, Kamakshi, is seated in a majestic Padmasana, an yogic posture signifying peace and prosperity, instead of the traditional standing pose. The goddess holds a sugarcane bow and bunch of flowers in the lower two of her arms and has a pasha (lasso), an ankusha (goad) in her upper two arms. There is also a parrot perched near the flower bunch.
Goddess Kamakshi offered worship to the Shivalingam made out of sand, under a mango tree and gained Shiva's hand in marriage after performing penance here.
Adi Shankaracharya established the Sri Chakra at this Kamakshi Devi temple in the trough-like structure in that shrine, This Sri Chakra soon became the seat of the famous Kamakoti Peetham.he Acarya changed the fierce form of worship into a sowmya form.
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