Kanchipuram

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Kanchipuram, also known as Kānchi or Kancheepuram''', is a temple city in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu in Tondaimandalam region, 72 km from Chennai – the capital of Tamil Nadu.wikipedia
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Kanchipuram, also known as Kānchi or Kancheepuram''', is a temple city in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu in Tondaimandalam region, 72 km from Chennai – the capital of Tamil Nadu.
The Pallavas ruled parts of South India with Kanchipuram as their capital.

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Kanchipuram, also known as Kānchi or Kancheepuram''', is a temple city in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu in Tondaimandalam region, 72 km from Chennai – the capital of Tamil Nadu.
The Pallavas of Kanchi built the areas of Mahabalipuram and Pallavaram during the reign of Mahendravarman I.

Kanchi Kailasanathar Temple

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The city's historical monuments include the Kailasanathar Temple and the Vaikunta Perumal Temple. King Narasimhavarman II built the city's important Hindu temples, the Kanchi Kailasanathar Temple, the Varadharaja Perumal Temple and the Iravatanesvara Temple.
The Kanchi Kailasanathar temple is the oldest structure in Kanchipuram.

Tiru Parameswara Vinnagaram

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The city's historical monuments include the Kailasanathar Temple and the Vaikunta Perumal Temple.
Thiru Parameswara Vinnagaram or Vaikunta Perumal Temple is a temple dedicated to Vishnu, located in Kanchipuram in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu.

Varadharaja Perumal Temple, Kanchipuram

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The city houses Varadharaja Perumal Temple, Ekambareswarar Temple, Kamakshi Amman Temple, and Kumarakottam Temple which are some of major Hindu temples in the state. King Narasimhavarman II built the city's important Hindu temples, the Kanchi Kailasanathar Temple, the Varadharaja Perumal Temple and the Iravatanesvara Temple.
Varadharaja Perumal Temple or Hastagiri or Attiyuran is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu located in the holy city of Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, India.

Ekambareswarar Temple (Kanchipuram)

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The city houses Varadharaja Perumal Temple, Ekambareswarar Temple, Kamakshi Amman Temple, and Kumarakottam Temple which are some of major Hindu temples in the state.
Ekambareswarar Temple (Ekambaranathar Temple) is a Hindu temple dedicated to the deity Shiva, located in the town of Kanchipuram in Tamil Nadu, India.

Kumarakottam Temple

Kumara Kottam Murugan temple, Kanchipuram.
The city houses Varadharaja Perumal Temple, Ekambareswarar Temple, Kamakshi Amman Temple, and Kumarakottam Temple which are some of major Hindu temples in the state.
The Kumara kottam Temple is a Hindu temple in Kānchipuram, Tamil Nādu, India.

Kamakshi Amman Temple

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The city houses Varadharaja Perumal Temple, Ekambareswarar Temple, Kamakshi Amman Temple, and Kumarakottam Temple which are some of major Hindu temples in the state. The province was renamed "Jayamkonda Cholamandalam" during the reign of King Raja Raja Chola I (985–1014), who constructed the Karchapeswarar Temple and renovated the Kamakshi Amman Temple.
It is located in the historic city of Kanchipuram, near Chennai, India.

Sri Vaishnavism

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The city is particularly important to Sri Vaishnavism, but is also a holy pilgrimage site in Shaivism.
This theological dispute between the Vedic and Bhakti traditions traces it roots to the debate between Srirangam and Kanchipuram monasteries between the 13th and 15th century.

Pallava dynasty

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Located on the banks of the Vegavathy river, Kanchipuram has been ruled by the Pallavas, the Medieval Cholas, the Later Cholas, the Later Pandyas, the Vijayanagara Empire, the Carnatic kingdom, and the British, who called the city "Conjeeveram".
Chinese traveller Xuanzang visited Kanchipuram during Pallava rule and extolled their benign rule.

Kanchipuram district

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It is the administrative headquarters of Kanchipuram District.
Kancheepuram, the temple city, is the district headquarters.

Iravatanesvara Temple, Kanchipuram

Iravatanesvara Temple
King Narasimhavarman II built the city's important Hindu temples, the Kanchi Kailasanathar Temple, the Varadharaja Perumal Temple and the Iravatanesvara Temple.
The Iravatanesvara temple is located in the temple town of Kanchipuram in Tamil Nadu, India.

Chalukya dynasty

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The Pallava inscriptions from (250–355) and the inscriptions of the Chalukya dynasty refers the city as Kanchipura.
Among them, the Badami cave inscriptions of Mangalesha (578), Kappe Arabhatta record of c. 700, Peddavaduguru inscription of Pulakeshin II, the Kanchi Kailasanatha Temple inscription and Pattadakal Virupaksha Temple inscription of Vikramaditya II (all in Kannada language) provide more evidence of the Chalukya language.

Gupta Empire

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The earliest inscription from the Gupta period (325–185 BCE) denote the city as Kanchipuram, where King Visnugopa was defeated by Samudragupta.
The inscription suggests that Samudragupta advanced as far as the Pallava kingdom in the south, and defeated Vishnugopa, the Pallava regent of Kanchi.

Perumpāṇāṟṟuppaṭai

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The city finds mention in the classical Tamil Sangam literature dated 300 BCe like Manimegalai and Perumpāṇāṟṟuppaṭai.
Set as a praise for chieftain Tonataiman Ilantiraiyan of the Kanchi territory, it was composed by Uruttirankannanar sometime around 190–200 CE, states Kamil Zvelebil – a Tamil literature scholar.

Sanskrit

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The city is believed to have been part of the mythical Dravida Kingdom of the Mahabharatha, and was described as "the best among cities" (Sanskrit: Nagareshu Kanchi) by the 4th-century Sanskrit poet, Kalidasa.
Centres in Varanasi, Paithan, Pune and Kanchipuram were centers of classical Sanskrit learning and public debates until the arrival of the colonial era.

Narasimhavarman I

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A second invasion ended disastrously for Pulakesin II, who was forced to retreat to his capital Vatapi which was besieged and Pulakesin II was killed by Narasimhavarman I (630–668), son of Mahendravarman I (600–630), at the Battle of Vatapi.
It was during his reign, in 640 AD, that the Chinese traveller Hiuen Tsang visited Kanchipuram.

Karchapeswarar Temple

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The province was renamed "Jayamkonda Cholamandalam" during the reign of King Raja Raja Chola I (985–1014), who constructed the Karchapeswarar Temple and renovated the Kamakshi Amman Temple.
Karchapeswarar Temple is a Hindu temple located in the town of Kanchipuram in Tamil Nadu, India.

Battle of Pollilur (1780)

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Kanchipuram was a battlefront for the British East India Company in the Carnatic Wars against the French East India Company and in the Anglo-Mysore Wars with the Sultanate of Mysore.The popular 1780 Battle of Pollilur of the Second Anglo-Mysore War, known for the use of rockets by Hyder Ali of Mysore, was fought in the village of Pullalur near Kanchipuram.
The Battle of Pollilur (a.k.a. Pullalur), also known as the Battle of Polilore or Battle of Perambakam, took place on 10 September 1780 at Pollilur near Conjeevaram, the city of Kanchipuram in present-day Tamil Nadu state, India, as part of the Second Anglo-Mysore War.

Tondaimandalam

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Kanchipuram, also known as Kānchi or Kancheepuram''', is a temple city in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu in Tondaimandalam region, 72 km from Chennai – the capital of Tamil Nadu.
Neolithic burial urn, cairn circles and jars with burials dating to the very dawn of the Christian era have been discovered near Mamallapuram.It then came under the rule of Cholas during first century CE with the capital of Tondai Nadu as Kanchipuram.

Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana

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Kanchipuram has been chosen as one of the heritage cities for HRIDAY - Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana scheme of Government of India.
With a duration of 4 years (completing in November 2018) and a total outlay of inr 5000000000, the Scheme is set to be implemented in 12 identified Cities namely, Ajmer, Amaravati, Amritsar, Badami, Dwarka, Gaya, Kanchipuram, Mathura, Puri, Varanasi, Velankanni and Warangal.

Yathothkari Perumal Temple

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His son, Rajendra Chola I (1012–44) constructed the Yathothkari Perumal Temple.
Tiruvekkaa Temple or Yathothkari Perumal Temle (locally called Sonnavannam Seitha Perumall) located in Kanchipuram in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu, is dedicated to the Hindu god Vishnu.

Chingleput District (Madras Presidency)

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In 1763, the British East India Company assumed indirect control from the Nawab of the Carnatic over the erstwhile Chingleput District, comprising the present-day Kanchipuram and Tiruvallur districts, in order to defray the expenses of the Carnatic wars.
The first capital was the town of Karunguzhi, with an interruption between 1825 and 1835, administrative headquarters were transferred to Kanchipuram.

Rajaraja I

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The province was renamed "Jayamkonda Cholamandalam" during the reign of King Raja Raja Chola I (985–1014), who constructed the Karchapeswarar Temple and renovated the Kamakshi Amman Temple.
Historians like James Heitzman and Wolfgang Schenkluhn conclude that this confrontation displayed the degree of animosity on a personal level between the rulers of the Chola and the Chalukya kingdoms drawing a parallel between the enmity between the Chalukyas of Badami and the Pallavas of Kanchi.

Vira Narasimha II

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In about 1218, the Pandya king Maravarman Sundara Pandyan (1216–1238) invaded the Chola country, making deep inroads into the kingdom which was saved by the intervention of the Hoysala king Vira Narasimha II (1220–1235), who fought on the side of the Chola king Kulothunga Chola III.
During the rule of Vira Narasimha II, a Hoysala army was stationed at Kanchi possibly to avert any