#Ekambareswarar Temple in #Kanchipuram is one of the largest Shiva Temples in India dedicated to Lord Ekambareswarar. According to a legend associated with the temple, once Parvati, had been cursed to become dark like Kali. She did penance under the temple's ancient mango tree near #Vegavathi river. In order to test her devotion Shiva sent fire on her. Parvati prayed to her brother, #Vishnu, for help. Vishnu took the moon from Shiva's head and showed the rays which then cooled down the tree as well as Parvati. Shiva again sent the river Ganga to disrupt her penance. Parvati convinced Ganga saying her that both of them were sisters and so should not harm her. #Ganga was convinced. Parvati made a Shiva Linga out of sand to get united with Shiva. The God here came to be known as Ekambareswarar or "Lord of Mango Tree". A visit to the temple is guaranteed for a unique spiritual experience. You experience deep devotions through divine darshan, various temple rituals, chanting of mantras, food, splendid art and architecture from Chola Period followed by Vijayanagar sculptures.