Sri Ekambaranathar temple is dedicated to Shiva and is one of the largest temples in Kanchipuram. The temple complex spans around 12 hectares. There is 59 meters high gopuram that was constructed in the year of 1509 by Krishnadevaraya of the Vijayanagar empire. The original construction however dates back to the Pallavas dynasty and later continued by Cholas. There is a mango tree in the temple complex and the name of the temple is said to be derived from it.
Ek Amra Nathar means Lord of Mango Tree, and hence the name was coined. The four branches of this mango tree represent the four Vedas of Hindus. If you are looking to make a donation, you can do that by contacting the temple persons here. This temple remain open all days of week at 6am to 12.30pm and 4pm to 8.30pm.