Chitragupta Temple

Open Time : 7am–12pm ,4pm–8:30pm

Entry : free

Address : Chitragupta Swamy Temple, Hospital Road, Nellukara st, Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, India

Why to visit Chitragupta Temple

The Chitragupta Temple at Kanchipuram is devoted to the Hindu god Chitragupta. Chitragupta, also known as the aide of Yamaraja, the God of Death, is honoured in this unusual temple in India. The temple is a beautiful example of traditional architecture that may be found in many temples throughout South India.

It has a three-tiered Rajagopuram and a sanctum sanctorum. According to Hindu mythology, Chitragupta was formed from a detailed picture created by Lord Shiva and was tasked with keeping track of the good and wicked activities of humanity on Earth in order to assist uphold Dharma. As a result, he was given the names Chitragupta, Chitra (painting), and Gupta (accountant).

The Chola Dynasty constructed the beautiful temple in the 9th century. After the Chola Dynasty, various other kingdoms governed Kanchipuram, and they continued the renovation and extension work. The temple is now maintained by the Tamil Nadu Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments department, which promotes it as a significant tourist attraction in South India.

Chitragupta Temple is easily accessible by road from any part of the town of Kanchipuram. Public transport is the best way to reach the temple. Tourists can rent taxis or cabs or hail local buses that frequently ply throughout the town. Those travelling by private vehicles can reach the temple via Gandhi Road - Chengalpattu Road - Vellore Road

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Best time to shop in this place is from 9 am -5 pm

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