Chitragupta Temple-Kanchipuram
Chitragupta Swamy Temple-Kanchipuram

A unique and separate temple for Chitragupta, the chief minister and chief accountant of Lord Yama (the God of Death), on Nellukara Street, in the heart town of Kanchipuram. There is no other separate shrine for Chitragupta. According to archaeologists, the Chitragupta Temple was built in Kanchipuram during the Chola period. Kanchipuram is administered by a certain period of time. The temple has a three-tiered rajagopuram, the gateway tower. The central shrine has the image of Chitragupta in seated posture. Poojas, every month, during the full moon day, the devotees who come to the temple. Shri Chitragupta Swami sitting in the temple of Sri Ghori near the bus stand in the center of Kanchipuram is a blessing. This is a fairy goddess for Chitragupta Khetram and one of the Navaras, Those worshiping Chitragupta in this temple will be enthralled with prosperity. Added Kethu’s evil effects will be reduced during its trip. However, according to For astrologers, Vinayakar, spoil, favors the goddess and reduce it the bad effects of ketu.


According to Hindu mythology, Lord Shiva is among all the people on the earth, the Hindu god of destruction to maintain the charity and to maintain the virtues of their deeds Parvati spoke to his wife. To prevent them from being blamed and in good deeds He wanted to get close to people to prevent them from getting involved. Lord Shiva drew a picture of a golden cot – Parvati visited and Shiva wanted to describe it. The deity was created by the divine grace of Lord Shiva and Lord.All human beings on earth Lord Shiva was entrusted with duty to maintain the account of actions.From Chitragupta (Tulsi) and Gupta (accountant) he was called Chitragupta Known. He was the account holder of the Hindu deity Yamaha.

According to another legend states that Indra wanted to have Siva’s baby, but in accordance with the divine wish, his wife, Indrani, was not considered to have any offspring. Lord Shiva sent Kamadeena back to the Holy Cow to give birth to a baby. Later Chidran handed over the baby to Indra and Indrani, then called him Chitragupta. It is theonly temple in the south, depicted in the Chitragupta sanctuary, having an iron style (an ancient writing implement) in one hand and palm leaf in the other hand. Chitragupta Puja is celebrated on Chithra Poornima day, which is considered his birthday.


Pooja is performed four times on all days of the week in Chitragupta temple in morning, evening, afternoon and night.


Full moon day of the Chithrai month special pooja and the marriage celebrations of Chitragupta takes place.

By Bus

The city of Kanchipuram is well connected with the other part of the states and it is few kms from the Quadrilateral National Highway. There are frequent bus services from Chennai and it takes 2- 3 hours to reach. The Chennai Metropolitan and the state express transport operate the services.

By Train

Kanchipuram is connected with the southern part of the rail network and few trains are running through Kanchipuram. Suburban trains are running between Kanchipuram and Chennai beach on specified intervals.

By Air

Chennai, the nearest international airport, is situated around 75 km away from Kanchipuram. Both public and private transport facilities are available at the airport.

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