Kanchipuram is also popularly known as “the Golden City of Thousand Temples”. It houses the maximum number of temples in Sothern India which are of traditional medieval design.
The Kamakodi Peethum and Kammakshianam temples: These temples are closely related to the life of Sankaracharya and form a major Hindu sacred site. There is a sacred Sri Chakra present in front of the Sri Devi structure where all the religious sacrifices are offered.
Sriperumpudur: It is another religious spot which is located on the way to Kanchipuram from Chennai. It is said to be the birth place of the Hindu Saint Ramanujar, who is the father of the Hindu religious philosophy Visishtadvaida which is the basis of Vaishnavism.