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Enumerated amongst the most burgeoning pilgrim destinations of India and acknowledged by the ‘Garuda Purana’ as one of the seven most sacred and ‘moksha dayika’ (salvation giving) nagaris of the country ‘Kanchipuram’ is a preeminent temple city sited in the State of Tamil Nadu in Southern India. Also reckoned by the monikers ‘Kanchi’, ‘Kanchiampathi’ and ‘Conjeevaram’, the civic derives its appellation from the prevailing myth that Lord Brahma had worshipped Lord Vishnu in this vicinity. The term Kanchipuram can be split as, Ka-Anchi-Puram i.e. the city (Puram) where Lord Brahma (Ka) had offered worship (Anchi). Nestled on the banks of the river Vegavathi; a tributary of the river Palar and positioned on the north-eastern coast of Tamil Nadu, Kanchipuram the abode of some of the most prominent Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva is also fondly referred to as ‘the City of Thousand Temples’. It is believed that those who pay a visit to this holy temple plaza are blessed with eternal bliss and happiness. An additional treasure of Kanchipuram that adds to its historic and religious significance is its ‘Kanchi Matha’ that was established by Adi Shankaracharya; the proponent of the Advaita Vedanta. Flourishing as the erstwhile capital of the ancient Pallava Empire till 9th century AD, the present day Kanchipuram serves as the administrative headquarters of the Kanchipuram District. Kanchipuram; the domicile of several medieval temples marked with enormous religious magnitude and extravagant architectural appeal also prospered as a major center of learning, culture, religion and philosophy. Today, Kanchipuram has achieved a standing on the international front for its exquisite hand woven silk saris also known as Kanjivaram or Kanchipuram Sari.