June 12, 2010

A rare temple for the God who keeps track of our deeds - Chitraguptar temple, Kanchipuram, India

Chitra Guptar temple is an unique and rare temple located in Kanchipuram city of South Inda. This small temple, which was built during the Chola period in the 9th century CE, is located in Nellukara street near Kanchipuram bus stand.

Chitra Gupta, the younger brother of Yama, the God of Death, is believed to keep track of good and evil deeds of all human beings. Everyone goes to heaven or hell based on the records maintained by Chitra Gupta. You cannot find a temple or shrine for Chitra Gupta anywhere else except in Kanchpuram. As Chitra Gupta is the God of Ketu, one of the Navagrahas, you can find a lot of devotees visiting this small temple.

The temple has Lord Chitra Guptar as the main idol with Utsava idols of Chitra Guptar with his wife Karni Ambal. There is a separate shrine for Ayyappa, Vishnu Durga, Navagraha, and Ramalingar in this temple.

When you go to Kanchipuram, visit this rare temple.

Happy travelling.

Site Name: Chitra Guptar Temple
A rare and unique temple for Chitra Guptar, who keeps track of our deeds
2) One of the 51 Shakthi Peeths
3) The most famous temple of Kanchipuram, the city of thousand temples
Location: Kanchipuram, 75 kms from Chennai, Tamil Nadu state, India
Nearest Railway Station: Kanchipuram
Nearest Airport: Chennai (around 75 kms)
How to reach: Easily reachable by road and train
Hotel: A lot of luxury hotels and budget hotels are available
Restaurants: There are a lot of good restaurants in the city

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