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India officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by geographical area, the second most populous country, and the most populous liberal democracy in the world. India is a union of twenty-eight states and seven federally-governed union territories. New Delhi is the capital of India.
 
Kancheepuram is one of the famous cities in India. Kanchipuram, Kanchi, or Kancheepuram is a city and a municipality in Kancheepuram district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is a temple town and the headquarters of Kanchipuram district. In ancient times it was called Kachi and Kachiampathi. As of 2001 India census India, Kancheepuram had a population of 152,984.
 
Kancheepuram is one of the oldest cities in South India, and was a city of learning for both Tamil and Sanskrit, and was believed to be visited by Hsuan Tsang. Bodhidharma went to China from Kanchipuram to spread Bhuddhism.
 
Kancheepuram is located on the Palar River, and known for its temples and silk sarees. There are several big temples, notably Ekambaranatha Temple which is one of the five forms of abodes of Lord Siva, Kamakshi Amman Temple, Varadharaja Perumal Temple, Kumara Kottam, Kachapeshwarar Temple, Kailasanathar Temple and many more. Kanchipuram is also famous for its silk sarees, which are woven manually. These saris are considered to be of the highest quality almost every relatively well-off South Indian woman has a Kanjivaram sari in her collection.
 
Kancheepuram is also the seat of the Kanchi matha, a religious institution that became influential and famous under the leadership of Shri Chandrashekarendra Saraswati. This matha says that Adi Sankara settled in Kanchipuram after establishing four Amnaya mathas in the four corners of India and that this gave rise to the Kanchi matha. Today, apart from its temples, this small town is also known for its thriving hand loom industry. Kancheepuram town is also known as silk city since the main profession of the people living in and around is weaving silk sarees,more than 5,000 families are engaged in this industry. Woven from pure mulberry silk and have an enviable reputation for texture, lustre, durability and finish. The sarees in dazzling colours are available in every imaginable design and variety, which can make the job of selection quite challenging.

Kancheepuram is the kind of town you daydream about. It is a city with endless recreational opportunities, rich history, and modern day luxuries.

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