Ekambareswarar Temple, Chennai
Ekambareswarar Temple is a Hindu temple devoted to the god Shiva, situated in the town of Kanchipuram in Tamil Nadu, India. Shiva is worshiped as Ekambareswarar or Ekambaranathar and is spoken to by the lingam, with his golden calf alluded to as Prithvi lingam. Pancha Bhoota Stalam alludes to the five Shiva sanctuaries, each speaking to the sign of the five prime components of nature - arrive, water, air, sky, fire. Pancha shows five, Bhoota implies components and Stala implies put. Every one of these sanctuaries are situated in South India with four of these sanctuaries at Tamil Nadu and one at Andhra Pradesh. The five components are accepted to be cherished in the five lingams and every one of the lingams speaking to Shiva in the sanctuary have five distinct names in view of the components they speak to. In the sanctuary, Shiva is said to have showed himself as Prithvi Lingam. The other four indications are Appu Lingam speaking to water at Jambukeswarar Temple, Thiruvanaikaval, Akaya Lingam speaking to sky at Thillai Nataraja Temple, Chidambaram, Agni Lingam speaking to flame at Annamalaiyar Temple and Vayu Lingam speaking to air at Srikalahasti Temple.