Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham, Kanchipuram
The Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam is a monastic institution for the Hindu community located in one of the Pancha Bhuta Sthalas, the city of Kanchipuram. The Pancha Bhuta Sthalas represent five materials essential for our existence, namely - Earth, Sky, Water, Fire and Air. Out of these, Kanchipuram represents Earth, Chidambaram represents Sky, Thiruvanaikoil represents Water, Thiruvannamalai represents Fire and Kalahasti represents Air. Visitors often find the institution a place to find peace. The management still follows the traditional practices in a pure environment which is rarely seen in today's world. They serve the Ananda Prasadam to all the visitors during noon which will put the soul to rest instantly. People from all castes and creed are welcome to visit and to attend the traditional poojas without any discrimination.