Hindus on a pilgrimage trip, this temple is a mandatory place to visit.
It gains its significance due to its location. The way this temple is
located in the city is a rare phenomenon mentioned in Hindu scriptures.
It is called the "Soma Skandha" Posture.The "Soma Skandha" posture
indicates Lord Shiva seated with the Goddess Shakthi to his left, with
his son, Lord Subramanya seated between them. In Kanchipuram, the shrine
of Lord Shiva (Sri Ekambaranathar) is located with the shrine of Shakthi
(Kamakshi Amman) to its left. The Kandakottam temple is located right in
between these two. This is the "Soma Skandha" posture.