Kanchipuram, which is a primeval town in southern Tamil Nadu, deserves heritage status as the town has a sustained history and monuments covering over 2,000 years. Even today, the town bears testimony to the history of its rich art despite decades having rolled by.
When one talks about Kanchipuram, its ancient temples, world renowned silk sarees, and of course, the Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham or the Kanchi Mutt – all occupy the mind instantly.
The town’s history dates back to the third century. It was the seat of power for Pallavas, Cholas and Vijayanagara empires.
With each dynasty adding to its glorious architectural heritage through temples, Kanchipuram naturally became an important pilgrim centre and is counted as one of the seven sacred cities of Hinduism.
This most ancient of south Indian cities, for all its glory, truly deserves to be declared as a Unesco Heritage City for preserving its rich heritage of arts from time immemorial. Kanchi has a glorious history which has successfully been carried over for centuries, a Unesco heritage status will help in making it known even more.