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Kailasanathar Temple, Kanchipuram

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Marvel at exquisitely carved sandstone at Kailasanathar Temple, an ancient Hindu temple and the oldest structure in Kanchipuram. Built in the 7th century by King Rajasimha, this modestly scaled temple has an air of intimacy enhanced by warm color of its masterfully laid out and carved stones. Pyramidal shikhara, gopuram and plastered walls featured here made an example for many later architects and stonemasons in South India. Known for individual worship, there is a sanctuary inside the complex which only one devotee at a time can enter through a tight tunnel. Enter this puja and make a punarjani to feel the sanctity of ancient gods. Using our international travel planner, Kanchipuram attractions like Kailasanathar Temple can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • This temple is well preserved by this and the nice thing is .me impressed Lions columns and well that the temple is preserved. It is a must see and you will not disappoint.
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  • This temple is an old temple protected by ASI. It is not crowded like the rest of the temples in kanchipuram. It is a beautiful temple with great architecture. The shiva lingam here had good vibes and...  read more »
  • This beautiful old temple is more a tourist attraction in itself than a place of worship. Brilliant rock cut sculptures depicting vivid stories/legends from ancient Hindu Mythology makes this a must v...  read more »
  • A pallava period lord Shiva temple...there is a connection between this temple and thiruninravur Sri hiruthayaleswarar ...lord Shiva attended this temple consecration after Thiruninravur temple built in his heart by Poosalar one of the 63 nayanmar...
  • The kanchi Kailasanathar temple is the oldest structure in Kanchipuram. Located in Tamil Nadu, India, it is a Hindu temple in theDravidian architectural style. It is dedicated to the Lord Shiva, and is known for its historical importance. The temple was built from 685-705AD by a Rajasimha ruler of the Pallava Dynasty. 
  • Excellent Carvings. Most of the temple is in dangerous state, ASI should atleast try to recarve them or restore them as done in other temples like darasuram etc. Dont forget to visit circumambulatory passage.
  • This is a beautiful small temple, retaining the original Pallava style and one can can spend from around 30 mins to 1 hr at the temple. The nandis placed around here and the huge mythical lions surrounding the sculptures add to the beauty!!
  • Good, very excellent temple to pray. Legend states that, portrait of this temple acted as inspiration to king Raja Raja Chozhan to build Peruvudayar temple (Big temple) at tanjore. A must watch place at KANCHI.
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