Kailasanathar Temple, Kanchipuram

4.8
Admire the exquisitely carved sandstone at Kailasanathar Temple, an ancient Hindu temple and the oldest structure in Kanchipuram. Built in the seventh century CE by King Rajasimha, this modestly scaled temple has an air of intimacy enhanced by the warm color of its masterfully arranged and adorned stones. Pyramidal shikhara, gopuram, and plastered walls feature throughout the temple, serving as examples for many later architects and stonemasons in South India. Known for individual worship, the complex features a sanctuary so small that only one devotee at a time can enter through a tight tunnel. Enter this "puja" and feel the sanctity of the ancient gods. Our Kanchipuram trip itinerary planner makes visiting Kailasanathar Temple and other Kanchipuram attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Great Architectural Marvel of the Pallava Dynasty.. One of the oldest temple in Kanchipuram.. Famous place for architecture and history lovers.. Excellent architecture and great sandstone carvings.. A...  more »
  • Sandstones everywhere. Pillars, carvings, walls... Interesting structure. The worship place itself looks ... compact. Not a big temple from that perspective.  more »
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  • Such a beautiful place..! Historical art 🎨! My friend introduced this place to me and I loved it. This historic place is great experience for me. It deserves a lot more attention than other places. ...! I'm waiting for next meet. Yeah! Missing you my dear friend. Get ready for the trip. 😎😎😎😉😉😉
  • What an amazing temple. This one is lesser known as it is a bit far from the Kanchipuram temple. Also, it's less religious than the rest of the bigger ones. But the architectural magnificence will enthrall you once you are in. A photographer's delight.
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