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#1 of 29 Places To Visit in Kanchipuram
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Kanchipuram Village, Tamil Nadu 631501, India
entry fee
no entry fee
All days of the week
5:30 AM - 12:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
visit duration
3 to 4 hours

about kailasnath temple

Oldest temple in the ancient town of Kanchipuram, Kailasnath temple is an incredible architectural splendour built by the same Pallava king who built Mamallapuram's Shore Temple, Narasimhavarman II, in 8th century CE. With its compounds made of sandstone, the entire temple is a maze of incredible carvings of mythological creatures like Yali and has distinct influences of early Dravidian architectural pattern.

Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the temple's walls are replete with panels showing Nataraja, the Lord of Dance and an avatar of Shiva, in various postures. Called the Stone temple of Kachipettu, Kachipettu Periya Thirukatrali, by Rajaraja Chola, Kailasnath temple is believed to be the architectural inspiration behind Brihadeeswarar temple in Thanjavur.

Magnificent and stately without being imperious, Kailasnath temple is Kanchipuram's crowing glory in its hallmark understated elegance.

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shiva ohm
Small temples in kanchipuram
Jan 06 2015
Other than big temples in kanchipuram there are so many small ancient temples in kanchipuram. Around 200 old temples to visit. www.tamiltour.com
Vimala Gnanasekaran Gnanasekaran
Vimala Gnanasekaran Gnanasekaran
Must visit
Sep 16 2014
People visiting kancheepuram must be aware of many famous temple .though very little known about the greatness of this temple it it a must visit temple in kancheepuram.it is believed lord shiva is in the same form as he would be in kailash.and t ...... read more