Kanchipuram, India – 1300 year old Hindu Temple, Circumambulatory Passage.

Kanchipuram, India - 1300 year old Hindu Temple, Circumambulatory Passage.

Built on the banks of the Vedavathi River, the Kailasanathar Temple is the oldest structure in in the Tamil Nadu city of Kanchipuram in South India. Built by the Pallava King Rajasimha also known as Narasimhavarman II, in the Dravidian style of architecture, Carved and sculpted mostly out of sandstone, it was built between 685 and 705 AD; it is dedicated to the god Shiva. Photo of circumbulatory passage shot in the afternoon sunlight. The outer wall can be seen to the right; each of the sections houses a shrine – 58 in total. Over the centuries, the wall leans towards the outside. Horizontal format; no people. Copy Space. © Mano Chandra Dhas

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