Kanchipuram, India – 1300 year old Kailasanathar Hindu Temple

Kanchipuram, India - 1300 year old Kailasanathar Hindu Temple

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 the inner temple shot in the afternoon sunlight; a bit of the circumambulatory passage can be seen to the left of the photo. Horizontal format; no people. © Mano Chandra Dhas

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