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

Kailasanathar Temple, Circumambulatory Passage.

Built on the banks of the Vedavathi River, the 1300 year old 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 almost completely out of sandstone, it was built between 685 and 705 AD; it is dedicated to the god Shiva. Photo the cirumsmbulatory shot in the afternoon sunlight; on the left is the inner side of the outer wall. Each of the sections houses a shrine – 58 in total. Converging lines make for an interesting photograph. Horizontal format; no people. Copy Space. © Mano Chandra Dhas

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