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Kanchipuram Visit - Kailasanatha Temple

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We wanted to cover one or two temples in the evening of the same day we arrived at Kanchipuram. Our autorikshaw driver was only too glad to take us around. 

He first took us to Kanchi Kailasanatha temple located in the west of Kanchipuram.  He dropped us just in front of the temple. 
The temple has a high rising tower at the entrance.  The temple, built in Dravidian style architecture, is dedicated to Lord Shiva.  Built in 650 AD-705 AD, by the Pallavas, it is the oldest temple of Kanchipuram. Currently it is looked after by the Archeological Survey of India.   
Numerous carved images of Gods and Goddesses are seen on the inner and outer walls of the temple. One of the unique features of this temple is the 16 sided Shivalingam made up of black granite at the main shrine.  Since it was in the evening we could not capture photos properly. However, I am posting one photo which I actually took the next morning while passing that way. 

This is the only temple in Kancheepuram…
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