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Kailasanathar Temple

The Kailasanathar temple is located in the temple town of Kancheepuram in TamilNadu, India. It was built by the Pallavas in the early 8th century CE. It is famous for its splendid vimana. It also contains numerous panels showing lord Siva as Nataraja in various postures.This temple was built by Pallava King Narasimhavarman II (Rajasimhan).

 

The Chola King Rajaraja Chola I visited this temple and named this temple as kachipettu periya thirukatrali(Stone Temple of Kachipettu(ancient name of kanchipuram).It is believed by many archeologists that this kailasanathar temple must be the inspiration for Rajaraja Chola I to built the Tanjore Rajarajeeswaram temple.

 

Currently the temple is well maintained by Archaeological Survey of India

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Taken on November 30, 2008